Julia Robertson (book, Lyrics, director and choreographer) and Zara Stanton (music director and orchestrator) have adapted Fritz Lang’s 1927 science fiction film Metropolis in a brand new Australian production. The story presents a futuristic city where an exploited class of labourers lives beneath a beautiful and cultured world on the surface. The story is considered one of the most influential of all time and examines topics such as faith, progress, capitalism, mass production and class divide. The exciting offering comes to town courtesy of Little Eggs Collective in association with Hayes Theatre Co and it’s an all-Australian show that packs a punch.
Metropolis, Hayes Theatre Co.
The musical features a strong Australian cast that includes Joshua Robson (Phantom of the Opera), Shannen Alyce Quan (SIX), Tony Cogin(A Broadcast Coup), Jim Williams (Bonnie and Clyde) and many more.
“Sometimes being shown the extremes of society can expose that those extremes are not as far away as we think. A city run by an oppressive tech giant? That doesn’t feel too far off to me,” Julia Robertson, writer and director of Metropolis said.
If set design and music are just as important to you as the performances, you won’t be disappointed. Soulful music, choreography (and robots) are all part of the unique theatre experience.
Metropolis is playing now at Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point. Get more information and grab your tickets here.