A NORPA production

about the show

Dreamland is a dreamscape of life in regional Australia. A newbie wanting to hire the hall interrupts the ubiquitous late night committee meeting. A crash course in local history involves a number of axes and an unexpected lesson in the virtues of partner dancing!

Transporting us through different waves of settlement, from the Big Scrub, to hippies and tree-changers, Dreamland explores how communities adapt to change and renew themselves.

From the makers of Railway Wonderland and Wildskin, Dreamland is for all of us who have come here to invent a new life; it’s a celebration of place, told through song, dance and humour.

After a sell-out season at Eureka Hall in 2016, we are excited to be bringing Dreamland to the Bangalow A&I Hall in May 2019!


creative team

Directed and devised by  Julian Louis (2016, 2019)
Written and devised by  Janis Balodis (2016, 2019)
Performed and devised by Phil Blackman, Darcy Grant, Katia Molino, Toni Scanlan, Kirk Page (2016, 2019)
Musical Director  Barry Hill, with Angus Fletcher, Sue Simpson, Hugo Jones, Jamie Birrell (2019) 
Shenzo Gregorio, with Jamie Birrell, Barry Hill, Ben Walsh (2016)
Lighting Designer   Karl Johnson (2016, 2019)
Costume Designer  William Kutana (2016, 2019)
Guest Designer  Edward Horne (2016, 2019)
Creative Producer  Valley Lipcer (2019) Marisa Snow (2016) 
Assistant Director/Stage Manager  
Kate McDowell (2016) 
Movement Consultant  
Kirk Page (2016) 


★★★★ “Joyful and poignant and potent… a richly engaging and cleverly crafted work.” Richard Watts, Arts Hub

Rambunctious, colourful, life-affirming extravaganza” Barnaby Smith, RealTime

NORPA nails it again, this time to the very timber that the hall was hewn from…” Marika Bryant, Australian Stage


A licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.


Enjoy a pre-show dinner at one of Bangalow’s restaurants.

The Italian Diner – 3-course pre-show dinner (view menu) for $45pp with seatings from 6pm. To reserve your table, call 02 6687 2247.


Parking is available in the Bangalow Showgrounds, enter via Market Street.

patron advice

Duration is 70 minutes (no interval).

tickets and performances

Playing  Wed 15 May – Sat 1 June, 7:30PM
Opening Night  Wed 15 May
Matinee Sat 25 May at 3PM

Single Tickets
Adult  $49
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+  $44
Under 25  $25

Adult  $40
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+  $35
Under 25  $20

General Admission.

Subscription Packages

Buy tickets for three or more performances this Season and save 20%. Read more about Subscription Packages.

Gift Vouchers

A NORPA gift voucher makes the perfect Birthday or Christmas gift. They’re available online here, or call the Box Office on 1300 066 772.

Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

Read more about Buying Tickets, Concessions and Refunds.

Photos by Kate Holmes


Dreamland was originally created with support from If These Halls Could Talk an Arts Northern Rivers Project, Create NSW, Linnaeus Estate and Regional Arts NSW.