Imaginatively conceived, ingeniously written and lavishly produced Muriel’s Wedding is surely the most impressive original musical ever created in Australia. Brimming with imagination, inspiration and joy, Muriel’s Wedding is compulsory viewing for all lovers of musical theatre.
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to the actress and singer Bernadette Robinson about bringing Songs for Nobodies to the Ambassadors Theatre.
In the writing of Songs for Nobodies, Murray has invented singular anecdotes that grasp an entire life in a moment, without a heavy-handedness that condescends. Rather it elevates the serendipity of life lived.
Having been embraced upon the world stage, Priscilla Queen of the Desert makes a welcome return home for a tenth-anniversary victory lap of Australia.
The long-awaited Great Australian Musical has finally arrived. By turns hilarious and heart-rending, Muriel’s Wedding the Musical is as meticulously crafted and brilliantly performed as the best that Broadway has to offer.
Original Australian musical Ladies in Black retains its down to earth charm in this welcome national tour.
once when my own father came to the press night of a rather challenging production I choreographed, his very first and only comment was that he liked the scenery! Ouch..
Nurtured and delivered by two state theatre companies, whose core business is straight plays, the surprise in the success of Ladies in Black is not so much that this happened at all but that it does not happen more often. Overseas, the subsidised or nonprofit theatre realm is often a melting pot for new music theatre work. Following this pattern, Ladies in Black should now be picked up by some lucky producer for a healthy commercial run. Fingers crossed that this will turn out to be the well-deserved outcome in this case.