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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Theatre, Musicals Southbank Theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company) , Southbank Monday November 18 2019 - Saturday December 28 2019
Caroline O'Connor in Kiss of the Spider Woman
Photograph: Justin Ridler

Time Out says

Caroline O'Connor stars in this dark and provocative musical for MTC

This musical from Kander and Ebb (the songwriting team behind Cabaret and Chicago) has never before had a professional mainstage production in Australia. Melbourne Theatre Company's artistic director Brett Sheehy says he’s reversing that “unconscionable neglect” with this new production starring Australia’s own Broadway and West End star (she played the leading role in Chicago on Broadway), Caroline O’Connor.

It’s based on Manuel Puig’s 1976 novel set inside a South American prison where two men are sharing a cell. One is a Marxist revolutionary, and the other is a gay window dresser who escapes into a fantasy world of movies starring the fabulous diva Aurora. That’s where O’Connor comes in.

The cast also includes Adam Jon Fiorentino, Natalie Gamsu, and Bert LaBonté (The Book of Mormon). Helpmann Award-winner and musical theatre dynamo Dean Bryant directs.


Venue name: Southbank Theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company)
Address: 140 Southbank Blvd
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street

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