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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy
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'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.

Production Details

  • 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.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Australian Success at internatinal Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , April vol. 31 no. 2 2009; (p. 5)
Spellbinding Dip into a World Turned to Fondue Stephen Dunne , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 January 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy Finegan Kruckemeyer , 2008 single work drama
Basic Questions of Life Thrown Up for Kids John Stapleton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 12 January 2009; (p. 4)

— Review of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy Finegan Kruckemeyer , 2008 single work drama
Untitled John Ovenden , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Lowdown , April vol. 30 no. 2 2008; (p. 51)

— Review of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy Finegan Kruckemeyer , 2008 single work drama
Young Writer's Ink Seeps into ASSITEJ Ashley Walker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , October vol. 30 no. 5 2008; (p. 16)
'During the ASSITEJ 16th World Congress and Performing Arts Festival for Young People in Adelaide in May 2008 representatives from small and large youth theatre companies from every state and territory in Australia came together in one location for masterclass workshops, peer-to-peer exchange and professional development'. Lowdown 20.5 (2008)
Basic Questions of Life Thrown Up for Kids John Stapleton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 12 January 2009; (p. 4)

— Review of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy Finegan Kruckemeyer , 2008 single work drama
Spellbinding Dip into a World Turned to Fondue Stephen Dunne , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 January 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy Finegan Kruckemeyer , 2008 single work drama
Untitled John Ovenden , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Lowdown , April vol. 30 no. 2 2008; (p. 51)

— Review of The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy Finegan Kruckemeyer , 2008 single work drama
The Power of Brie Tim Lloyd , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 January 2008; (p. 28)
Young Writer's Ink Seeps into ASSITEJ Ashley Walker , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , October vol. 30 no. 5 2008; (p. 16)
'During the ASSITEJ 16th World Congress and Performing Arts Festival for Young People in Adelaide in May 2008 representatives from small and large youth theatre companies from every state and territory in Australia came together in one location for masterclass workshops, peer-to-peer exchange and professional development'. Lowdown 20.5 (2008)
Australian Success at internatinal Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Lowdown , April vol. 31 no. 2 2009; (p. 5)
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