A NORPA production

Wildskin

Devised and Directed by Julian Louis
Story and Lead Writer Hattie Dalton

“A visual and emotional feast” Australian Stage

Come on a darkly wild ride of immersive storytelling, physical theatre, laughter and song with NORPA’s wondrous epic Wildskin.

This isn’t your traditional theatre experience. Inside an industrial warehouse, your journey will take you inside the performance as the outrageous, and unpredictable world of Wildskin unfolds before you.

Eva believes the only way to mend her broken life is to go on the road, solo. Lost, alone and under-prepared, she is soon breaking rules, and embracing danger. After encountering wild animals and even wilder humans, does Eva have the primal instincts to handle any challenge life throws at her?

From the team that brought you Love For One Night, Wildskin is another sensory-smashing, destination theatre experience. Staged inside a gritty warehouse at Lismore Showgrounds – to really enhance the bush-horror vibe – this is daring and joyous theatre.

Get the full Wildskin experience at the dinner and drinks pop-up at the showgrounds, or by catching the Wildskin bus from Ballina or Byron, where you’ll start tripping into another realm even earlier. If you love the unexpected, grab some friends, and hold on for this one-of-a-kind evening.

“Every director relishes the chance to revisit a production – and as a creative team we are reimaging and expanding on the vision from the 2018 production of Wildskin. We’re excited to draw on the natural atmosphere of the Lismore Showgrounds and the local female cast will take the storytelling to new heights.” Julian Louis, Director.

Dates and venue

12 — 28 Sep, 7.30pm

Lismore Showgrounds
116 Alexandra Parade
North Lismore NSW 2480

Tickets

Tue – Thu performances
Adult $59
Concession $45
30 and under $30
Group discount 6+ $53

Fri & Sat performances
Adult $69
Concession $55
30 and under $30
Group discount 6+ $62

Please note there is $5.50 booking fee per transaction
Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice.

Bookings

Book online
Contact Box Office 02 6622 0300
Or visit the NORPA admin office at Suite 6, 22 Woodlark Street Lismore (entrance via Molesworth St)

Patron advice

Contains adult themes, violence, strong language and use of theatrical haze. Some of this event takes place standing (up to 10 minutes).

Accessibility

The Lismore Showgrounds is wheelchair accessible.
If you have access requirements including difficulties standing, please contact [email protected] 02 6622 0300 to book your tickets.

Auslan-interpreted performance:
Sat 28 Sep, 7.30pm
Auslan tickets $45
Book via Box Office at [email protected] or 02 6622 0300 and specify Auslan requirements

The bus experience — available for Fri and Sat performances

Let’s go on a roadtrip! Make a night of it and catch the Wildskin bus, departing Ballina and Byron Bay, getting you on-site in time to enjoy a drink on arrival (included in bus ticket) and purchase pre-show food and beverages. Your Wildskin experience begins as soon as you step aboard.

Bus routes:
Ballina → Alstonville → Wollongbar → Lismore return
Byron → Bangalow → Clunes → Lismore return
View the full schedule

Tickets $30 return trip. Includes drink on arrival.
Book your bus ticket along with your theatre ticket, or add it on later here.

Please note bus services are subject to minimum passenger numbers. If changes are required you will be notified with advance warning.

Camping

Why not bring a tent and stay the night. Camping at Lismore Showgrounds is $25 a night which includes, power, water, use of toilets and showers. Book directly with Lismore Showgrounds on 02 6621 5916.

Note camping is not available at the Showgrounds between 21 – 28 September.

Reviews from the 2018 Season

“The physicality, and inventiveness, of this wondrous epic has so many whip-cracking moments (literally) and is so totally engaging, I could watch this performance over and over again and still miss many of the nuances. Wildskin is a visual and emotional feast.” Australian Stage

“Exploring the fine line between finding yourself and losing yourself, Wildskin fuses drama, physical theatre, comedy and song to create a vibrant work that’s part road movie, part horror movie, and an irresistible celebration of place.” Artshub

“Spirited, frightening and wild! I laughed, got teary, remembered shit I didn’t expect to, felt scared and enjoyed every moment. Watching this was cathartic as hell, I saw myself in pieces on the stage and walked out loving myself a little more.” Audience member

Images by Kate Holmes and Darcy Grant from NORPA’s 2018 Wildskin season