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 an all-Jewish cast directed by acclaimed, theatre-maker Gary Abrahams.
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.
Director Gary Abrahams
Playwright Jane Bodie
Composer/Musical Director Anthony Barnhill
Concept and Lyrics Tania de Jong AM
We’re delighted to invite you and a guest to attend one of the opening nights (or an alternate performance) of the world premiere season of Driftwood the Musical at Chapel Off Chapel and Alexander Theatre in Melbourne! Please watch the short videos about the epic, inspirational story here.
Driftwood-The Musical is based on Eva de Jong-Duldig’s acclaimed memoir and tells the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig who invented the foldable umbrella in Vienna in 1929 and miraculously escaped the Holocaust. A magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love.
Performance Dates & Times
Alexander Theatre (13 – 14 May 2022):
13 May – 1pm and 7:30pm
14 May – 2pm and 7:30pm
Chapel Off Chapel (18 May 2022 – 28 May 2022):
Opening Night – 7:30pm
Wed & Thu – 1pm & 7:30pm
Fri – 7:30pm
Sat & Sun – 2pm & 7:30pm
Alexander Theatre, The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton
Phone: 9905 1111
Chapel Off Chapel,
12 Little Chapel St Prahran, Melbourne
Phone: 8290 7000
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Price range of tickets
$29 – $59
Chapel Off Chapel:
Adult – $59
Concession – $49
Child – $49
Group (6+) – $49
School Group – $29 per student/teacher
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- Sat, 04 Jun 2022 -1:30pm
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- Sun, 05 Jun 2022 – 5:00pm
- Wed, 08 Jun 2022 – 7:30pm
- Thu, 09 Jun 2022 – 7:30pm
- Fri, 10 Jun 2022 – 7:30pm
- Sat, 11 Jun 2022 – 1:30pm
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Act 1: 85 mins | Act 2: 45 mins