Muriel Returns to Sydney

The 2019 Australian Cast of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical. All photos by Jeff Busby

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical Sydney Season Opens July 4

10 Weeks Only at Lyric Theatre

The highly acclaimed Australian musical produced by Global Creatures, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, commences in Sydney in June at the Lyric Theatre with previews from June 28 and opening night on July 4. The show returns to Sydney for a strictly limited 10 week season. it will then proceed to Brisbane.

Muriels WeddingThe show recently finished the opening Melbourne season at Her Majesty’s Theatre where it received rapturous reviews and was hailed a smash hit.

Muriel’s Wedding returns to Sydney with new cast members, with Natalie Abbott playing the much-loved lead role of Muriel Heslop.  The Herald Sun said “Natalie Abbott is radiant as Muriel. And her grinning enthusiasm is utterly infectious”.  The role of Muriel’s best friend Rhonda is played by Stefanie Jones (Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Dreamlover, Once The Musical) who also received accolades for her performance, with the Herald Sun saying “Stefanie Jones is an intense and vivid presence”.

The cast also includes David James (The Boy From Oz, The Sound of Music) as Bill Heslop, Pippa Grandison (Mary Poppins, We Will Rock You) as Betty Heslop, Jacob Warner ( The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet) as Perry Heslop, Caleb Vines (The Wizard of Oz, How To Train Your Dragon) as Malcolm Heslop and Manon Gunderson-Briggs (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) as Joanie Heslop. Christie Whelan Browne (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) plays the role of Tania Degano, Imogen Moore (Oklahoma!, Anything Goes) as Janine Nuttall and Catty Hamilton (MAMMA MIA!) as Cheryl Moochmore.  Jaime Hadwen(Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) plays Agnetha Fältskog with Laura Bunting (Wicked, Mary Poppins) playing Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Maxwell Simon (Green Day’s American Idiot, The Boy From Oz) as Björn Ulvaeus and Evan Lever (Anything Goes, La Cage Aux Folles) as Benny Andersson.

Chelsea Plumley (Sunset Boulevard, Grease) plays the role of Deidre Chambers, Brice Nobes is played by Jarrod Griffiths (professional debut) with Stephen Madsen (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) as Alexander Shkuratov, Dave Eastgate (Doctor Doctor, Open Slather) as Ken Blundell and Kenneth Moraleda (Muriel’s Wedding The Musical original Sydney season) as Charlie Chan.

The stellar creative team behind the critically acclaimed production is led by award winning theatre director Simon Phillips, set and costume designer Gabriela Tylesova, choreographer Andrew Hallsworth, lighting designer Trent Suidgeest, sound designer Michael Waters, music supervisor, orchestrations, arrangements and additional music by Isaac Hayward and musical director Daniel Puckey.

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is a theatrical version of PJ Hogan’s iconic hit film, updated to today by the writer himself with music and lyrics by Australian award winning songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall with additional songs by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Stig Anderson written for ABBA.

This new Australian musical has won 5 Helpmann Awards, 7 Sydney Theatre Awards, an Awgie Award, the 2018 David Williamson Prize and an ARIA Award Nomination since its world premiere in Sydney in November 2017.

Muriel’s Wedding The Musical Original Cast Recording is available now, check this link HERE for retailers and streaming information.


SYDNEYSydney Lyric Theatre
Previews from June 28
Opening night July 4

BRISBANE – Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Previews from September 19
Opening night September 21