A dry, dusty little Aussie town, somewhere in the back of beyond, with all the decency, diversity – and division – that you’d expect in a rural microcosm. But Boomkak is confronting some massive challenges now that the Big Developer has set his sights on the town, and this little community finds itself in a fight for survival. How can they possibly fight back?
By putting on a panto, of course.
From the creative minds behind Calamity Jane (a smash hit at Belvoir in 2018) comes a piece of utter joy – a love letter to theatre, to community, to the resilience of our Little Aussie Towns™ – lo-fi, big-hearted, and Belvoir to the back teeth. With new songs from Tony Award nominee Eddie Perfect, and a couple of Aussie rock classics, dance, and old-fashioned silliness, The Boomkak Panto promises to be a mad, sparkling jewel, a reward for getting through these dark and strange times.
There’s no-one like Virginia Gay – witty, clever, big of heart, and ridiculously talented. When she said she wanted (in her own way) to revive panto, how could we resist? And the team she’s assembling knows how to make a good night of theatre. This will be fun.
– Eamon Flack
A cast of 8 including
Writer Virginia Gay
Directors Richard Carroll and Virginia Gay
Musical Director Zara Stanton
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Ayah Tayeh
20 November – 23 December
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 1pm, 16 December
Saturday 7.30pm, 20 November
Sunday 6.30pm, 21 November
Tuesday 7.30pm, 23 November
Opening Night (Invitation Only)
Wednesday 7.30pm, 24 November
Thursday 1pm, 9 December
Thursday 1pm, 23 December
Tuesday 7 December, directly following the performance
Mobile Captioned Performance
Saturday 4 December, 2pm
Audio Described Performance
Saturday, 11 December 2pm
Thursday 11:30am, 2 December
For the cheapest tickets subscribe to our 2021 season and add The Boomkak Panto, packages start at 3 plays for $122!
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|Full Price (adult)^||From $83||From $89||From $73||From $78||From $84||From $68|
|Mates Rates (Adult)||From $73||From $79||From $63||From $73||From $79||From $63|
|Senior*||From $73||From $79||From $63||From $68||From $74||From $58|
|Concession†||From $63||From $69||From $53||From $58||From $64||From $48|
|30-Down#||From $61||From $51||From $58||From $46|
|Previews||From $56||From $56||From $51||From $51|
|Student Saver#||From $48||From $38||From $43||From $33|
~ Bookings of 10+ full price adult tickets receive a $10 discount per ticket.
^ Tickets to Saturday and Sunday performances may have an added $5 surcharge.
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time student card, Centrelink Pensioner concession card, Veterans’ Affairs cards, and to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), and ArtsHub, and HotHouse Theatre Subscribers.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, and Saturday matinees.
To claim any concessions you must provide proof.
Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.