Hello everyone! Sorry it has been so long since I’ve written a blog. Over the Christmas and New Year period it is always busy, plus I had the pleasure of having my parents here for a few weeks. On the plus side however, I have plenty of things to blog about.
We went to see Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical last week presented by the Sydney Theatre Company and I cannot stop smiling every time I think about it. I always loved the movie and being an Aussie classic, I thought it would be great to take my parents to the stage show. I didn’t really have any expectations as nobody I know had been to see it yet. The reviews have been good so far and boy were they right. It is one of the best musicals I have seen in a long time. It really follows the movie well, updating the 90s classic to the modern day time. The story follows a girl named Muriel Heslop on her quest to be popular and find the man of her dreams, all so she can have the “perfect” wedding. She leaves the fictional town of Porpoise Spit and heads for the big lights of Sydney. As you will find out, things don’t always go to plan for Muriel 🙈. The music written by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall was phenomenal, very catchy and full of emotion and energy. The musical also incorporates many of the Abba songs that were used in the movie. It really is hysterical and will keep you entertained the whole way through. We all thoroughly enjoyed the show and it received a standing ovation at the end.
The musical is performed at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney and really is a beautiful place to host such a show. Having never been here before, it was refreshing to step inside a theatre that is so welcoming and full of character.
Unfortunately the show is now sold out until its run ends later this month. However, you can now download the album from Apple Music and become familiar with the songs before it returns no doubt. I’m sure this will be a musical that will be around for a very long time and could be in a theatre near you before you can even say “You’re terrible Muriel”.
Well done to all the cast and crew who put together a fantastic show and Maggie McKenna who was sensational as Muriel Heslop. I will look forward to seeing this again in the future!!!