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Thoroughbass presents The Toybox

14 September 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

Tickets: Adult $35 | Children free

Bring your kiddies
on a musical journey through
Claude Debussy’s The Toybox

Open their eyes and
capture their imaginations
as it reveals all the secrets of the toybox.

They dance, they play. They are naughty and nice.
They fight a battle, but still they live
happily ever after in the toybox.

From Sydney ensemble Thoroughbass,
this 2019 interpretation of the 1913 children’s ballet is a magical entrée
to classical music

Inviting little bodies with big imaginations
to join us in the round on the floor,
and get up close to some
of the earliest musical instruments.
(Seating available)

The Toybox began as an illustrated children’s story that composer Claude Debussy then turned into a children’s ballet to amuse his 8 year old daughter Chou-Chou. In bringing this quaint story to today’s audiences, Thoroughbass has re-imagined and re-arranged Debussy’s music with the added charm of early instruments (and the odd pop-whistle!) and some very naughty and noisy toys.

To learn more about the show, read classikON’s recent article about Thoroughbass’s production.

Suitable for ALL ages


  • Narrated by actor Kate Mannix
  • Diana Weston | Harpsichord & Piano
  • Angus Ryan and Lucy Cormack | Cellos
  • Tara Hashambuoy | Violin
  • Steven Machamer | Percussion

*Toybox Artwork by Leading Hand Design (Caitriona Egan)



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