By Rosemary Myers and Julianne O’Brien

Presented by State Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre


Based on the tales by the Brothers Grimm

Spinning straw into gold is a party trick that will take you far. It can buy you a big house full of beautiful things, a wardrobe of designer clothes and a life of total luxury. But money, as they say, can’t buy you …

Two people, once best friends, torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have. This is the story of the ultimate price of greed.

The exquisitely mercurial Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting imp whose thirst for vengeance may well bring him undone.

He joins the creative team that spun theatrical gold with the Helpmann Award winning Pinocchio, which took the Big Apple by storm after rocking Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Rosemary Myers, Julianne O’Brien, Jethro Woodward and Jonathon Oxlade take on a new and equally fantastic fairytale, with their unique brand of theatrical spectacular, pumping music, extravagant performance and supreme silliness.

Full of twists and turns, it’s a whole new musical spin on a heart of gold for ages 8–108.

"Paul Capsis is magical… He utterly owns the stage, and captivates with every utterance, spoken or sung"
The Advertiser

Director & Co-Writer Rosemary Myers
Co-Writer Julianne O’Brien
Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Composer and Musical Director Jethro Woodward
Lighting Designer Gavin Norris
Animator Chris Edser

Movement Carol Wellman Kelly
Cast includes Michaela Burger, Paul Capsis, Elena Carapetis, Matt Crook, Ezra Juanta, Ashton Malcolm, Alirio Zavarce

Keith's Matinee Club 
19 Oct, 11am
You are invited to stay back in the theatre after the above performance to discover the magic of theatre as Keith Conlon hosts a passionate exploration behind the scenes.

Red Carpet Performance
21 Oct, 7pm
Red Carpet is the dynamic events program for people in their 20s and 30s. Purchase a 4 - 7 play Red Carpet Subscription to the selected performances and see outstanding theatre plus attend parties and events, interact with the actors and creative team, listen to live music, and enjoy great food and drinks.

Audio Described Performances
27 Oct, 6.30pm & 29 Oct, 2pm
People with vision impairment are invited to attend these performances with an audio description of the play designed for their needs. Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available via a few days prior to the performance. For Audio Described bookings, please contact BASS Group Bookings on 08 8205 2220 or visit the BASS counter in the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Captioned Performances
19 Oct, 11am & 6.30pm
These captioned performances are provided in the Dunstan Playhouse to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulty hearing. The text of the play will be displayed in real time on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.

Audio Enhancement
Audience members who require hearing assistance can access the Beyerdynamic Hearing System in the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Transmitter packs can be borrowed from the Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer half an hour before the performance. Patrons can also bring their own headphones.


Concession includes:
Pensioner, Senior, Full-time Student with ID, Unemployed

Group Bookings 10+ tickets: 
Please call 08 8205 2220 

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