By Jeff Wayne and Doreen Wayne, adapted from HG Well’s science fiction story. Directed by Ron Dowd. SUPA Productions. ANU Arts Centre. 12 – 27 October 2012
This show is a big, gaudy, colourful, old-style over-the-top progressive rock concert based on an 1898 story, set to classic 1970s music and illustrated with 2000s CGI animation, and Supa’s production does it plenty of justice. Director Ron Dowd has a history taking on ridiculously ambitious rock spectaculars, like Tommy in 2003 and The Wall in 2007, and he’s pulled this one off.