'Inside an enchanting travelling theatre tent, discover a storyteller who shares a timeless tale. Cheeseboy’s home planet has been reduced to a bubbling fondue. Where are his parents? How did he become marooned on earth? Gypsies have given him a home, of sorts, but Cheeseboy is tugged this way and that by tides of strange longings and stranger powers. Imagine Oedipus meeting Edward Scissorhands, over a dish of exotic curds. With ingeniously simple lights and mirrors and set to lush original music by Quincy Grant, The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy will transport you to a fantastic world.'
Source: Slingsby Productions.
First produced by Slingsby Presents at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, 21 January 2008.
Director: Andy Packer.
Presented at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase in Cleveland, Ohio in January 2009. An extensive tour of North America is planned for 2010.
Has also been produced in England, Scotland, Singapore, New Zealand, Ireland, and Norway, as well as extensively touring Australia.