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Fleur Elise Noble

The Pit

UK Premiere
Tue 14 - Sat 18 Jan
Tue - Sat 7.45pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

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60 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 7+
*Membership, Young Barbican, under-16, student, school, access, group and business discounts apply
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Tel: 020 7638 8891

After-show discussion:
Thu 16 Jan

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Like an immersive pop-up book or graphic novel coming to life, ROOMAN is a rich tapestry of puppetry, projection, animation, dance, music and sound.

A young woman only finds relief from the surroundings of her monotonous, monochrome existence when she meets a kangaroo man in her dreams. Obsessed by his colourful, wondrous and limitless universe, she pursues a dangerous path to spend more time with him. Soon she must make a choice: to give up or to wake up.

With the atmosphere of fantastical film noir, this innovative show matches wordless performance with a multidimensional paper set, to tell a heart-warming story about falling in love with a fantasy. From Australia, artist Fleur Elise Noble is the maker of all things visual and has spent seven years creating the universe of Rooman, who she originally encountered in her own dreams.

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"A dark, whimsical style of visual theatre … will fire the imagination of older children and adults alike"

Sydney Morning Herald ****

"Gets inside your mind and sits with you long after you have left the theatre"

The Plus Ones (Melbourne)


Fleur Elise Noble


Creative team
Creator, Director, Designer and Performer: Fleur Elise Noble
Sound Design: Missi Mel Pesa (AKA Melbient) 
Composers and Musicians: Zaachariaha Fielding, Sarah Reid, Tim Bennett, Peter Knight, Mal Webb, Missi Mel Pesa, Opiuo 
Animation: Fleur Elise Noble, Isobel Knowels, Tim Bennett
Set Mechanics/Puppeteer: Tony Martin
Production & Technical Manager: Niccolo Gallio
Stage Manager/Puppeteer: Anna Kastrissios
Presented in association with the Barbican

Produced by Insite Arts
Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts SA, Arts Queensland and Windmill Theatre