Delphi Goes Bassooning - a tiny musical

Presented by Janet Swain


A gawky schoolgirl is given a lumbering bassoon by her mother, a musician. The bassoon opens doors – to a Music Conservatorium, to a private school – but the girl hates it. After 3 long years she fails an exam and abandons the bassoon and its shabby case to the depths of her mother’s garage. 32 years later she rediscovers the bassoon and now she is ready to examine her own family history, re-discover her talented but frustrated musical grandmother, and accept and embrace her own creative spark. Enter Delphi - the accomplished musician and cabaret star with her bassoon.

This is Janet’s very first solo show, and it features 9 original songs, 4 characters and one bassoon. It had it first performance to a sold-out house at Brunswick Picture House in March 2021

Tickets available through HSTBO the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au

Previous Praise for Delphi Goes Bassooning - a Tiny Musical

Beautiful songs and a very poignant and comic story.

This show has great appeal across generations…..entirely original!

Wonderful show - evocative, funny and powerful - highly recommended!

Cast Biography

Janet works as an artist teacher in schools and community centres in the Northern Rivers NSW. She has produced a numerous large-scale community events including several massed choir performances, involving the administration, creative direction, composition. She has also directed choirs for several high profile performers including Josh Groban, Delta Goodrem, Mama Kin Spender and Tones and I. She has most recently devised the After Disaster Project - a large scale schools project with songwriters Harry James Angus, Emily Lubitz and Ash Grunwald. Janet plays the bassoon in a cabaret band called The Loveys.


Written by Janet Swain

Original songs by Janet Swain

Dramaturgy- Christine Olsen

Choreography - Delia Silvan

Delphi Goes Bassooning - a tiny musical



Genre: Music

Origin: NSW

Rating: G

Duration: 60 Mins

Season: Fringe 2023

Dates: 23 Feb - 12 Mar

23 - 12 Mar @ 6:00 pm

General Admission: $30.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: Ruby's

32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh


HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Unfortunately, Ruby's does not have accessible seating. Please contact staff if you wish to see Delphi Goes Bassooning and you require accessible seating.

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HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we encourage social distancing and good hygiene practices. As and when restrictions are implemented by SA Health we will follow those guidelines. Only attend the event if you are feeling well, and If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you appropriate measures until you recover.

If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email manager@holdenstreettheatres.com to discuss your ticketing options.

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