An Extraordinary Tale
Holland St Productions, the “little Perth theatre company that can” (The West Australian) and winner of Fringe World’s prestigious Martin Sims Award for their 2014 production Point & Shoot, returns to the Festival in 2017 with a wild and ridiculous musical comedy the whole family can enjoy! An Extraordinary Tale follows Charlie Franklin, a young man with a dream to write and produce his very own musical. He’s made it to the day before opening night, but things aren’t going well - he’s lost most of his cast, half of the orchestra, and a Pilates studio is threatening to take over the theatre! Unfazed, the five remaining performers proceed to stumble through their final dress rehearsal, determined to bring Charlie’s Extraordinary Tale of love, community and man-eating billboards to the stage! An Extraordinary Tale began life as a two-act high school musical with a cast of forty, and was re-developed into a one-hour comedy for five performers by the team at Holland St Productions. It features music and lyrics by Steve Robinson, and a revised book by Tyler Jacob Jones. The cast includes Jones, alongside recent WAAPA graduate Taryn Ryan, Andrew Gould of Melbourne’s improvised musical comedy troupe Impromptunes, and frequent Holland St collaborators Erin Hutchinson (Point & Shoot, Dr Felicity Rickshaw’s Celebrity Sex Party) and Ann-Marie Biagioni (F*@k Decaf, The Jones/Woods Holiday Special). Holland St Productions has developed a reputation over the last few years for offering Perth audiences dynamic, outlandish musical productions with a sharp satiric edge, praised for their nimble wit, playful tone, risqué humour and inventive use of audio-visual content. As well as winning the top Martin Sims Award in 2014, Holland St is also a three-time recipient of the Fringe World Theatre Award, as well as various other accolades throughout Australia and the world.
An Extraordinary Tale will play in Fringe World’s De Parel Spiegeltent on February 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th at 3.00pm.
When?Saturday, February 11 – Sunday, February 19
Where?De Parel Spiegeltent
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth, Western Australia