The Happiness Box
- Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013 to Friday, 10 May 2013, Wed 1pm; Thurs-Fri 10am, 11:15am, 1pm
- Venue: Iwaki Auditorium — ABC Southbank Centre, 120-130 Southbank Boulevard, South Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: $18 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (03) 9929 9600
The Happiness Box tells the story of three animal friends as they journey through the jungle on a quest to discover the secret of happiness. This delightful tale was written for Changi Gaol’s child prisoners in 1942 by Australian POW David Griffin, and illustrated by fellow POW Leslie Greener. It has been thoughtfully scored for young audiences by award-winning composer Bryony Marks to capture the sense of wonder, trepidation and delight of the friends’ adventure. Greener’s beautiful illustrations from the original book will accompany the narration and music.
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|The Happiness box (full orchestra with narrator) (2013) by Bryony Marks — World premiere|
— performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Brett Kelly and Stephen Curry
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