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AussieTheatre can exclusively announce the cast for The Popular Mechanicals and CGTC’s upcoming production of A New Brain, set to hit Melbourne in 2018.

Produced by the team that brought the 2016 production of The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee to MTC’s Lawler Theatre, A New Brain is a fast paced, surreal and irreverent musical. Written by William Finn (and partially biographic) the production follows Gordon, a struggling songwriter who undergoes a life changing medical emergency. Through themes of love, loss and revelation, this story is about a man who learns to appreciate the life he has rather than the life he thinks he deserves.

Benjamin Giraud

In a joint venture, Giraud’s start up production company The Popular Mechanicals is working alongside CGTC, an alumni theatre group formed out of Camberwell Grammar School that passionately supports independent theatre in Melbourne. Camberwell Grammar School, a school well known for its outstanding arts programs, will be supporting the production by providing the cast and creative team with the school’s highly renowned performing arts facilities.

Director Benjamin Giraud said, “this production of A New Brain showcases some of Australia’s best talent. This exciting partnership with CGTC will allow us to produce a professional, stage-ready musical at extremely good value with tickets starting from only $35. We are thrilled to be offering this opportunity to Melbourne’s theatre goers at such great value.”

A New Brain will run from 19th to 21st of January 2018 with tickets available now.

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