If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that a great novel is a spectacular foundation for a musical extravaganza. Oliver! Matilda! Les Miserables! Mary Poppins!
Sadly, not every beloved story becomes a famous musical. The path from page to stage is a rocky one, and many grandly ambitious adaptations have fallen by the wayside. Do you remember Casey Bennetto’s funk opus MOCKINGBIRD! and its breakout hit 'My Name Is Boo'? Of course you don’t. But Casey does.
Some of Australia's finest songwriters – including Tim Rogers, Angie Hart, Dean Bryant & Mathew Frank, Simon Hall, Jude Perl, Gillian Cosgriff – have uncovered lost songs from the greatest literary adaptations you've never heard. At Sydney Town Hall, for one night only, you can be witness to their premiere: brought back to life by our wondrous in-house troupe of musical theatre professionals: Casey Bennetto, Virginia Gay, Mike McLeish, Natalie Abbott and our house band.
Musical Fictions. Tap your toes to some classic prose.
Musical Fictions is supported by Rosie Williams and John Grill AO, as well as John Taberner.