Date(s) - 16 Feb 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
State Theatre Centre Of WA
Closed Captioned Performance: Monday, 16 February 2015 at 6.30pm
Booking Details at: https://2015.perthfestival.com.au/Festival-Information/Booking-Information/Access
Please note: The captioning service is now provided via personal handheld devices and these must be booked with your tickets. For patrons wishing to use the captioning service for shows below – please inform our staff at the Festival Info Centre 08 6488 5555. Subject to availability
PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL EVENT
BASED ON THE BOOK written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan
COMPOSED BY Kate Miller-Heidke, Libretto by Lally Katz
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY John Sheedy
MUSICAL DIRECTOR, MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY Iain Grandage
DESIGNED BY Gabriela Tylesova
In this world premiere, John Marsden and Shaun Tan’s compelling picture-book The Rabbitsis brought to life as a new work of operatic theatre for adults and children alike.
This is a story of hope in the face of colonisation, displacement and despair. The world of The Rabbits invites us to question the constructs of modern life: society, culture, environment … the essence of our humanity.
The Rabbits brings together an extraordinary Australian creative team. Award-winning vocalist Kate Miller-Heidke leads a cast of singers and musicians, performing her own compositions and Lally Katz’s enchanting libretto, with additional music from Iain Grandage in John Sheedy’s adaptation of a revered classic.
Duration: 60min no interval
ARTIST TALK Mon 16 Feb, post-show
This project is assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals – Perth International Arts Festival and Melbourne Festival, and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.
The Rabbits, written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan, was first published in Australia by Lothian Books and this opera is produced by arrangement with Hachette Australia Pty Ltd.