A dry, dusty little Aussie town, somewhere in the back of beyond, with all the decency, diversity – and division – that you’d expect in a rural microcosm. But Boomkak is confronting some massive challenges now that the Big Developer has set his sights on the town, and this little community finds itself in a fight for survival. How can they possibly fight back?
By putting on a panto, of course.
From the creative minds behind Calamity Jane (a smash hit at Belvoir in 2018) comes a piece of utter joy – a love letter to theatre, to community, to the resilience of our Little Aussie Towns™ – lo-fi, big-hearted, and Belvoir to the back teeth.
With new songs from Tony Award nominee Eddie Perfect, and a couple of Aussie rock classics, dance, and old-fashioned silliness, The Boomkak Panto promises to be a mad, sparkling jewel, a reward for getting through these dark and strange times.
"There’s no-one like Virginia Gay – witty, clever, big of heart, and ridiculously talented. When she said she wanted (in her own way) to revive panto, how could we resist? And the team she’s assembling knows how to make a good night of theatre. This will be fun." – Eamon Flack
Writer: Virginia Gay
Directors: Richard Carroll and Virginia Gay
Composer: Eddie Perfect
Cast: Parnia: Deborah Galanos
Alison: Virginia Gay
Butch/BD: Rob Johnson
Darren: Billy McPherson
Musician: Hamed Sadeghi
Yasmin: Mary Soudi
Zoe: Zoe Terakes
John: Toby Truslove
2hrs 35min (inc interval)
November 20th, 2021
December 23rd, 2021
Belvoir St Theatre - Upstairs Theatre
Starring Virginia Gay
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