THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK Opens This July in Melbourne
=Audiences are invited to enter the magical imagination of Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll in a new ultra-modern steampunk musical adaptation of The Hunting of the Snark at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio from July 11 - 15. Direct from London's West End comes the impossible voyage of a riotous ragtag band of bold adventurers on the hunt for the legendary Snark.RGM Productions (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical) brings to life Carrol's nonsense poem in a sparkling musical comedy adventure for four to 94-year-olds. The theatrical tour-de-force features five high-energy actors, a life-like puppet, lashings of daft humour and an award-winning soundtrack of witty songs that will delight, excite and entertain.
A legendary Snark has been spotted on a remote island far out to sea and the race is on to capture the mythical creature worth 'millions of thousands of dollars.' On the journey to Snark Island audiences find a lonely bullied little Boy, his Banker father who is so rich he puts diamonds on his cereal, a knitting Beaver, a stupendously silly Baker who can't remember his name; and a moronic Bellman who happens to be the world expert on Snarks.Our Boy hero and his Beaver friend encounter a fantastical parade of larger-than-life characters including the colourful Jub Jub Bird, a tricksy Bandersnatch who will steal literally anything (including your father's favourite underwear), a blood-thirsty Butcher with a penchant for exotic fare and the terrifying Boojum who with one touch 'can softly and suddenly vanish you away.
Arts Centre Melbourne presents RGM Productions and Alice House Theatre's
The Hunting of the Snark
11 - 15 July
Wednesday 11 July, Friday 13 July and Sunday 15 July: 10am, 12.30pm
Thursday 12 July, Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July: 10am, 12pm and 3pm
Auslan Interpreted Performance, Saturday 14 July, 10am
Relaxed Performance, Friday 13 July, 12:30pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
Book: artscentremelbourne.com.au or 1300 182 183
Suitable for ages 6