PRESENTED BY ORIEL ENTERTAINMENT
ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2017
MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2018
AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA 2019
DAHLESQUE explores the fantastical imagination and sardonic world of the irrepressible Roald Dahl, in a gloriumptiously irreverent and magical concert. Roald Dahl has captured the imagination of generations of children and adults. Perfectly combining the dual thrills of fun and fear, his penchant for the sardonic and sadistic has coaxed hundreds of millions of readers into his terrifying but alluring world. Inherently theatrical, Dahl’s books have sold more than 200 million copies, and over the decades inspired blockbuster musicals, movies, pop music, and more. Featuring music from Tim Minchin’s mega-hit Matilda, the classic Gene Wilder movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Pasek & Paul’s James and the Giant Peach, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and more.
Written by Elise McCann, Richard Carroll & Sheridan Harbridge, and Musical Arrangements by Stephen Amos, DAHLESQUE is Directed by Sheridan Harbridge and Ben Gerrard and Musically Directed by Stephen Amos (original presentation in Adelaide Musically Directed by Michael Tyack). It has been performed in multiple formats including a 10 piece made up of tuned percussion and string quintet, through to an incredible Symphonic experience with a full 42 piece orchestra. DAHLESQUE is an evening of anarchic, outrageous, grotesque, moving, heart pounding, playful, rude and imaginative storytelling!
Written by Elise McCann, Richard Carroll, Sheridan Harbridge
Directed by Sheridan Harbridge
Produced by Oriel Entertainment