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WESLEY-SMITH / WESLEY-SMITH

Boojum!

Dunstan Playhouse

05 Jul - 06 Jul 2019

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From $16*
Season Closed

“BOOJUM! MAKES CARROLL’S UNIMAGINABLE NONSENSE UNIMAGINABLY HUMAN.”

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Not quite an opera, not quite a musical comedy, Boojum! is an irresistible contemporary snark hunt. Based on Lewis Carroll’s legendary poem “The Hunting of the Snark”, Boojum! leads us on a journey as we uncover Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll, or as he was known to his family Reverend Charles Dodgson. Described as possessing a ‘Gilbert-and-Sullivan-meets-David-Lynch vibe’ the piece is both a human examination of Carroll and his moral true-self Dodgson and a meandering, quirky, beautiful feast of words and music. It is nothing short of ‘light-hearted but deadly-serious choral fantasy.’

Boojum! by Peter and Martin Wesley-Smith was premiered by State Opera in the 1986 Adelaide Festival, directed by Gale Edwards and conducted by Andrew Greene. It has subsequently been performed in the US to critical acclaim.

THIS PRODUCTION IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF STATE OPERA.

Composer
Martin Wesley-Smith
Libretto
Peter Wesley-Smith
Director
Joseph Mitchell
Conductor
Warwick Stengårds
Designer
Simone Romaniuk
Lighting Designer
Nigel Levings

Rv C L Dodgson
Adam Goodburn
Lewis Carroll
Brock Roberts
Alice
Katrina Mackenzie
Mrs Hargreaves
Joanna McWaters
Al, the American
Jeremy Tatchell
Wal, the Bellman
Joshua Rowe
Caterpillar
Mark Oates
Carl, the Russian
Norbert Hohl
Clarrie, the Butcher
Charlotte Kelso
Cora, the Bootmaker
Catherine Campbell
Erroll
Andrew Turner
Hatter
Jamie Moffatt
with

Singers of the State Opera Winter School