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Zhivago to open in Brisbane on July 6


It has received rave reviews in Sydney, and now John Frost has confirmed he’s taking Doctor Zhivago to Brisbane.

The Queensland season was launched today.

Tickets for this tantalising, lush and epic production go on sale next Monday from qpac.com.au or 136 246.

Joining Anthony Warlow as the ardent young Doctor Yurii Zhivago will be Lucy Maunder as the alluring Lara, and Taneel Van Zyl in the role of his wife Tonia. Martin Crewes plays political radical Pasha Antipov, Bartholomew John is Viktor Komarovsky, and in the roles of Alexander and Anna are Peter Carroll and Trisha Noble.

Based on the famous novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago hit the big screen in 1965 as an epic, drama romance by David Lean and created a star of Omar Sharif in the title role. The film remained popular for decades, and as of 2010 was the eighth highest grossing film of all time. Now this epic tale comes to the stage as a powerful and moving musical.

“After the famous film version what remains exciting about this iconic novel is its personal story of love, loss and dreams. The stage intensifies the personality of this story with the musical focusing on the people at its centre,” Frost said.

Doctor Zhivago is currently playing in Sydney and will move to Melbourne ahead of the Brisbane season, which begins on July 6.


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