A dream team has been assembled for the re-imagined Shane Warne The Musical, set to play at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall in June this year.
Written by Eddie Perfect and originally performed in 2008, Shane Warne The Musical is an epic, hero-worshipping, PR spinning, celebrity-slaying, satirical homage starring Perfect in the title role.
And if a musical by Eddie Perfect starring Eddie Perfect isn’t perfect enough, a dream team of performers including Lisa McCune as Simone Warne, Shane Jacobsen as Terry Jenner, Christie Whelan-Browne as Liz Hurley have been snagged as co-stars in this new concert style show. Verity Hunt-Ballard (Australia’s Mary Poppins) will also be joining the cast.
At the helm of the production will be former MTC Artistic Director Simon Phillips (Love Never Dies, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Songs For Nobodies) to give the musical the some Phillips magic.
The 2013 incarnation of Shane Warne The Musical has been rewritten (complete with new songs) to accommodate the hits, misses and public romance of Shane’s recent past – a lot has happened in Warnie’s life since 2008…
A 24 piece orchestra will perform Perfect’s sharp and wonderfully inventive material under the musical direction of Iain Grandage (Tim Minchin Vs The Orchestra, The Secret River).
Are you sold yet?
This Helpmann, Green Room and Premier’s Literary Award winning musical is only playing two performances at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on June 20 and 21 and five performances at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (June 5 – 9).
Tickets for the Melbourne season are on sale from Monday April 8 at 9am and are sure to sell out fast. Don’t miss it – it’s sure to be perfection.