What makes a house a home? Multi-award-winning theatre artist Geoff Sobelle casts his penetrating gaze over our favourite four walls in his new theatre work, co-commissioned by the New Zealand Festival.

Home is a large-scale collaborative performance that explores and explodes the relationship between a “house” and this thing we call “home". On stage, a house appears. You watch it fill room by room as generations of inhabitants move in, grow up, get old, argue, do laundry, fall in love, work and party. From solitude to riotous party, these walls contain the stuff of life.

Actor-illusionist-inventor Sobelle is known for his virtuosic works of visual theatre. Here a cast of seven actors and the live music of American folk-rock artist Elvis Perkins invite us into the rituals and relationships that create a home. This joyous meditation on our domestic selves gives you a prime spot at the family dinner table – it’s an interactive art installation with a twist.

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“You want to make a thing that unites, to create a work where an audience wants to leap up and join you, a piece full of joy” says creator Geoff Sobelle in Urbis.

"Theatre artist Geoff Sobelle opened his own show on Wednesday with a single light, some building materials and a large audience eagerly anticipating his every move" on Stuff.

"Not just a highlight of this festival but one of the greatest festival shows I’ve seen in some 20 years of attendance" on Off the Tracks.

Contains nudity.

Opera House

1hr 40mins (no interval)

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