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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.

Melbourne dates:

18 May 2022 – 28 May 2022 at Chapel Off Chapel

Book your 2022 tickets now at: driftwoodthemusical.com.au

May 14, 2022