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Driftwood the Musical

The powerful new Australian production, 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.

Driftwood The Musical is Based on the original memoir by Eva de Jong-Duldig and stage play by award winning playwright Jane Bodie. Acclaimed Director Gary Abrahams brings a stellar cast to the stage. This epic story features original music, lyrics and arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with additional lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie.

Driftwood The Musical had an extraordinary season in Melbourne earlier this year at Chapel Off Chapel with venue manager.

Cate Crowley saying “Driftwood The Musical was one of the most successful new Australian works we have ever seen here at Chapel in our 27-year history. Houses were full and audiences were absolutely thrilled and heartened to see an original story so beautifully portrayed.”

Driftwood The Musical will be returning to Chapel Off Chapel from 3 – 20 May (by popular demand) and then touring to Sydney’s Glen Street Theatre from 24 – 28 May, Riverside Theatres, Parramatta from 31 May – 4 June and Eternity Playhouse from 7 – 18 June.

Our world premiere season sold out! Critics have described it as “mesmerising”, “sublime” and “stunningly crafted”.

Don’t miss out…Book tickets now for the May and June season.

Join us at:

Melbourne, Chapel Off Chapel: 3 May - 20 May 2023

Sydney, Glen Street Theatre: 24 May - 28 May 2023

Sydney, Riverside Parramatta: 31 May - 4 June 2023

Sydney, Eternity Playhouse: 7 June – 18 June 2023

Watch the performance highlights video.

And 60 second advert.




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