"Magnormos doesn't fail the slick standards we've come to expect, and its new musical packs a gruesome punch" Cameron Woodhead, The Age, 2011
WINNER of the 2011 Green Room Award for
Best Female Featured Artist (Emma Jones)
THE HATPIN Music by Peter Rutherford
Book & Lyrics by James Millar
16 – 28 MAY Theatre Works, St. Kilda
THE HATPIN is set in Sydney in 1892 and tells the true story of single mother, Amber Murray (Gemma-Ashley Kaplan), who, in a desperate attempt to save the life of her beloved baby, finds herself embroiled in one of the most captivating and moving criminal trials in Australian history.
With the support of her free spirited friend, Harriet Piper (Samantha Morley), Amber fights the injustices of this tragedy to find hope and strength.
First produced in Sydney in 2008 starring CAROLINE O'CONNOR and BARRY CROCKER, THE HATPIN was presented later that year at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
The 2011 Magnormos season will be the Melbourne premiere.
MARIANNE / ENSEMBLE
MINNIE / ENSEMBLE
REBECCA / ENSEMBLE
EDWARD / ENSEMBLE
THOMAS / ENSEMBLE
JAMES / ENSEMBLE
Director: Shaun Kingma Musical Director: Sophie Thomas Lighting Designer: Lucy Birkinshaw-Campbell Set and Costume Designer: Christina Logan-Bell Associate Costume Designer: Emma Kennedy
Originally produced by Neil Gooding Productions & White Box Theatre at the York Theatre, Sydney, February 2008
American Premiere presented at the 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival
By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd