Musical Theatre

Driftwood – The Musical

An inspirational story about renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and artist Slawa Horowitz-Duldig.

  • Dates 18 - 28 May 2022

  • Times See below

  • Ticket prices See below

Past Event

Umbrella Events in association with Creative Universe is delighted to present the world premiere performances of DriftwoodThe Musical. 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. It features original Music and Arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with Lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie. Acclaimed director Gary Abrahams brings a stellar cast to the stage.

Driftwood – The Musical tells the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig. We follow 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. A magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love.


Click on the red BOOK TICKETS button on the right to purchase tickets online or alternatively call the Box Office on (03) 8290 7000, Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm for personal service.

Connect with the Artist


18 - 28 May 2022


Opening Night 18 May: 7.30pm
Thursday 19 May: 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 20 May: 7.30pm
Saturday 21 May: 7.30pm
Sunday 22 May: 2pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 25 May: 1pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 26 May: 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 27 May: 7.30pm
Saturday 28 May: 2pm & 7.30pm


$59 Adult
$49 Concession
$49 Child
$49 Group (6+)
$29 School Group - $29 per student/teacher


Act 1: One hour
Interval: 20 minutes
Act 2: 50 minutes

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating.

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.

If you require wheelchair access, please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000.


This performance is appropriate for ages 12+

Contains smoke effects

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:


Venue will open 60 minutes prior to showtime.
The venue will be cashless.
Mask wearing is recommended when inside the theatres.


Chapel Off Chapel and the City of Stonnington have comprehensive COVID Safe plans in place.