The Heartbreak Choir at MTC
If you caught The Architect in 2018, you’d know that the award-winning playwright Aidan Fennessy had a particular flair for writing empathetic, humorous works for theatre. Four years later, his final play The Heartbreak Choir, is a warm-hearted hug of a play that will make you want to sing out loud.
Directed by Peter Houghton (who also directed The Architect), The Heartbreak Choir is set in an old CFA hall on the outskirts of town. Aseni, Barbara, Mack, Savannah and Totty have defected from their original choir in favour of setting up their own, with new recruit Peter along for the ride. All they need to do is right their past wrongs and find the perfect song. Should be easy, right?
What ensues is a joyful, musical snapshot of a devastated community rebuilding through song. With an all-star cast including Maude Davey (The Newsreader), Carita Farrer Spencer (Ladies in Black), Ratidzo Mambo (Escape from Pretoria), William McInnes (An Ideal Husband), Emily Milledge (The House of Bernarda Alba), Louise Siversen (Noises Off) and Julian Weeks (Savage River), The Heartbreak Choir promises to be an emotional ride.
Opening on Anzac Day and running until Saturday May 28, the run of shows will also feature two Q&A Forum Nights with the cast and creative team on Monday May 2 and Monday May 9.
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