The Neverending Story

Grade 3 and up – Curriculum connections in Literature, Drama, Music and Visual Art

February 5 - 12, 2020

  Babs Asper Theatre 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

video: The Neverending Story at the NAC
The Neverending Story at the NAC
video: The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
video: Designer Bretta Gerecke chats about The Neverending Story
Designer Bretta Gerecke chats about The Neverending Story
© Photography by David Cooper, Creative direction by Punch & Judy Inc.
Roy Lewis as Bookseller and Jake Runeckles as Bastian. Set/Costume Design Bretta Gerecke; Lighting Design Leigh Ann Vardy © Emily Cooper
Andrew Iles as Atreyu and Andrew Robinson as Artax the Horse. Set/Costume Design Bretta Gerecke; Lighting Design Leigh Ann Vardy
Jake Runeckles as Bastian and Mamie Zwettler as The Childlike Empress. Set/Costume Design Bretta Gerecke; Lighting Design Leigh Ann Vardy © Emily Cooper
Andrew Iles (left) as Atreyu and Kim Horsman as Morla the Turtle. Set/Costume Design Bretta Gerecke; Lighting Design Leigh Ann Vardy
Jake Runeckles as Bastian. Set/Costume Design Bretta Gerecke; Lighting Design Leigh Ann Vardy © Emily Cooper
The Neverending Story. Set/Costume Design Bretta Gerecke; Lighting Design Leigh Ann Vardy
Andrew Iles as Atreyu and Andrew Robinson as Artax the Horse. Set/Costume Design Bretta Gerecke; Lighting Design Leigh Ann Vardy
© Photography by David Cooper, Creative direction by Punch & Judy Inc.
  • Based upon the novel by Michael Ende
  • Adapted by David S. Craig
  • Directed by Jillian Keiley

An NAC English Theatre Production in association with the Stratford Festival

Embark on the quest of a lifetime.

Hiding in an attic to avoid school bullies, a strangely magical book falls into the hands of ten-year-old Bastian: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the world of Fantastica from the encroaching emptiness called the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it?

Filled with spectacle and wondrous other-worldly creatures, this beautiful coming-of-age tale of the trials of childhood and the triumph of imagination will delight and inspire your students.

Study Guide from the Stratford Festival
Quick Reference Guide for Teachers from the Stratford Festival
Ask us about our pre-show workshops with artists from the show!

12:00 NOON

Credits

  • Adapted by David S. Craig
  • Directed by Jillian Keiley
  • Featuring Sean Arbuckle
  • Featuring Tim Campbell
  • Featuring Laura Condlln
  • Featuring Ijeoma Emesowum
  • Featuring Jordin Hall
  • Featuring Kim Horsman
  • Featuring Andrew Iles
  • Featuring Roy Lewis
  • Featuring Hilary McCormack
  • Featuring Katelyn McCulloch
  • Featuring Andrew Robinson
  • Featuring Jake Runeckles
  • Featuring Rylan Wilkie
  • Featuring Mamie Zwettler
  • Designer Bretta Gerecke
  • Lighting Designer Leigh Ann Vardy
  • Composer Hawksley Workman
  • Sound Designer Don Ellis
  • Movement and Puppetry Director Brad Cook
  • Associate Director Mikaela Davies
  • Stage Manager Brian Scott
  • Assistant Stage Manager Jacki Brabazon
  • Assistant Stage Manager Loreen Gibson
  • Featuring Andrew Iles, Jake Runeckles, Sean Arbuckle, Tim Campbell, Laura Condlln, Ijeoma Emesowum, Jordin Hall, Kim Horsman, Roy Lewis, Hilary McCormack, Katelyn McCulloch, Andrew Robinson, Rylan Wilkie, Mamie Zwettler
  • Designer Bretta Gerecke
  • Lighting Designer Leigh Ann Vardy
  • Composer Hawksley Workman
  • Sound Designer Don Ellis
  • Movement and Puppetry Director Brad Cook
  • Associate Director Mikaela Davies
  • Stage Manager Brian Scott
  • Assistant Stage Manager Jacki Brabazon
  • Assistant Stage Manager Loreen Gibson

“The Neverending Story is a triumph of theatrical imagination. Director Jillian Keiley and designer Bretta Gerecke have created a dazzling glow-in-the-dark vision of a metafictional land that delights anew each time another creatively crafted creature walks or floats on stage. Keiley has put together a show that should get kids excited about theatre with its combination of old-fashioned and newfangled.”

Globe and Mail


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