What kind of King would you be?

A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?

The achingly beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of Slingsby, in a whimsical and immersive theatre experience for the young and young at heart.

From the moment you arrive for this performance you will be taken on an adventure. Greeted by the King’s Courtiers, you are invited to make your own crown for the Young King’s coronation celebrations.  Here the magic begins, as the tale of The Young King unfolds using beautiful shadow puppetry, music and theatrical delights that will transport you on a journey of wonder.

“There is every chance that this production, like others before it, will tour Australia and the world, and it deserves to. It is a Slingsby production, and that means it is suitable for the entire family, so head in for a magical tale, beautifully told.” – Barry Lenny, Broadway World (29 February 2016)

 ‘Expect pass-the-parcel, audience participation and role-playing…..The Young King is charming, majestic and utterly delightful.’ Limelight Magazine.

With limited capacity (as seating is on stage) and two performances only, we suggest you book early for this delightful production.

Ages 8+  Warning: Lighting effects, haze and smoke effects.

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Here’s some the education resources you can use for The Young King.

Spend a week with Slingsby while they are in Renmark with their magical show The Young King!

Enrol now in a theatre-making workshop and learn to use the same techniques that help create their masterpieces!

Slingsby are one of Australia’s hottest theatre companies at the moment with their shows touring to the USA, Canada, Scotland, England and New Zealand. Their unique ability to create a world of magic and beauty has won them many awards and the hearts of children (and their grownups) all over the world.

TACKERS (5-8yrs)

Experience the magic of storytelling from an early age. Use your imagination to turn yourself and the things around you into something beyond your wildest dreams!

Tues 8/10/19 at 10 – 11am
Wed 9/10/19 at 10 – 11am
Thur 10/10/19   10 – 11am

TWEENS (9-12yrs)

A crash course in theatre-making using Slingsby’s techniques to get your ideas out of your head and onto the stage.

Tues 8/10/19 at 11.30 am – 12.50 pm
Wed 9/10/19 at 11.30 am – 12.50 pm
Thur 10/10/19 at 11.30 am – 12.50 pm

TEENS (13+yrs)

Discover the techniques Slingsby uses to create a theatre show. This 3 hour intensive workshop will give you the tools you need to start creating by utilising the RSVP Cycles creative development process created by Anna and Lawrence Halprin. This session will be part discussion part collaboration and will be run by Slingsby artists.

Tues 8/10/19 at 12-5pm

Interested signing up? Fill out the booking form here.  

Venue: Riverland Youth Theatre

Each session: $10 pp


The Young King is supported by

Sera Waters: Domestic Arts
  • Visual Arts

Sera Waters: Domestic Arts

11th September 2021 — 31st October 2021

This exhibition subverts and unravels the baggage-laden yet wondrous category of making once labelled ‘domestic arts’

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