Pamela Rabe in Cho Cho San

Pamela Rabe in 'Cho Cho San'

by Daniel Keene
Directed by Geoff Hooke Designed by Wendy Black and Geoff Hooke
Belvoir St. Theatre

Butterfly ’80’s Style

CHO CHO SAN is a contemporary musical of great power and beauty which is based on the John Luther Long book, “Madame Butterfly”, from which Puccini was inspired to write his celebrated opera. A modern Australian interpretation is superimposed onto Puccini’s timeless story of the love of the geisha girl for Lt. Pinkerton to create a piece of Australian music theatre which will appeal to teenagers and adults alike. The production combines actors, life-size puppets, visible puppeteers, mime, sophisticated computer sound technology, with a score blending rock `n’ roll with Brecht-Weill cabaret-style, soulful blues and modern jazz. The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust and Company B will present this exciting and energetic musical at the Belvoir Street Theatre from April 23. The production is currently being staged in Melbourne by Playbox Theatre Com-pany and Zoo Productions and is receiving rave reviews.

Thu Apr 23 to Sun May 31 Tue to Sat at 8.15 p.m. Sat and Sun at 5 p.m. AETT $14.00 G.P. $16.00 Stud/Pens $8.00
Two AETT tickets per member