'a week to find the meaning of life'

'Enlightenment' is an Australian musical comedy.

Just what the world needs!

‘A week to find the meaning of life’. That, alone, should tell you Enlightenment is a comedy. For me, the best comedy is simultaneously intelligent and stupid. I hope you find in Enlightenment a delicious blend of both. - David Staume.


After the death of his father and goaded by his brother, Tom leaves home vowing he can find enlightenment in a month. With a week to go and no apparent success, a desperate Tom finds his last hope - in an enigmatic and homicidal guru.

The Writer

David Staume is a member of the Australian Writers' Guild and the NSW Writer's Centre, and runs a web production company.

He is the author of four published works of fiction, two published through Llewellyn (USA) and two through Agio Publishing (Canada).

David's goal is to make the profound profoundly funny.

He lives in Sydney, Australia.

The Composer

Jonathan Dimond is University-educated in the fields of Classical music and Jazz / Improvisation.

Jonathan's qualifications are numerous. He has so many Bachelors, Masters and PhDs that he has more letters after his name than in it.

Jonathan has also undergone training in North Indian classical music in Pune, India.

He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

I've just finished reading/singing my way through your musical ... I loved it!

Tom is so likeable, Godfrey is so despicable and everyone has an Aunty Phyllis.

Your imagination has no boundaries - you entertained me, you made me laugh out-loud!

Louise Bishop-Klopper

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