the goblin market
  • Contemporary Circus

The Goblin Market

Eat fruit. Love lust.
Nelson Arts Festival is proud to present the world premiere of The Dust Palace's new circus theatre work.

Spring-boarding from Christina Rossetti’s iconic poem Goblin Market, the show is a contemporary circus re-telling, following two sisters, their temptation, sacrifice and eventual salvation. Delicious circus is precariously balanced with gritty performances and candid story telling.

The Dust Palace is New Zealand's premier circus theatre company, having created and toured a dozen full-length works and innumerable performance art works and events. The Goblin Market is set to be their first interoperation presentation in Montréal later this year.

Performers: Eve Gordon, Rochelle Mangan, Edward Clendon
Director: Mike Edward
Costumes: Eve Gordon
Lighting Design: Michael Craven

“… superbly choreographed acrobatics featuring the finely muscled bodies and disciplined athleticism of highly trained performers.” PAUL SIMEI-BARTON, NEW ZEALAND HERALD

“Fine actors as well as masters of physical movement.” RAEWYN WHYTE

Warning: Contains nudity & sexual references. Suitable for ages 16+

Theatre Royal

Sat 22 Oct, 8pm; Sun 23 Oct, 9pm
60 mins, no interval

Proudly supported by:

wild tomato
creative nz