After a highly successful 2008 season and being nominated for a 2009 Sydney Theatre Award, LoveBites – the mad-cap song cycle about loving, leaving and leaping into the joyful (or not so joyful) world of falling in love – returns to the Seymour Centre as the final installment in the 2009 BITE (Best of Independent Theatre) SEASON.
LoveBites – a series of short stories about falling in love – is told through song by one half of each couple in the instant that love strikes; this is followed by the other half’s rendition of how it all ended up.
Their stories are based on situations observed and situations experienced. Plus there’s even an urban legend thrown in for good measure by the show’s writers, the immensely talented lyricist James Millar and composer Peter Rutherford, the team that created the musicalThe Hatpin.
LoveBites 2009 will be performed by a stellar troupe of musical theatre talent including Amelia Cormack (Priscilla); David Harris (Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia); James Millar (Jerry Springer: the Opera) and direct from the UK Sophia Ragavelas (Mamma Mia, West End).
With all actors playing multiple roles plus a wide range of song styles you will meet an absent minded young lady who leaves behind more than she intended from a one night stand; a pair of Eric Satie fanatics who discover each other in an elevator. An A-list celebrity who joins the Mile High Club; a worry wart panics about the romantic unknown as she dangles precariously from a rock face; a book group with only two members develops into something much greater than an innocent discussion about the latest Helen Garner novel and a florist…is sent flowers.
LoveBites is at the Seymour Centre from Wednesday, November 11. Bookings: (02) 9251 7940.