A young goatherd finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover that everything comes at a price. Will the young king make the right decision for himself or his kingdom?
The classic Oscar Wilde story, The Young King, is a coming of age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The beautiful language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally-acclaimed theatre company Slingsby (Adelaide, Australia), as audiences journey to far away lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices. Be sure to come early to this production to join in the pre-show coronation activities beginning 15 minutes before showtime. (This production takes place at Performance Works- just down the street from our home at the Waterfront Theatre).
What to Expect: This is an immersive theatre experience, imaginatively staged by the renowned Slingsby Theatre. A young boy is orphaned, leaving him to be raised by goatherds. Some confrontational scenes depicting hunger and other challenging circumstances. Please note the there will be lighting effects, haze and smoke effects during the performance.
The show runs for 80 minutes and is recommended for kids aged 8+ years. Doors Open 15 minutes prior to show start for a pre-show coronation procession.
The Young King:
Dates: April 13 – 21, 2019
Where: Performance Works
Address: 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver (Granville Island)