WORLD PREMIERE SEASON
Join us for an epic story of love, courage, survival… and foldable umbrellas!
Umbrella Events in association with Creative Universe is delighted to present the world premiere 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. Starring an all-Jewish 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: 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.
18 May 2022 – 28 May 2022 at Chapel Off Chapel
Book your 2022 tickets now at: driftwoodthemusical.com.au