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The Toybox


Sun 16 Dec 2018, 11:00am–12:15pm

Where: Mosman Art Gallery, Corner Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: stephen79


Narrated by Inara Molinari with Diana Weston, Shaun Ng, Tara Hashambuoy, and Steve Machamer forming the ‘Orchestre Thoroughbass’. Here is a Christmas event for young and old – a remake of Claude Debussy’s children’s ballet La Boîte à joujoux, (The Toybox), composed in 1913 but not performed until 1919, after his death.

Using Debussy’s own short precis, and his many stage directions and emotive tags, we recreate a semblance of the original story, complete with all the original illustrations by André Hellé.They dance, they play. They are naughty and nice. They fight a battle, but still they live happily ever after in the toybox.

Debussy started orchestrating the piano score, but didn’t get far. Thoroughbass therefore takes the liberty of forming its own children-sized orchestra, consisting of harpsichord, piano, violin, viola da gamba, triangles, whistles, drums, stamps and claps.

This is a show suitable for the 5–85 age group! Bring your children or grandchildren for a Christmas treat. Children under 16 enter free.