Book and Lyrics by Ian Ferrington. Music by Olga Solar. New Musicals Australia / Hayes Theatre Co. Directed by Jonathan Biggins. April 21 – May 7, 2016
There is a new voice in Australian musical theatre – and like the Broadway sensation Hamilton, it is set to the rhythm of rap, but with a jazz music score.
One theatre veteran in the foyer described it as the best lyrics to a new locally written work in decades. Here is a taste.
"We went to arrest him, carefully planned it,
caught him red-handed - his confession was candid
but when the man took the stand he recanted,
You understand what duty demanded: