By Steve Vizard and Paul Grabowski. Victorian Opera. Director: Roger Hodgman. Musical Director/Composer: Paul Grabowsky. Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse. March 1 – 5, 2016.
New musicals are always a bit of a gamble. With Banquet of Secrets Victorian Opera is on a winner!
The premise of the show is quite simple. Four friends have been meeting annually for a meal for the past twenty years since leaving school, and one wants each to tell a secret the others don’t know.
Each of these secrets is quite dramatic in its way, so the action constantly moves between lively banter and high drama throughout the evening.