Homegrown: Opera Carnivale - 7 Little Australians

4:30pm | 14 April 2019 | The Spiegeltent Wollongong


Music by David Reeves | Lyrics by Peter Yeldham and John Palmer

When it premiered in 1988-89 David Reeve's Seven Little Australians immediately became Australia's first major homegrown musical theatre success at the box office.

Based on Ethel Turner's classic tale of the same name and taken to heart by young and old since 1894, it is the story of a few months in the life of the Woolcot family. Laugh, and cry! And the music will stay with you long after you leave the theatre!

Captain Woolcot, a widower, has remarried, and his new wife is a young and beautiful girl, not much older than his eldest daughter. She quickly provides a seventh mouth to feed.

The 'Seven' will captivate you, and with them (whether on the stage or in the audience) you'll share the trials and triumphs of this colonial family, as brash, forthright and enchanting as old Sydney Town itself. And it's as relevant today as it was when it first took the market by storm over one hundred years ago!

What will the Captain do to reign in his free-spirited daughter? Such an influence on the other children!


Food and drink meal vouchers

This year we have a $6 drink voucher and a $20 drink + meal voucher that can be purchased when buying your tickets.

  • $6 Drink Voucher: Your choice of house red, white or sparkling, Peroni, light beer or soft drink.

  • $20 Drink + Meal Voucher: Your choice of house red, white or sparking, Peroni, light beer of soft drink. PLUS your choice of meal, from a minimum of three menu options, as identified on the Spiegeltent menu on the date of your ticket. You will be able to choose from three different meal offers which will include a vegetarian option.

Terms and conditions apply.
Click here for a sample menu.

Suitability Rated: G

Presented by: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Wollongong Conservatorium of Music and Opera Carnivale in association with Merrigong Theatre Company presents