Nominated for two Helpmann Awards
A delight from start to finish. ★★★★
Terrific performances all round. ★★★★
Mikelangelo's music, and Mulvany’s new story, bring to this production an emotional power that the original never had.
MELBOURNE FESTIVAL CO-COMMISSION
Music Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen
Co-directors Sam Strong & Lee Lewis
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 the two worlds becomes blurred forever. Bringing to life Kit Williams’ iconic picture book, Masquerade features the multi–talented Helen Dallimore, a talking fish and a gassy pig, with songs and music performed live on stage by Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.
This delightful family show from Sydney’s award–winning Griffin Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of South Australia is based on Australian playwright Kate Mulvany’s childhood experience of overcoming cancer—when she found solace and inspiration in Williams’ work and became captivated by its magical adventures.
SAT 24 OCTOBER Matinee
SAT 24 OCTOBER AT 12PM
Playwright Kate Mulvany reads Kit Williams' iconic picture book Masquerade, prior to the matinee performance.
This project has been 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, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Griffin Theatre Company.
Photo: Brett Boardman