New Aussie musical opens

The cast of Once We Lived Here
The cast of Once We Lived Here

The new Australian musical Once We Lived Here has opened in Melbourne in front of a star-studded audience.

Guests at the opening night performance over the weekend included Geoffrey Rush, Simon Phillips, Colette Mann, Anne Wood, Todd McKenny, Trevor Ashley, Lisa Campbell, Daniel Kowalski, Christen O’Leary, Eddie Perfect, Bert LaBonte, Rosemarie Harris, Mel Morrow and many more.

Once We Lived Here is the new musical from the creators of Prodigal and Virgins, and is a funny and touching look at the passing of a way of life. Amy runs “Emoh Ruo”, the family sheep station in northern Victoria. She’s held onto the property through drought, bush fire and falling wool prices, determined not to let it slip out of the family grasp. But when the family gathers over a scorching long weekend, Amy has to face up to the myths and lies the place has been built upon. Is she holding on or is she stuck?

The show stars Esther Hannaford, Sally Bourne, Christie Whelan, Sam Ludeman and Warwick Allsopp.

It plays at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne until September 20. Bookings: (03) 9662 9966.

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