'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 …
'Two people, once best friends, torn apart by desire for the things they cannot have. This is the story of the ultimate price of greed.
'The exquisitely mercurial Paul Capsis stars as a shape-shifting imp whose thirst for vengeance may well bring him undone.
'He joins the creative team that spun theatrical gold with the Helpmann Award winning Pinocchio, which took the Big Apple by storm after rocking Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. Rosemary Myers, Julianne O’Brien, Jethro Woodward and Jonathon Oxlade take on a new and equally fantastic fairytale, with their unique brand of theatrical spectacular, pumping music, extravagant performance and supreme silliness.
'Full of twists and turns, it’s a whole new musical spin on a heart of gold for ages 8–108.' (Production summary)
Presented by State Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre. Performed at the Dunstan Playhouse, State Theatre of South Australia. World premiere : 11 –- 30 October 2016.
Director & Co-Writer Rosemary Myers
Co-Writer Julianne O’Brien
Designer Jonathon Oxlade
Composer and Musical Director Jethro Woodward
Lighting Designer Gavin Norris
Choreographer Carol Wellman Kelly
Cast includes Michaela Burger, Paul Capsis, Elena Carapetis, Ezra Juanta, Alirio Zavarce