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Andy Packer's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates
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Tragical Life of Cheeseboy, The
A beautiful, dark and funny theatre show. Inside a magical traveling theatre tent, discover a storyteller who shares an enchanting and timeless tale. Cheeseboy's home planet has been reduced to a bubbling fondue. Where are his parents? How did he become marooned on Earth? And where has the tide gone? Edward Scissorhands meets Oedipus and the Little Prince. 'the Tragical Life of Cheeseboy (*****) is so achingly magical and charming, so full of whimsicality and merry eccentricity that when the reality of Cheeseboy's situation begins to strike home. . .those with iron self-control will just swallow very hard. the rest of us will try to forage quietly for a hankie. . . A marvel of exquisite theatre-craft' - the Herald, Scotland.
Winner of the 2009 Australian Writers' Guild (AWGIE) Award for Best Children's Play in Australia. Winner of the 2008 Best Children's theatre Playwright Oscart. Has toured three continents And five major festivals, And plays on Broadway And becomes A feature film in 2011. Conceived by Andy Packer.
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australia 2008
Commissioned by Slingsby
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Children's theatre (10+): magical realism Youth Audience
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