Rooman

ROOMAN is a very real story about falling in love with a fantasy. It’s about a girl who meets a half-man-half-kangaroo in her dreams, and falls desperately in love. ROOMAN is a heart- warming, heart-breaking, visual-musical extravaganza about following your dreams, and seeing what kind of a journey that can take you on.

Created by
Fleur Elise Noble
Produced by
Insite Arts

ROOMAN is a new visual-performance by Fleur Elise Noble. It’s a rich tapestry of puppetry, projection, drawing, dance and live music. Like a low-tech hologram, or a high-tech paper pop-up book, ROOMAN takes the audience on a journey inside worlds of animated universes as they unfold upon a giant 3-dimensional paper set. A world sung into being by the beautiful young Jamaican-Canadian singer, Sarah Reid.

ROOMAN is a story of romance, fantasy and the pursuit of happiness. A story that we can all, in some way, relate to. A girl meets a kangaroo man in her dreams and falls in love. Obsessed by his reality, and the idea of becoming a part of it, she takes desperate measures to spend more time with him. Her obsession leads her into the darkest depths of the human psyche. ROOMAN is about following your dreams, and seeing what kind of a journey that can take you on. But more importantly, it’s about waking up and living.

Visit roomanmanroo.com for more details

This project was funded and supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts SA, Arts Queensland and Windmill Theatre.

Performance History

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Festival of Colour – Wanaka

New Zealand

Mladi Levi Festival – Ljubljana

Slovenia

Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival – Groningen

Netherlands

Media

“Blending animation and puppetry, projected performance and original music, a moving set, drawing and dance, ROOMAN is the theatrical equivalent of a pop-up book or a graphic novel. ... ROOMAN is a must for anyone interested in the possibilities of cinema in theatrical space, and will fire the imagination of older children and adults alike. ★★★★”

Sydney Morning Herald

“ROOMAN is a heart-warming, heart-breaking, visual-musical extravaganza by extraordinary artist Fleur Elise Noble. Beautifully weaving a rich tapestry of visual performance, puppetry, projection, drawing, dance and live music, ROOMAN is a visual feast.”

Arts Review

“By utilising her masterful command of projection, puppetry, drawing, and dance Noble has created a performance that bores its way in, it gets inside your mind and it sits with you long after you have left the theatre. Importantly, Noble has allowed every idea space to breath, nothing is rushed, every moment is considered, whole. ... This is a show not to be missed.”

The Plus Ones – Melbourne

Credits

Creator, Director, Designer, Dreamer, Dancer, Drawer, Animator, Performer, Puppet-maker and Projection Artist
Fleur Elise Noble
Contributing Composers and Musicians
Zaachariaha Fielding
Sarah Reid
Tim Bennett
Peter Knight
Mal Webb
Missi Mel Pesa (AKA Melbient)
Sound Design
Missi Mel Pesa (AKA Melbient)
Costume Creators
Bryony Anderson
Kasia Tons
Sara Yael
Lily Castel
Production Operator and Stage Manager
Niccolo Gallio
Producer
Jason Cross

Contact

Director
Jason Cross → Email