“Joyful and poignant and potent, skilfully drawing connections between past and present, between community and history, resulting in a richly engaging and cleverly crafted work.”

Arts Hub


NORPA’s sell-out, intimate site specific work returned to the stage in 2019! Dreamland was re-imagined for a three week season at the Bangalow A&I Hall.

Dreamland was first performed in 2016 at Eureka Hall in the Byron Bay hinterland.

Dreamland is a time capsule of local history, characters and ghosts that have frequented Eureka Hall since it was built in 1906. The hall has been the gathering place for community meetings, gala balls, send offs for local boys going to distant wars, hippie invasions and waves of tree-changers.

Dreamland is a celebration of the dance of life, in all its mystery. Sometimes quick, sometimes slow, elegantly together or crazy alone. Combining physical theatre, song, dance, humour and drama Dreamland is full of the adventurous, innovative and entertaining hallmarks of NORPA original works.

Dreamland was originally created in association with Arts Northern Rivers If These Halls Could Talk project, and in collaboration with the Eureka Hall Committee and community.

“Rambunctious, colourful, life-affirming extravaganza.”

Barnaby Smith, RealTime


Photo gallery

Step into Dreamland‘s 2019 season at Bangalow by looking through our photo gallery.

Creative team

Director/devisor | Julian Louis
Writer/devisor | Janis Balodis
Performers/devisors | Phil Blackman, Darcy Grant, Katia Molino, Toni Scanlan, Kirk Page
Movement Consultant | Kirk Page
Musical Director 2016 | Shenzo Gregory
Musicians 2016 | Ben Walsh, Barry Hill, Jamie Birrell
Musical Director 2019| Barry Hill
Musicians 2019 | Angus Fletcher, Hugo Jones, Sue Simpson, Jamie Birrell
Lighting Designer | Karl Johnson
Costume Designer | William Kutana
Creative Producer 2016 | Marisa Snow
Creative Producer 2018 | Valley Lipcer
Assistant Director/Stage Manager 2016 | Kate McDowell
Assistant Producer 2019 | Kasmira Carmine
Design Consultant | Edward Horne

learn more

Delve a little deeper into Dreamland here.


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




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Photos | Kate Holmes and Kurt Petersen