Kate Mulvany, ‘Masquerade’ reading
Sat 24 Oct 2015, 12.00pm
“In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun.” Pack a picnic, round up the kids and join us for a live Saturday-lunchtime reading of Kit Williams’s iconic 1979 picture book Masquerade. The magical story—which sparked a real-life treasure hunt for a golden hare necklace buried in a secret location in Britain—will be read aloud by playwright and actress Kate Mulvany, who has also adapted Kit’s book for the stage. Following the reading, head on over to the Southbank Theatre—curtains open for a Melbourne Festival matinee of Kate’s adaptation at 1pm.
This is our second of two Saturday readings presented by Melbourne Festival—join us on Sunday 11 October for a reading of John Marsden and Shaun Tan’s The Rabbits.