Umbrella Events in association with Creative Universe is delighted to present the world premiere performances of Driftwood - The Musical. This epic story has been adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jane Bodie, based on the original memoir by Eva de Jong-Duldig. It features original Music and Arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with Lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie. It features a wonderful cast directed by acclaimed, indigenous theatre-maker Wesley Enoch AM. Driftwood – The Musical tells the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig. We follow their lives in pre-war Vienna, Slawa’s ingenious invention of the foldable umbrella, and an incredible chain of events after miraculously escaping the Holocaust and rebuilding their careers as artists in Melbourne. A magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love.
Theatre/Venue NameThe Alexander Theatre
Venue addressMonash University Clayton Campus, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC 3169
All performance dates and start times

Friday 13 May, 1pm
Friday 13 May, 7.30pm

Saturday 14 May, 2pm
Saturday 14 May, 7.30pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number03 9905 1111
Creative Team

Director – Wesley Enoch AM
Playwright/Lyricist – Jane Bodie
Composer/Arranger/Musical Director – Anthony Barnhill
Concept/Executive Producer/Lyricist – Tania de Jong AM
Author – Eva de Jong-Duldig
Producer/General Manager – Neil Gooding
Designer – Charlotte Lane
Sound Designer – Marcello Lo Ricco
Lighting Designer – Matt Scott
Production Manager – Bec Poulter

Cast List

Slawa – Tania de Jong AM
Karl – Anton Berezin
Eva – Sara Reed
Ignaz/Marcel/Others – Troy Sussman

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