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Masquerade

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Wednesday 26 - Sunday 30 April 2017 at the New Hayman Theatre

“In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasures, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun.” Meanwhile in another world, a mother cheers up her sick son Joe by reading the tale of Jack Hare’s adventure. “When Jack’s mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum come to the rescue, and the line between the two worlds becomes blurred forever.”

"The playwright Kate Mulvany describes Masquerade as a play for everyone from 9 to 90 and the more we work on it in rehearsals the more we discover how true that is” says Director Leah Mercer. “The style of the play is great for younger audiences, there are lots of fun adventures with bigger-than-life characters but that is grounded by a really heartfelt story of a mother and son sharing a life-changing experience. Finding the balance between those two aspects of the show and then weaving in puppetry and live music is what makes this production so unique and engaging."

Kate Mulvany, one of Australia’s leading playwrights and graduate of Curtin Theatre Arts has adapted Kit Williams’ “iconic picture book” Masquerade into a play about the lengths we’ll go for love. A highly-theatrical, visual feast about learning to be who you are, following your dreams and defying the laws of the universe, Masquerade will open the New Hayman Theatre, the new home to Theatre Arts and the Hayman Theatre Company here at Curtin University.

Book and lyrics: Kate Mulvany
Director: Leah Mercer
Music: Mikelangelo and Pip Branson
Based on the book by Kit Williams
By arrangement with David Spicer Productions

Dates and times:
Opening Wednesday 26 April, 7pm
Thursday 27 April, 7pm
Friday 28 April, 5pm and 8pm
Saturday 29 April, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday 30 April, 2pm

Venue: The NEW HAYMAN THEATRE, Building 302, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Tickets: All tickets are $15.Book your tickets here.