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Muriel's Wedding - 2017 - Australia

Muriel Heslop is back! In this highly-anticipated world premiere, the iconic Australian film is set to become 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.



Director Simon Phillips (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) leads a stellar creative team, with eye-popping sets and costumes from Gabriela Tylesova (Love Never Dies) and original music by award-winning singer-songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall. With a big cast and a live band, this will be the theatre event of the year.

Schedule

Running Time: 3 hours

Roslyn Packer Theatre

(Walsh Bay, Sydney, )
22 Hickson Road
Walsh Bay, Sydney,


 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Final seats are on sale tomorrow for the highly acclaimed Australian musical, Muriel's Wedding the Musical, set to light up Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Lyric Theatre from 19 September 2019, with official opening night 21 September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
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by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 11, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
The Australian Premiere of HEAD OVER HEELS in July this year has been postponed due to ongoing advice issued by the Federal Government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. HEAD OVER HEELS, a bold new musical comedy from the visionaries behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Avenue Q, Next To Normal and Spring Awakening, will be rescheduled for the 2021 Hayes Theatre Co season, with specific dates announced later this year.
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
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by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2019
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by Victoria Beal - Mar 24, 2019
BWW Review: MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL is a Triumph in Melbourne - a show that everyone will love!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
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by Jade Kops - Jul 6, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23.  The Sydney season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre commences with previews from June 28 and opening night July 4.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
The highly acclaimed new Australian musical produced by Carmen Pavlovic, CEO of Global Creatures, Muriel's Wedding The Musical, commences in Melbourne in March at Her Majesty's Theatre with previews from March 12 and opening night on March 23. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
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