Masquerade

A gorgeous musical adventure based on a children's classic.

In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack Hare’s adventure. But when Jack’s mission goes topsy-turvy, Joe and his mum must come to the rescue, and the line between the two worlds becomes blurred forever. 

Bringing to life Kit Williams’ iconic picture book, Masquerade stars a talking fish, a tone-deaf barbershop quartet, a gassy pig, a precious jewel and a few mere mortals. It’s a magical adventure that is, at its heart, about the love between a parent and a child.

 

"With Kit Williams himself as mentor and friend, she has interwoven her own story and the magic that is Masquerade into a beautiful and moving piece of theatre, which, like the book, has universal appeal." Stage Whispers.

"Music by Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen is wonderful, and provides a perfectly eclectic underscore of gypsy-classical-rock." Theatre People.

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Cast

 Joe - a 10 year old boy.

Tessa - Joe's mother.

Jack - a hare.

Moon - a raven haired woman.

Sun - a fair haired man.

The man who plays the music that makes the world go round - the keeper of time.

Fat Nurse - feels nothing.

Fat Pig - feels everything.

Penny Pockets - seller of goods and bads.

Tara Treetops - seller of dreams.

 Craw - a crow.

Sir Isaac Newton- a philosopher.

The practical man - an opportunist.

Fish - a fish.

Dawn - an early morning walker.

Barber Bob, Barner Bill and Barber Barbara - an incomplete quarter.

Medical Staff - humourless ghouls.

Writers Note. In this play any one actor can play several; different characters . Ideally the cast size should be no less than six performers who double through out the show. 

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Instrumentation / Rentals

Piano Conductor. Clarinet Double Bass Percussion Keyboard Violin Guitar

Production Costs

16% of Box Office.