"Skylines, snowlines, fishing lines, washing lines. The ties that bind..."

"With simple evocative strokes, Annabel Wilson's lyrical script carries us into a breathtaking physical and emotional landscape, and holds us there."

Gary Henderson

The mountain landscape of the Southern Lakes looms large in this brand-new show, in which music and spoken word underscore a trio of unravelling lives.

Elsie (Frankie Berge) is a tempestuous young expat who returns to her alpine hometown to look after her terminally ill brother (Calvin Petersen). She runs into her former lover Frank (Chris Tempest) who is now a glaciologist – a coolly logical and rational scientist. The ensuing complications will push them to the torn edges of love, loss, risk.

Written by Annabel Wilson, recipient of the New Zealand Pacific Studio R.A.K Mason Fellowship & Ubud Writers and Readers Festival / Australasian Association of Writing Programs Emerging Writer's Prize (2016). 

No Science To Goodbye has its North Island premiere at BATS following a season at the Festival of Colour in Wanaka in April. 

Image credit: (photo) Simon Darby - Wanaka Photography

Image credit: (illustration): Poppy Serano

The Creative Team 

'RAVEL' (verb): to tangle and untangle.

Ravel Productions is a freshly formed theatre company whose guiding vision is to tell innovative and engaging stories about people and place. 
Writer - Annabel Wilson

Director - KJ Smith
Assistant Director - Calvin Petersen
Designer - Poppy Serano 
Music - Cory Champion
With dramaturgical mentoring from Gary Henderson.

Workshopped in Spring 2016 by Ravel Productions with director Anna Shaw.


*The Propeller Stage is fully wheelchair accessible; please contact the BATS Box Office at least 24 hours in advance if you have accessibility requirements so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.