THE YOUNG KING by Slingsby | Australia
For Ages 8+
17 - 23 November 2021
What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom.
Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?
The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.
The Young King by Oscar Wilde, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom.
Director: Andy Packer
Playwright: Nicki Bloom
Lighting Design: Geoff Cobham
Set Design: Wendy Todd
Composer & Musician: Quincy Grant
Performer: Tim Overton
Performer: Jacqy Phillips
The presentation of The Young King at the ThinkArts International Festival for Young Audiences 2021 has been supported by the Australian Consulate General in Kolkata.
Founded in 2007 and based in Adelaide, South Australia, Slingsby presents emotionally challenging and engaging storytelling in rich live theatrical realms for family audiences and young people aged eight years and over.
Slingsby encourages togetherness through a sophisticated aesthetic and complex emotional storytelling.
The company focuses on sharing timeless, otherworldly stories of loss, hope and wonder, helping audience members find resilience in their own situations and empathy for those around them.