Making Muriel

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Making Muriel

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A JOURNEY FROM ICONIC FEATURE FILM TO THEATRE SENSATION

Making Muriel follows acclaimed director PJ Hogan as he collaborates with Australia’s most innovative stage producers, to turn the much-loved, iconic feature film Muriel’s Wedding into a world-first stage musical.

Twenty years on since Toni Collette’s brilliantly awkward portrayal of ‘Muriel’ burst onto the big screen, its raw yet heartfelt portrayal of social outcasts and their complex relationships is fondly cemented in the hearts of audiences around the world. So how do you recreate it for the stage and a new generation? Hogan’s journey, interweaving the origin story of the film with the musical production, and exploring the universal themes that remain relevant today, is warmly portrayed. Features interviews with the original film’s stars Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths, stage-show cast including Gary Sweet and Justine Clarke, and interviews at home with PJ Hogan and the film’s producer Jocelyn Moorhouse.

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