Regina Botros reviews Muriel’s Wedding
All the hype is not unwarranted in this musical production of Muriel’s Wedding at Roslyn Packer Theatre.
Muriel Heslop is back! In this highly-anticipated world premiere, the iconic Australian film is now an equally iconic laugh-out-loud musical.
Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the white dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted – a man, a fortune and a million Twitter followers. That’s when things start to go really wrong.
The film’s original writer-director PJ Hogan has updated his screenplay into a dazzling new stage show, bringing the story into the present but keeping all the irreverence and naughtiness of the film along with its dark edge.
Original Writer & Director of the Movie; Book of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical PJ Hogan
Music & Lyrics Kate Miller-Heidke
Music & Lyrics Keir Nuttall
Director Simon Phillips
Choreographer Andrew Hallsworth
Set & Costume Designer Gabriela Tylesova
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Sound Designer Michael Waters
Orchestrations, Arrangements and Additional Music Isaac Hayward
Music Supervisor Guy Simpson
Musical Director Isaac Hayward
Video Designer David Bergman
Annie Aitken, Prue Bell, Ben Bennett, Kaeng Chan, Briallen Clarke, Justine Clarke, Hilary Cole, Tony Cogin, Helen Dallimore, Dave Eastgate, Manon Gunderson-Briggs, Jaime Hadwen, Sheridan Harbridge, Mark Hill, Madeleine Jones, Caroline Kaspar, Adrian Li Donni, Luigi Lucente, Stephen Madsen, Maggie McKenna, Kenneth Moraleda, Laura Murphy, David Ouch, Tom Sharah, Connor Sweeney, Gary Sweet, Aaron Tsindos, Michael Whalley, Christie Whelan Browne.