By Jimmy Chi and Kuckles. Opera Australia / Opera Conference. Riverside Theatre Parramatta from Jan 16 - Feb 1, 2020, then Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide.
Bran Nue Dae has achieved the rarest of feats for an entirely original Australian musical – a second national tour. Previously this level of success had only been the domain of Australian written jukebox musicals.
This joyous production, filled with hummable tunes, endearing performances and quirky choreography hits the mark and justifies a consortium of Australian Opera companies decision to revive the work, first staged in 1990.
The first act felt a little lumpy – with the transition of song to dialogue not always seamless.