The Young King by Oscar Wilde
The Young King by Oscar Wilde
The Courtyard Studio - The Canberra Theatre Centre
11 Jul 2019 to 13 Jul 2019
View Session Times
Standard $35.00
Concession $29.00
Group 6+ $29.00

Duration - Approx 45 mins, no interval
Strobe lighting effects used
Smoke effects used


What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?

The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally acclaimed Adelaide theatre company, Slingsby. Journey in wonder, to a land of challenging choices and rich rewards.

The Young King tells the story of a young boy born to a princess and a poor woodland man. Snatched from his parents as a baby, the Young King is raised by a kindly goatherd in a deep forest. Years pass and the old King, father of the princess, nears the end of his life. The old king calls for the boy to be brought to the palace; there he tells him, “You are not a young goatherd, you are my grandson the Young King and heir to my throne”.




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