Step inside the court of The Young King, as one of Oscar Wilde's best-kept-secret stories unfurls around you at TRECC July 16-20 (two shows daily 10am and 1pm).
Brought from page to stage by Adelaide-based theatre company Slingsby, The Young King is a magical tale told through an immaculate union of whimsical theatre and audience participation.
Children and adults alike will love this interactive production of great beauty, innocence and warmth.
Adapted by award-winning playwright Nicki Bloom and directed by Slingsby Artistic Director Andy Packer, this must-see piece of immersive theatre is a fun show for the young and young at heart.
As soon as audiences enter the theatre, they will be thrust into the ethereal world of the Young King, and the surprises continue to the end of the show.
Mr Packer said the company was thrilled to bring one of Wilde's lesser-known masterpieces to new audiences. "In his tale The Young King, Oscar Wilde employs his trademark alluringly ornate language to draw us into a story that forces us to confront our notions of beauty, leadership and compassion," said Mr Packer. "The story is a wonderful combination of hope, loss, death and new beginnings that will challenge the audience and encourage them to find their own path and stand their ground."
Co-founded in 2007 by Packer, Slingsby produces and tours original theatre that captivates, challenges and inspires international audiences of adults and young people.
I'll Be Seeing You with Robert McDougall is one show not to be missed. Robert McDougall, formerly of Tamworth but now living and working in Sydney and Melbourne (Les Misérables, Assassins) breathes new life into some of the greatest music of the last 100 years.
From Vera Lynn war era romantic ballads to modern Australian pop, raunchy swing and some soaring rich baritone musical theatre, Rob partners with Todd Power to present a show packed full of nostalgia, excitement and laughs.
Tickets entertainmentvenues.com.au, call 6767 5200, or visit the Capitol Theatre.