TOURING 2021 & 2022
A subterranean adventure in song and shadow!
Urza and The Song in the Dark is a brand-new children’s story set in a subterranean wonderland of complex caves, underground lakes and fantastical creatures.
A mysterious song leads a young girl named Urza on an adventure in the depths of the earth. Along the way she befriends a lost explorer, gets pursued by a mysterious, dark force and finds herself caught up in a primeval story of mythic proportions.
Devised for young audiences aged 7+, Urza and The Song in the Dark brings together amazing puppetry, live songs, original music and stunningly layered, shadow visuals to take audiences on an epic journey underground.
Artfully analogue, handmade, bespoke excellence in design and execution.
- Judith Greenaway, Sydney Arts Guide
Director Scott Parker
Design & Realisation Aleisa Jelbart
Sound Design Kathryn Roberts-Parker
Other instrumentation Roman Benedict, Sam Kelly
Performers Madeleine McWilliam, Drew Wilson, Kathryn Parker, Aleisa Jelbart
2021 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Matriark will touring Urza and the Song in the Dark this July! The following dates have been announced with more details to come.
1st July - Balmain Library
2nd July - Ashfield Library
3rd July - Laycock Street Theatre
7th July - Grafton Library
7th July - Maclean Civic Hall
10th July - Byron Theatre and Community Centre
22nd-23rd July - Riverside Theatres Parramatta
This project is supported by the NSW state government through Create NSW.
Photography by Robert Catto
Video by Zac Hardaker