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QPAC Makes A Splash With Singin' In The Rain

QPAC Makes A Splash With Singin’ In The Rain

| On 24, Sep 2016

In these warmer Brisbane months, who wouldn’t welcome a little rain?

Singin’ in the Rain is currently making a figurative and  literal splash at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC this month and has been eagerly anticipated by Brisbane-ites. After its successful run all around the world – in England, South Africa, Japan and New Zealand – to name a few, Singin’ in the Rain is finally being met by a warm welcome in Australia. Following the adventures of Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown, Kathy Selden and Lina Lamont as 1920s silent film transitions to “talking pictures”, it sees a veritable melting-pot of talent coming together to create something magical – also with the help of twelve thousand litres of water. Jack Chambers, cast as Cosmo Brown and a Brisbane local himself sees this production as one that will really bring the house down.

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“I think theatre is always really embraced here in Brisbane I think that’s why everyone loves coming to Brisbane for that fact…Brisban-ites are going to actually love it.” He also adds that whilst it is a challenge to fill shoes as big as those of the film, this Singin’ in the Rain is still a show that will delight and satisfy. “The essence of the movie, the script and the love and humour that is from the movie is still existing in this production so I don’t think you really miss out on anything, it’s very close to the film so anyone who’s absolutely in love with the movie will come to the show and be very satisfied” Erika Heynatz, who received a Helpmann Award for her role as Lina Lamont has had an ‘incredible” time working on the show and views her character as “loveable.”

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“I love that she’s a woman that’s really fighting to be seen and heard and she really struggles…she fights to get her power back and in the process she gets a bit drunk on her own power so it’s a lot of fun.” And as for Don Lockwood and his iconic dance under the rain? Grant Almirall, sharing the lead role with Rohan Browne says “it is quite challenging, I mean it gets very slippery with the water, to try and stay on your feet is quite a big challenge.” Nevertheless one should expect a night of “absolute joy and entertainment.” So get your umbrellas ready Brisbane! It’s time to have a splash.

What Singin’ in the Rain

Where The Lyric Theatre, QPAC

When 23 September – October 30

How Much $75.95 – $140.95

Find out more about the event here

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