This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world…

From an award-winning company comes an original fairytale drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature. In New Zealand there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It seems a land of possibility but she soon discovers that things that happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.

What the reviewers said:

“A small piece of everyday magic.” **** 4/5 stars A YOUNGER THEATRE, EDINBURGH

"Thoroughly enchanting and totally engrossing, The Road That Wasn’t There is a must see show for all ages." THE DOMINION POST


  • Most Promising New Director, Outstanding New NZ Play
  • Production of the Year. Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards 2013