A life affirming musical comedy about family, faith and survival.

21 – 25 March

Daniel Tobias grew up in a Jewish-atheist household. 
In 2004 he found out he had stage-four testicular cancer and went searching for God. Any God. Enter Lance Armstrong, seven-times winner of the Tour de France and legendary cancer survivor.

Reflecting on Daniel’s real life experiences, The Orchid and The Crow is a solo performance: part storytelling, part cabaret, part theatre, featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Die Roten Punkte. Segueing between rock, pop, and contemporary opera, Daniel effortlessly draws us into the inspiring tale of his almost-death experience.

The Orchid and The Crow is a funny, uplifting musical about faith, family and survival – not to be missed!

8pm / Tuesday 21 March
6.30pm / Wednesday 22 March

11am / Thursday 23 March

8pm / Thursday 23 March
8pm / Friday 24 March
3pm / Saturday 25 March

8pm / Saturday 25 March

Duration: 75 minutes no interval

A Salvador Dinosaur production

Writer & Performer Daniel Tobias
Director Christian Leavesley
Dramaturg Casey Bennetto
Songs Daniel Tobias & Clare Bartholomew with John Thorn & Jherek Bischoff
Script Consultant David Quirk
Lighting Design Lisa Mibus

WINNER: Best Writing (Cabaret) – Green Room Awards 2015
WINNER: Theatre Weekly Award –
Adelaide Fringe Awards 2015
WINNER: Outstanding Solo Performance
– Ottawa Fringe 2015 (Canada)
WINNER: Outstanding Individual Performance – London Free Press 2015 (Canada)


Standard Tickets
Full / $49
Concession / $40
Student / $30
Red Hot Rush / $20 (at the door only)

Group Prices
10 + / $32 each
6 + / $35 each
4 + / $37 each

Opening Night Tickets
Full / $59
Concession / $50
Student / $40
Subscriber Upgrade / $10

Transaction fees may apply
Single tickets: $0 online; $3 telephone or at box office counter

“Honest, funny, inquisitive and moving theatre-making that strikes many powerful chords.”

Crew Magazine, Toronto

“Tobias is an intelligent, dynamic and honest performer who is highly entertaining to watch. This show will renew your faith in love, life and possibly even Lance Armstrong.”

CBC, Canada


Our Concession rate is available to Australian Pensioners, Seniors, Health Care Cardholders, MEAA Members and patrons using Audio Description services. Proof of eligibility is required when booking or collecting tickets.

Red Hot Rush tickets
If you are under 26 or hold a valid student card, you can buy tickets from the box office for $20 to any HotHouse show within one hour of the performance. A valid proof of age or Student ID is required.

Companion Card
Companion Card promotes the rights of people with a disability, who require a companion, to fair ticketing at events and venues. Holders of this card are entitled to a complimentary ticket for their companion for any HotHouse Theatre performances. To book using a Companion Card, please contact the box office and be prepared to present your Companion Card upon collection of your tickets.

For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 6021 7433.

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