2024 Subscription Season
The Hedberg Sounds
Made in Tasmania
The Theatre Royal presents Van Diemen's Band's

Songs of the Sea

23 Mar 2024 (2 performances)
Sat 23 Mar 2024 3:00 pm
Sat 23 Mar 2024 7:00 pm
Ian Potter Recital Hall at The Hedberg


Oceans are vast, deep and mysterious. They sustain us, swallow us whole and transport cultures over vast distances. Floating on the ocean’s turbulent swell are grand, lyrical narratives, stories, myth and song. 

Steering the audience through Songs of the Sea is Mikelangelo (Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen) – a raconteur, salt-crusted storyteller and bittersweet bard. In his deep baritone, Mikelangelo explores the heart’s stormy reaches and indulges in absurd overboard shanties. Together with members of Van Diemen's Band, Mikelangelo dives into his songbook of maritime folk music to evoke in song the salty smack of open water.

★★★★ Exquisite
Sydney Morning Herald

Please note - you can choose your preferred seat for these performances. You have the option of flat-floor seating with direct entry (no stairs involved) or tiered seating (stairs involved). The sound is equally good throughout the venue but this option is being offered to ensure all our audience members are comfortable accessing different parts of the venue.  

Songs of the Sea has grown from a collaboration between Mikelangelo and Van Diemen's Band at the 2023 Australian Wooden Boat Festival. 

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Van Diemen's Band and UTAS logo in black on a white background.

Full $55 | Concession $45

Limited 30 Under 30 / Industry Allies / Student Members $30
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60 mins (no interval)

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