Australian National Theatre Live
Presents a film of a live theatrical performance
A ROLLICKING AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
By Rosemary Myers and Julianne O’Brien
One of folklore’s great villains in a deliciously wicked spin on a dark and devilish tale from the creators of the SA Theatre and Windmill Theatre production of Pinocchio.
Spinning straw into gold is a party trick that will take you far. It can buy you a big house full of beautiful things, a wardrobe of designer clothes and a life of total luxury. But money, as they say, can’t buy you everything.
This is the story of the ultimate price of greed, two people, once best friends, torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have.
The exquisitely mercurial Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting goblin whose thirst for vengeance may well bring him undone.
Full of twists and turns, it’s a whole new musical spin on a heart of gold.The performances are terrific. In the lead, Paul Capsis… sings like Peggy Lee, cackles like the cast of Wicked and galvanises the show.