Date(s) - 27 May 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Her Majesty's Theatre
Captioned Performances: Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at both 11am AND at 6.30pm
Booking details: http://www.statetheatrecompany.com.au/home/whatson/shows2015/masquerade/
At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screen.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Presented by State Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company in association with Adelaide Festival Centre and Windmill Theatre
By Kate Mulvany based on the book by Kit Williams, with music by Pip Branson and Mikelangelo
I am the beginning of Eternity
In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack Hare’s adventure. But when Jack’s mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum must come to the rescue, and the line between myth and reality becomes blurred forever.
Masquerade is a new Australian play by award-winning playwright Kate Mulvany, based on the iconic children’s book by Kit Williams which sold over two million copies worldwide in the late 1970s and sparked a national British treasure hunt with its concealed clues to the location of a jewelled golden hare.
Magically entwining high fantasy and the touching story of a child battling serious illness,Masquerade will both delight and move. Featuring rich and fantastical design, knockabout humour, brilliant gypsy-influenced music and a cast of exotic characters, wise-cracking animals and a few mere mortals, this is a magical adventure that is, at its heart, about the love between a parent and a child.
Especially commissioned for the Sydney and Melbourne Festivals and co-produced by State Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company as part of the Come Out Children’s Festival, Masquerade is bound to amaze and enchant audiences aged nine to 90. Directors Sam Strong and Lee Lewis will weave their own special magic over a fabulous cast, featuring our favourite clown Nathan O’Keefe; the West End star of Wicked, Helen Dallimore; and Playschool’s Zindzi Okenyo; with music performed live by the extraordinary Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.
World Premiere Season
Sam Strong and Lee Lewis
Pip Branson and Mikelangelo
Helen Dallimore, Kate Cheel, Nathan O’Keefe, Zindzi Okenyo
Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen