About

Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall Live

A Graphic Novel Animated In Real Time With A Live Soundtrack
Directed by K.K. Barrett
Featuring Kid Koala and the Afiara Quartet

She's a lonely office girl. He's an out-of-work robot struggling to find his voice amidst the noise of the city. Little do they know that destiny has programmed them for the greatest love story of our time.

Nufonia Must Fall LIVE: Equal parts cinema, theatre, and musical concert. Watch an amazing team of puppeteers bring the characters of Kid Koala’s graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall to life in miniature sets built to recreate each scene from the book. Under the direction of renowned production designer KK Barrett (Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation, Being John Malkovich), the performance is cinematically lit, filmed, and projected on a large screen. Kid Koala, accompanied by the Afiara String Quartet, performs his original score on piano and turntable. All of these components come together in real time thanks to a team of twelve talented performers and technicians.

Bring your loved ones -- or bring a stranger! Enjoy an evening of entertainment perfect for the whole family or even for a first date. Get comfy and enjoy director KK Barrett's LIVE version of Kid Koala's Nufonia Must Fall.

 

A Note from Kid Koala

“One of my fondest memories from childhood was watching Charlie Chaplin films. I remember my whole family, kids, parents AND grandparents, huddled around the screen smiling and laughing along as the story unfolded. Since those days, something about the silent film format has always struck a chord with me. When I was writing Nufonia Must Fall, I always imagined the book being a kind of paperback silent movie. I am so thrilled to be working with director K.K. Barrett, who has had a hand in creating some of my favourite movies and many of the most captivating cinematic visuals in the past 15 years. It has been an amazing experience to see the story literally come to life through this amazing team of set designers, puppeteers and performers. Don’t be fooled by its heavy sounding title, Nufonia Must Fall is just a good old fashioned love story and I hope that audiences will have as much fun watching the show as we have had putting it together!”

– Kid Koala