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I am very happy to be Followspot Operator for KIN Collective’s upcoming satirical musical, Gaga & Assange.
August 23 – 24
The Guild Theatre, Melbourne University
Lady Gaga is afraid. After accidently giving an STD to the world’s most famous hacker, Julian Assange, she thinks he might vengefully leak the sex tapes. To make amends, she turns up unannounced to the Ecuadorian Embassy with a plan, a plan to help him escape. But Julian doesn’t want a bar of it, not even a swath of her best europop anthems will ease his hurt. But as she refuses to leave and he can’t, deadlock ensues. What follows is a romp of epic pure-pop proportions. And when egos clash so do dogmas. The result: pandemonium.
Gaga and Assange is a new play with songs by William Hannagan, acclaimed writer of HouseWarming (**** The Age) and Until Tomorrow (**** Theatre People), and will be performed as part of Mudfest 2013. The play is a hypothetical romp laced with club hits, Europop anthems and moving piano ballads in the style of Mother Monster herself, drawing on themes of hypocrisy, tolerance, censorship and the cult of celebrity, all the while holding its tongue firmly in its cheek.
Featuring the incomparable Laura Raiti as Lady Gaga and the devilish Christopher Runciman as Julian Assange.
Gaga’s Dancers: Loretta Morrison, Erin Luisa
Book, music and lyrics: William Hannagan
Co-directors: Jeremy Russo, William Hannagan
Choreographer: Charlotte Tooke
Production Manager: Jeremy Russo
Stage Manager: Chenez Dyer Bray
Assistant Stage Manager: Corey Koeleman
Costume Designers: Hannah Cantwell, Sabella Dsouza, Sooah Jee
Set Designer: Julian Bettoli
Assistant Set Designer: Ariana Starr
Lighting Designer: Will Pennington
With all original tracks produced by Thomas Honey Hanning
Friday August 23, 8pm
Saturday August 24, 2pm
Saturday August 24, 6pm
To purchase tickets, please click here.
Presented by the KIN CoLaboratory, our Melbourne Uni Student Arm as part of MUD FEST 2013 with assistance from the University of Melbourne Theatre Board Theatre Board.