PLAYING MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
MELBOURNE: 3 – 20 May 2023 Chapel Off Chapel
SYDNEY: 24 – 28 May 2023, Glen Street Theatre
SYDNEY: 31 May – 4 June 2023, Riverside Parramatta
SYDNEY: 7 – 18 June 2023, Eternity Playhouse
NOMINATED FOR 2022 GREEN ROOM AWARD
Cast includes Tania de Jong AM as Slawa, Anton Berezin as Karl, Bridget Costello as Eva, Michaela Burger as Rella and Nelson Gardner who plays Ignaz
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, the family’s narrow escape from Nazi Austria, Slawa’s ingenious invention
of the foldable umbrella, and the incredible chain of events that took place after miraculously escaping the Holocaust and rebuilding their careers as artists in Melbourne.
This epic story covers three continents and three generations and 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, lyrics and arrangements byAnthony Barnhill with lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie. The show is directed by acclaimed theatre-maker Gary Abrahams.