We are delighted to share an announcement that will no doubt be of interest to our audience. Many of us have a connection to the family through Mt Scopus tennis with sports teacher Eva Duldig, and we look forward to the success of the musical telling her parents’ story.

Driftwood – The Musical is a magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love. It tells the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.

We follow their lives in pre-war Vienna, Slawa’s ingenious invention of the foldable umbrella, and an incredible chain of events after miraculously escaping the Holocaust and rebuilding their careers as artists in Melbourne.

This epic story has been adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jane Bodie, based on the original memoir by Eva de Jong-Duldig. It features original Music and Arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with Lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie. It features an all-Jewish cast directed by acclaimed, indigenous theatre-maker Wesley Enoch AM.      

The world premiere performances of this work will take place between 13-29 May 2022 at Alexander Theatre, Monash University and Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran.    

Tickets are NOW on sale. Don't miss out - book today!   

8 March 2022

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