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Sydney Writers' Festival

Musical Fictions

When

Thursday 19 May from 6pm to 7:15pm

Cost

Premium: $50Adult: $45Concession: $40

If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that a great novel is a spectacular foundation for a musical extravaganza. Oliver! Matilda! Les Miserables! Mary Poppins!

Sadly, not every beloved story becomes a famous musical. The path from page to stage is a rocky one, and many grandly ambitious adaptations have fallen by the wayside.

Do you remember Casey Bennetto’s funk opus MOCKINGBIRD! and its breakout hit "My Name Is Boo"? Of course you don’t. But Casey does. Join him and some of Australia's finest songwriters as they premiere lost songs from the greatest literary adaptations you've never heard – brought back to life by our wondrous in-house troupe of musical theatre professionals.

Musical Fictions. Tap your toes to some classic prose.

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