The Lost Operas Of Oz



5 Jul, 7:30 pm
6 Jul, 1:00 pm
6 Jul, 7:30 pm


Adult $55
U30’s $30
U16’s $16
Family $140 ( 2x Adult 2x children)(3x children 1x adult) 
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“Boojum! makes Carroll’s unimaginable nonsense unimaginably human.”

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.

Running time approx 120 mins

Composer – Martin Wesley-Smith
Libretto – Peter Wesley-Smith


Boojum! A Symposium

FREE Panel Discussion
Saturday 6 July 3:15pm-4:15pm

Something on Saturday

FREE Kids Corner Workshop
Saturday 6 July 12:00pm-1:00pm
Junky Critters – Make your own monster out of household odds and ends


Director  – Joseph Mitchell
Conductor – Warwick Stengårds
Designer – Simone Romaniuk
Lighting Design – 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

Singers of the State Opera Winter School