MURIEL’S WEDDING THE MUSICAL
OPENS IN MELBOURNE TO RAPTUROUS REVIEWS
The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Global Creatures,Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, has opened in Melbourne to rapturous reviews and been hailed a smash hit. This big, bold and brash musical is currently playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre where it will run until mid-June before opening in Sydney at the Lyric Theatre on July 4. Tickets are on sale now, visit www.murielsweddingthemusical.com for all details.
Reviewers are unanimous in their praise:
“Astonishing…A triumphant blaze of colour and emotion” – The Age
“Astonishing purely for what it says about the state of musical theatre in 2019: when was the last time a woman on stage told another – without irony or subtext – that she’s f—king amazing” The Age
“Enormous fun. Bold, brash and big hearted” – Herald Sun
“A star is born in this clever adaptation of a beloved Australian film.” – LimeLight
“It’s funny, it’s moving and it’s downright brilliant.” – Broadway World
“Everything about this show is phenomenally good.” – Daily Review
“A guaranteed fun-filled experience.” – Stage Whispers
“Destined to become an Australian theatre masterpiece” – Noise 11
“This is the sort of show you’ll want to see again and again. Do not miss it.” – Theatre People
“Leaving audiences in stitches for its risqué humour, to crying in their seats” – The AU Review
“Imaginatively conceived, ingeniously written and lavishly produced Muriel’s Wedding is surely the most impressive original musical ever created in Australia.” – Man In Chair
Leading the Muriel’s Wedding The Musical cast in the much-loved lead role ofMuriel Heslop is Natalie Abbott performing in her very first professional stage production. The Herald Sun said “Natalie Abbott is radiant as Muriel. And her grinning enthusiasm is utterly infectious”. The role of Muriel’s best friendRhonda is played by Stefanie Jones (Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Dreamlover, Once The Musical) who also received accolades for her performance, with the Herald Sun saying “Stefanie Jones is an intense and vivid presence”.
The cast also includes David James (The Boy From Oz, The Sound of Music) as Bill Heslop, Pippa Grandison (Mary Poppins, We Will Rock You) as Betty Heslop, Jacob Warner ( The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet) as Perry Heslop, Caleb Vines (The Wizard of Oz, How To Train Your Dragon) as Malcolm Heslop and Manon Gunderson-Briggs (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) as Joanie Heslop. Christie Whelan Browne(Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) plays the role of Tania Degano, Imogen Moore (Oklahoma!, Anything Goes) as Janine Nuttall andCatty Hamilton (MAMMA MIA!) as Cheryl Moochmore. Jaime Hadwen(Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) plays Agnetha Fältskog with Laura Bunting (Wicked, Mary Poppins) playing Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Maxwell Simon (Green Day’s American Idiot, The Boy From Oz) as Björn Ulvaeus and Evan Lever (Anything Goes, La Cage Aux Folles) as Benny Andersson. Chelsea Plumley (Sunset Boulevard, Grease) plays the role of Deidre Chambers, Brice Nobes is played by Jarrod Griffiths (professional debut) with Stephen Madsen (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) as Alexander Shkuratov, Dave Eastgate (Doctor Doctor, Open Slather) as Ken Blundell and Kenneth Moraleda (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) as Charlie Chan.
The stellar creative team behind the critically acclaimed production is led by award winning theatre director Simon Phillips, set and costume designer Gabriela Tylesova, choreographer Andrew Hallsworth, lighting designer Trent Suidgeest, sound designer Michael Waters, music supervisor Isaac Hayward and musical director Daniel Puckey.
Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is a theatrical version of PJ Hogan’s iconic hit film, updated to today by the writer himself with music and lyrics by Australian award winning songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall with additional songs by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson written forABBA.
Winner of 5 Helpmann Awards, 7 Sydney Theatre Awards, an Awgie Award, the 2018 David Williamson Prize and an ARIA Award Nomination, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical celebrated its’ world premiere in Sydney in November 2017.
MELBOURNE SEASON 2019
Her Majesty’s Theatre
Playing now through to mid-June
Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au
SYDNEY SEASON 2019
Sydney Lyric Theatre
Previews from June 28
Opening night July 4
Tickets from www.ticketmaster.com.au
The Sydney season of Muriel’s Wedding the Musical is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Muriel’s Wedding The Musical Original Cast Recording is available now,check this link HERE for retailers and streaming information.