Prepare for an uproarious “Orphan’s Christmas” when Sydney Opera House presents an adults-only panto from the writing team that brought you the smash hit Fat Swan and the director of Smoke & Mirrors
Ten-year-old little orphan Fannie (Trevor Ashley), has a terrible secret… one that she can’t even share with her inmates at the Sutherland Shire Girl’s Orphanage, let alone the boozy matron who runs the place: the evil Miss Trannigan (Rhonda Burchmore). The truth is: Fannie is not yet all woman. But, to get her gender-reassignment surgery, she’ll have to find her true birth parents to get their permission.
Lucky for Fannie, she meets acclaimed photographer / multi-millionaire Daddy Warhorse (Gary Sweet) who promises to sponsor her! But can she survive a rigorous set of blind auditions, a very “arty” photo shoot and an appearance on evil talk-back radio personality Ellen Jones’ show before she finds her parents?
To make her wish come true, Fannie may need more than just her trusty ex-sniffer dog Bullshit (Rhys Bobridge)… she may need a Christmas miracle!
Featuring songs, audience participation, and more parody than you can poke a stick at, this brand new adults-only panto will have you in fits of laughter… and have you wishing that you too could be adopted by a sexy bald millionaire.
With Trevor Ashley, Rhonda Burchmore, Gary Sweet and Rhys Bobridge
With Tina Jackson and Coral Mercer-Jones
Written by Trevor Ashley and Phil Scott
Director Craig Ilott
Musical Director Michael Tyack
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
Designer James Browne
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall