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Sat 18 Jun 2016, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Seymour Centre, Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $45.00
  • Student/Concession: $35.00
  • Family - 2 adults, 2 children: $65.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: peopleplay

Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies is one of the most enduring of all fairy tales, and continues to delight, engage and intrigue children and adults. It is the saga of a boy chimney-sweep and his spirit-journey as a Water-Baby, now with Freddie Hill’s musical edge.

Freddie’s score, delivered by an 11-piece orchestra, contains both period and contemporary elements, crosses boundaries of style and times as freely as the story itself.

Performed by a cast of renowned and new talents which include:
- Mara Kiek, as the "Irishwoman" who represents the grim backdrop of early Industrial Revolution England.
- Child- leads of Sasha Cole as the chimney-sweep Tom, and Lucia Smith as Ellie, the daughter of landed gentry. Join us in celebrating their debuts into professional theatre.

As Freddie Hill, the Composer & Musical Director, said: “While highlighting Kingsley's wry humour and irony, my treatment of The Water Babies is mindful of the great themes which exercise our minds now as in Victorian times -scientific progress, environmental responsibility and social justice”.

Words and Music by Freddie Hill
Director: Kyle Stephens
Illustrated Storyboard: Jo Truman