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.
I’m still waiting for Will Hannagan to put out a gosh darn pop album already. In lieu of this, he returns to Fringe with POP|PRESS, a brand new musical extravaganza. When expatriate Aussie rapper Igloo Fantasia is kidnapped, all fingers point to wayward tween heart-throb and boy-band bad boy Heath Row. Fusing candid podcast journalistic… Read more.
Will Hannagan, the Prince of Pop Song Pastiche, returns to The Butterfly Club with Affluenza with a brand new offering for Midsumma Festival 2015. With a pantomimic “Swoosh!” we are transported from the intimate cabaret club, to an equally intimate television studio. Here we are implicated as an unwitting studio audience of Hannagan’s orphans (or-FANS)… Read more.