9-17 January at 6.30pm
Saturdays at 12.30pm & 7.00pm
No performance on Sundays
A Reserve $55/$50
Family ticket (A Reserve, 2 Adults + 2 Children) $180
Suitable for 9+
Book now as part of a Griffin subscription, or from 24 October via Sydney Festival
Presented by Sydney Festival & Sydney Opera House
Co-produced by Griffin Theatre Company & State Theatre Company of South Australia
World Premiere | Australia
By Kate Mulvany
Based on the book by Kit Williams
Directed by Sam Strong and Lee Lewis
Bringing to life the magical world of the much-loved children's book by Kit Williams, Masquerade is sure to enchant audiences aged nine to 90.
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 come to the rescue, and the line between the two worlds becomes blurred forever.
Masquerade brings to splendorous life a much-loved children's book and the beautiful story of a small boy with enormous courage.
As a child, playwright Kate Mulvany found respite in the vibrant and imaginative world of Kit Williams' Masquerade, and believes this comfort played an integral part in her recovery from cancer. It was this experience that led her to adapt Masquerade for the stage.
This magical tale stars Helen Dallimore (Wicked), with music performed live by Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen.
For people who are blind or vision impaired, there will be an audio described performance on 17 January at 12:30pm, with a tactile tour at 10:30am. Bookings essential, on sale 24 October.
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Directors Sam Strong & Lee Lewis
Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
Composition & Musical Direction Pip Branson & Mikelangelo
Assistant Director Nescha Jelk
Associate Designer Romanie Harper
With Kate Cheel, Helen Dallimore, Nathan O'Keefe, Zindzi Okenyo & live music by Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen