Melbourne’s acclaimed company Little Ones Theatre return to Theatre Works with The Nightingale And The Rose – a follow up to their 2017 award winning production, The Happy Prince, and the second part of a trilogy of stirring adult retellings of Oscar Wilde’s most bewitching children’s stories.
A lush gothic fable, The Nightingale and The Rose explores the beauty of love, art, creation, and song from the perspective of an effervescent nightingale who hears the longing cries of a young student desperate to find a red rose to give to his sweetheart.
On her quest to retrieve the red rose for the lovesick student, the nightingale is confronted with a haunting decision that will shake her and the very universe to its core, her life and voice for a red rose, or risk eternal heartbreak.
Little Ones Theatre’s much lauded creative team – director Stephen Nicolazzo and designers Eugyeene Teh and Katie Sfetkidis, will again craft the Company’s signature aesthetic of queer and heightened visual style and be joined by an exciting cast of frequent collaborators including Jennifer Vuletic (Merciless Gods) as the Nightingale, Brigid Gallacher (Merciless Gods, Dangerous Liaisons, Dracula) and Yuchen Wang (Little Emperors).
“…the production is detailed, sumptuous and authentically sensuous.” – The Australian (on The Happy Prince)
The Nightingale And The Rose
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Season: 1 – 10 June 2018 (preview: 31 May)
Information and Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au
Image: Yuchen Wang features in The Nightingale And The Rose – photo by Sarah Walker