Starting in early January, Jessie Lloyd will be working with Opera Australia under Music Director Iain Grandage and composer Kate Miller-Heidki on the music for their debut season of The Rabbits for Perth Festival.
Based on the book written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan
Composed by Kate Miller-Heidke, Libretto by Lally Katz
Adapted and directed by John Sheedy
Musical director, musical arrangements and additional music by Iain Grandage
Designed by Gabriela Tylesova
In this world premiere, John Marsden and Shaun Tan’s compelling picture-book The Rabbits is brought to life as a new work of operatic theatre for adults and children alike.
This is a story of hope in the face of colonisation, displacement and despair. The world of The Rabbits invites us to question the constructs of modern life: society, culture, environment … the essence of our humanity.
The Rabbits brings together an extraordinary Australian creative team. Award-winning vocalist Kate Miller-Heidke leads a cast of singers and musicians, performing her own compositions and Lally Katz’s enchanting libretto, with additional music from Iain Grandage in John Sheedy’s adaptation of a revered classic.
HEATH LEDGER THEATRE, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
PREVIEW Thur 12 Feb, 6.30pm
Fri 13 Feb, 6.30pm
Sat 14 Feb, 1 & 6.30pm
Sun 15 Feb, 2 & 7pm
Mon 16 Feb, 6.30pm *Audio description and captioned performance
60min no interval
Premium $79/Friends $75
A Reserve $69/Friends $65/Conc $65/FT Students (U30) $25
Family (2 adults, 2 children U16) $160
Premium $49/A Reserve $39/FT Students (U30) $25