Only a few more sleeps until we start rehearsals for 'The Red Tree', a musical inspired by Shaun Tan's beautiful picture book of the same name.
The National Theatre of Parramatta commissioned me to adapt the book, and I have had a very happy time collaborating with old chum and brilliant composer Greta Gertler Gold. Directed by Neil Gooding, designed by James Browne, and featuring rising star Nicola Bowman, it tells the story of a young girl who decides one day she's going to stay in bed - however her imagination takes her to far stranger places than those she fears in the outside world.
Greta on keyboards will be joined by the hot licks of Ben Fink and the groovy beats of Bonnie Stewart - all of them simultaneously singing, acting and possibly doing some stealth puppetry...
When I figure out how to add an audio link, I'll treat you to a song demo.
Meanwhile, grab a ticket while you can. The show is selling fast, but new tix have just been released for FRIDAY OCTOBER 19. There are also a few seats still available for some previews, and the final shows.
Also, watch this space for upcoming info on our Kickstarter campaign: we plan to make a cast recording. We'll be offering all kinds of fabulous rewards, including Greta and I composing a song just for you!