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, Artshub.com.au
“…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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