*Auslan interpreted performance
When the dice is always loaded against you how do you move forward?
Join us for an extraordinary journey to a world of imagination where origami boats take you on an ocean voyage, giant fish host musical interludes, and parades pass you by. This is the story of a young girl living inside her bedroom and how she conquers her fears and anxieties, finally embracing hope and taking control of the world that has always been around her.
Multi-award winning writer Hilary Bell and ARIA award-winning songwriter and composer Greta Gertler Gold were commissioned by National Theatre of Parramatta to adapt Shaun Tan’s award-winning book, The Red Tree, into a new work of music theatre.
Led by director Neil Gooding this production takes audiences on a journey where our heroine doesn’t want to get out of bed, but discovers that an exciting world is waiting and that it’s OK to feel different.
The score fuses pop, classical and traditional musical theatre elements with sound design and digital recording technology in an exciting, contemporary fashion.
Shaun Tan’s The Red Tree won the Patricia Wrightson prize in the NSW Premier’s Book Awards, and was awarded the ‘le Prix Octogones 2003’ prize by the Centre International d’Etudes en Literature de Jeunesse, following its translation into French.
Produced by arrangement with Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
|The Arts||Critical and Creative Thinking|
|English||Personal and Social|
|Health and Physical Education|