NED: A NEW AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL

Music and lyrics by ADAM LYON
Book by ANNA LYON and MARC McINTYRE
By arrangement with DAVID SPICER

 18 – 22 DECEMBER 2018


“Quite simply the best entirely Australian musical ever” – Stage Whispers

Ned: A New Australian Musical uses an iconic Australian figure to lay bare the ugly beginnings of our nationhood. Set in rural Victoria in the late 1800’s, it charts Ned Kelly’s transformation from a local hero into a cold-blooded criminal. When his mother is unjustly convicted of attempting to murder a policeman, Ned, his brother Dan, and their two friends Joe and Steve flee to the bush to avoid their own arrest. They are soon outlawed and vilified as the feared ‘Kelly Gang’, eventually taking a final, fatal stand against the police.

By exposing the culture of crime, corruption and toxic masculinity upon which colonial Australia was built, Ned makes us question just how much has changed in today’s society. It offers an apt reminder that social change will never be achieved through violence and arrogance, and writes the female experience into a traditionally male-dominated period of our history.  With a rich, haunting score and a libretto that captures the raucous humour, warmth and tragedy that audiences would expect of this iconic story, Ned: A New Australian Musical will receive its NSW premiere at the New Theatre in December 2018.

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM

Director/Choreographer Miranda Middleton
Vocal Director/Assistant Director Sarah Levins
Conductor Hamish Stening
Repetiteur Oliver Beard
Set Designer Matt Hourigan
Lighting Designer Peter Rubie
Sound Designer Harrison Collins
Graphic Designer Shakira Wilson

Costume Designer Adrienne Dell
Stage Manager Rachel Guest
Assistant Stage Manager Jesse Aviu
Executive Producer Hamish Stening

CAST

Ned Kelly - Josh McElroy
Ellen Kelly - Jodie Harris
Maggie Kelly - Cypriana Singh
Kate Kelly - Siobhan Clifford
Dan Kelly - Rowan Brunt
Alexander Fitzpatrick - David Hov
Superintendent Hare - Marcus Rivera
Ann Jones - Courtney Powell
Joe Byrne - Guy Webster
Steve Hart - Martin Everett
Aaron Sherritt - Lincoln Elliott
Mrs Kennedy - Jacqui Greenfield
Kennedy  - Rob Hartley
Mrs Byrne - Erin Bogart
Ensemble - Sinead Cristaudo, Denzel Bruhn, Carmel Rodrigues, Georgia Rodgers

DATES/TIMES

Tuesday 18 December  (Preview) - 7:30pm
Wednesday – Saturday 19-22 December - 7:30pm

TICKETS

Full $55
Concession $47
Preview Full $45
Preview Concession $40

Contact

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