The Magic Flute

The Circus of the Sevenfold Seal of the Sun

…Sometimes you need to run away to the circus to find who you truly are…

Various People Inc leads a colourful collaboration with Tutti Arts. Set in the colourful world of the circus, with its beautiful music re-orchestrated for circus band and enhanced by the extraordinary skills of Cirkidz, this exuberant production of The Magic Flute truly brings Mozart’s dream of an opera for the people to life.

That was the greatest possible fun…
Anthony Steel AM

…an exuberant, physical take on Mozart’s much-loved work… gob-smackingly good…
InDaily – Steve Evans

…real entertainment for real people and Mozart, I’m sure, would be delighted with this ingenious take on his masterpiece… adapted with a generous helping of creativity and wit…
Adelaide Theatre Guide – Tony Busch

Presented in association with OperaTU (The State Opera of South Australia & Tutti Arts)
Supported by Arts SA



Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adapted by Cheryl Pickering
Translated by Richard Chew

Director: Cheryl Pickering
Musical Director: Richard Chew
Designer: Bec Francis
Lighting Designer: Nic Mollison
Production Manager: Emma O’Neill
Produced by Pat Rix

Queen of the Night: Joanna McWaters
Tamino: Robert Macfarlane
Pamina: Naomi Hede
Papageno: Andrew Turner
Papagena: Kate Wyatt
Three-Headed Lady: Deborah Caddy
Monastatos: Ali Brasted
Zarastro: Jayne Hewetson
with Live Wirez from Cirkidz, Tutti Artists and Tutti Choir


Audience Feedback

…wonderfully inventive and thoroughly charming… I thought your innovative concept worked really well and was deservedly a hit with your audience… a very special theatrical experience.
Guila Tiver

It was wonderful to see the way such differing talents and gifts were mixed together to make for such a fascinating and enchanting show. And the message of courage, acceptance and “barriers are there to be broken” that it presented was fantastic.
Andre Stoffels

…your unique ability to bring these very different people together and then tap into their distinctive qualities, makes for a remarkable and meaningful product.
Andrea McLennan-Heigl

What an absolutely wonderful production… Sorry I left it until the last performance as I would have gone again.
Edward McDonnell