Driftwood – The Musical

Umbrella Events in association with Creative Universe presents the world premiere performances of Driftwood - The Musical.

Directed by esteemed theatre-maker Wesley Enoch AM, this epic story has been adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jane Bodie, based on the original memoir by Eva de Jong-Duldig.

Driftwood – The Musical is the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.  It follows their lives in pre-war Vienna, Slawa’s ingenious invention of the foldable umbrella, and an incredible chain of events after miraculously escaping the Holocaust and rebuilding their careers as artists in Melbourne.   It is a magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love.

Karl Duldig and Slawa Horowitz-Duldig’s granddaughter, acclaimed Soprano Tania de Jong AM performs the lead role of Slawa with Anton Berezin playing Karl Duldig, Fem Belling  (Rella Horowitz-Laisné),

Sara Reed (Eva) and Troy Sussman (Ignaz/Marcel/others) rounding out the all-Jewish cast.

Driftwood - The Musical features original music and arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie.

Chapel Off Chapel (18 May 2022 – 28 May 2022):

Opening Night - 7:30pm
Wed & Thu - 1pm & 7:30pm
Fri - 7:30pm
Sat & Sun - 2pm & 7:30pm



Event details

Venue: Chapel Off Chapel 12 Little Chapel St Prahran
Bookings: 8290 7000