While studying Music Theatre together, Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan often found themselves playing around on the piano and writing songs when they weren’t needed in rehearsals. Five years later, the first musical they wrote together, The Gathering, is currently enjoying a season at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne. After being encouraged to create their own work… Read more.
The Gathering is a new musical co-written by Will Hannagan and Belinda Jenkin, directed by Chris Parker and musically directed by Daniel Puckey. Opening at fortyfivedownstairs this week, and supported by the city of Melbourne Arts grants program, this new Australian work takes a Gen Y look at friendships, relationships and letting people in, set… Read more.
“The only reason to write is from love”- Stephen Sondheim. Being a part of a new musical is a unique creative process for almost everyone involved. While it is by no means an easy feat, new works are so necessary in the development of our industry and the identity of the Australian music theatre scene…. Read more.
According to popular reckoning, the calendar of the Mayan civilisation tells us that 21 December 2012 is the last day of planet Earth. In the shadow of this potential cataclysm, the song cycle Until Tomorrow tells the stories of characters facing choices, for, as the programme notes, “Even the flickering possibility of apocalypse is impetus… Read more.
We catch up with William Hannagan, one half of the acclaimed Melbourne writing team Hanngan and Jenkin. Their latest show Until Tomorrow, an apocalyptic song cycle starring five of Melbourne’s brightest up and coming musical theatre talents, will be playing this May at the Northcote Town Hall. As a child what did you want to be when you grew… Read more.