Slingsby's The Young King

The Young Company Theatre, Adventure Theatre, 169 Bunda Street, Cairns

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What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds turns out to be the heir to the kingdom. Untold treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?

The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde is brought to life by award-winning theatre company, Slingsby, in this intimate theatrical experience.

Audiences will be taken on a journey to faraway lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices.Upon entering the magical and whimsical world of The Young King they will become part of the story, interacting with the artists and each other. Featuring music and puppetry, this immersive play is a sensory delight for children, young people and their families.

Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.

“The attention to detail is phenomenal…majestic and utterly delightful.” Gordon Forester, Limelight

“Oh, Slingsby, you’ve done it again!” David Grybowski, The Barefoot Review

“…will delight all and bring back magic and wonder through a truly excellent theatrical experience.” Brian Godfrey, Adelaide Theatre Guide

“Slingsby’s beautifully staged adaptation of Wilde’s visionary parable has woven a spell that offers hope for a better world.” Peter Wilkins, Canberra Critics Circle

“**** (4 stars) "...The Young King feels like entering another world..." "An Adelaide Festival highlight, and a beautiful production for audiences aged eight to 80.” Richard Watts,

“…an immersive, otherworldly show, punctured with serious life lessons.” Debbie Cuthbertson, Sydney Morning Herald

Director Andy Packer

Playwright Nicki Bloom

Performer Jacqy Phillips

Performer Tim Overton

Composer and Musician Quincy Grant

Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham

Designer Wendy Todd

Education Consultant Hannah McCarthy Oliver

Professional Theatre for Children, Young People and their families. Currently on an Australian Tour. Has performed at the Sydney Opera House, across the UK and China. Part of Festival Cairns. Unique and immersive / participatory Theatre for children and young people. Award Winning.

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Price Guide
Sat 24 Aug - Sun 25 Aug
Venue Opens
30 min prior to performance
Doors open
Show time
Saturday 24 Aug 11am, Sunday 25 Aug 11am & 2pm.
70min approx
G - General
Snack food available
Soft Bar
Companion Card
Ticket collection
From the Ticketlink office during business hours or from the venue 30 min prior to performance time.
Seating Plan
Seating Plan

A ticket must be purchased for all children 12 months and over.
Type Price
Unreserved SeatingOne Price$25.00
Type Price
Unreserved SeatingOne Price$25.00
Ticket price includes a booking fee of 5% of ticket price capped at $2 per ticket.
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