CTYP Brings Powerful Retelling of Oscar Wilde Classic “The Young King” from Australia

“What Makes a Good King?”
CTYP Brings Powerful Retelling of Oscar Wilde Classic from Australia


A young goatherder finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover that everything comes at a price… The classic Oscar Wilde story, The Young King , is a coming of age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The beautiful language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally-acclaimed theatre company Slingsby (Adelaide, Australia), as audiences journey to faraway lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices.


The Young King is recommended for ages 8 and up.


The Young King is a Slingsby production from Adelaide, Australia
Written by Oscar Wilde and adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom
Featuring Tim Overton and Jacqy Phillips with Quincy Grant
Director: Andy Packer, Playwright: Nicki Bloom, Composer: Quincy Grant, Designer: Wendy Todd,
Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham, Production Manager: Bob Weatherly, Stage Manager: Catherine Turnbull,
Technical Operator: Mark Oakley, Executive Producer: Jodi Glass


Doors Open 15 minutes prior to show start for a pre-show coronation procession.


Dates: Run: April 13 – 21, 2019
Relaxed Performance : April 19 at 3 pm
Family Friday Performance : April 19 at 7 pm
Check www.carouseltheatre.ca for performance calendars and show times
School group matinees available


Ticket prices: Adults: $35; Seniors/Students: $29; Young People (Ages 3-18 years): $18


Address: Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island, Vancouver BC
Box Office : tickets.carouseltheatre.ca or 604-685-6217
Running Time: 75 minutes with no intermission


About Carousel Theatre for Young People
Founded in 1976, Carousel Theatre for Young People creates playful, exceptional and accessible theatrical experiences that inspire, involve and educate. Each season approximately 40 000 young people and their families benefit from CTYP’s programming. At Carousel Theatre for Young People we believe that the arts play a vital role in a young person’s development. We envision a community that empowers people to be more imaginative, expressive and engaged.


Media release provided by Jodi Smith, JLS Entertainment. Feature image photo credit: Andy Rasheed


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