The Magic Flute
Joanna McWaters as Queen of the Night
The Magic Flute, or the Sevenfold Seal of the Sun, State Opera Studio 2011
In partnership with State Opera of SA, Tutti Arts and Cirkidz, Various People Inc created a circus-based Magic Flute with a kaleidoscope of colourful characters, warmth, humour and downright fun.
Director: Cheryl Pickering
Musical Director: Richard Chew
Designer: Bec Francis
Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison
For Cirkidz: Glen R Johns, Jascha Boyce, the Livewirez Troupe
For Tutti: Pat Rix, Juha Vanhakartano
Performed by Robert Macfarlane, Andrew Turner, Deborah Caddy, Naomi Hede, Joanna McWaters, Alistair Braested, Jayne Hewetson, Kate Macfarlane and Simon Follett, with the Tutti Choir & Performing Arts Ensemble, Cirkidz Livewirez and musicians Richard Chew, Lyndon Gray & Jarrad Payne.
That was the greatest possible fun...
Anthony Steel AM
...an exuberant, physical take on Mozart’s much-loved work... gob-smackingly good...
InDaily - Steve Evans
...real entertainment for real people and Mozart, I'm sure, would be delighted with this ingenious take on his masterpiece... adapted with a generous helping of creativity and wit...
Director Cheryl Pickering has achieved an amazing balancing act and delivered a genuinely entertaining show that should put a smile on anyone’s face.
Adelaide Theatre Guide - Tony Busch
Director Cheryl Pickering (has) fashioned a show that radiates colour and warmth…full of memorable moments…a host of exhilarating images…
The Advertiser - Ewart Shaw