Presented by Bayleys
Conductor David Kay
Featuring Elise McCann
Musical arrangements and direction Stephen Amos
Venue Auckland Town Hall
Date Saturday 11 May, 11am and 2pm
Join the APO and artist Elise McCann for a scrumdiddlyumptious musical adventure inspired by the fantastical imagination of Roald Dahl.
Dahl is one of the world’s most popular authors. His stories have entertained generations of children combining fun, fear and a sprinkling of naughtiness.
Grab your golden ticket for this magical family concert. Elise McCann (2016 Helpmann Award Winner, Miss Honey in Matilda the Musical) and the APO will perform music from Matilda the Musical, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, original compositions of Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and more.
“For those who can’t get enough of Matilda the Musical…”
Elise McCann presented the world premiere of DAHLESQUE at the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and went on to perform the show with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in April 2018.
This irreverent and magical concert explores the fantastical imagination and wickedly unforgettable characters of one of the world’s best selling authors. Featuring music from adaptations of Roald Dahl’s classic stories including Tim Minchin’s mega-hit Matilda, the classic Gene Wilder movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Pasek & Paul’s James and the Giant Peach, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and original compositions of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, all performed with the brilliant Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Written by Elise McCann and Richard Carroll, Musical Arrangements by Stephen Amos, Directed By Sheridan Harbridge and Ben Gerrard, Costume designed by Daniel Learmont Couture. DAHLESQUE is an evening of anarchic, outrageous, grotesque, moving, heart pounding, playful, rude and imaginative storytelling!.