The future is looking bright for the stages of Sydney — there are musicals and concerts popping up all over the place, notably: Hairspray The Musical, Fridayz Live featuring Akon, TLC, and Macklemore (to name a few), and good old Ed Sheeran who’s comin’ down early next year. Joining the line-up of funky things to do and see is the acclaimed rock drama, Rolling Thunder Vietnam.
Written by Bryce Hallett, directed by David Berthold, and music arrangement Chong Lim AM, the Rolling Thunder Vietnam is a certified emotion-provoking production. It combines great rock classics of the 60s and 70s, uses captivating video footage across four gigantic screens, and displays heartfelt storytelling inspired by interviews with Vietnam War veterans and actual letters. At the production’s heart is a love story of courage, longing and resilience.
The Rolling Thunder Vietnam production will belt out timeless and unforgettable rock songs, including classics by Steppenwolf, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Gladys Knight, Billy Thorpe, and Paul Simon – it’ll be hard not to tap your feet or hum along, to say the least.
The tour plays Gold Coast, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Caloundra, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Perth, Adelaide, Frankston and Melbourne — tour dates for the main Australian cities are as follows.
Australia tour dates:
- The Star Theatre, Gold Coast – 15 April 2023
- QPAC, Brisbane – 21/22 April 2023
- Perth Concert Hall, Perth – 19/20 May 2023
- Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide – 26/27 May 2023
- State Theatre, Sydney – 2/3 June 2023
- Palais Theatre, Melbourne – 10 June 2023
Check out Rolling Thunder Vietnam’s website for the tour dates of smaller cities and towns across Australia.
Rolling Thunder Vietnam producer, Rebecca Blake shares, “The show has earned rave reviews as ‘an electrifying tour de force’ that ‘reaches deep into the soul’. It connects to a broad audience, not only because of its brilliant songs but because it has so much humanity and heart.”
While former Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson says, “The show is magnificent. A story of courage, endurance and love. If you see one show this year, this is the one to experience; you will be entertained, inspired, you will cry, but you will definitely want to see it again and again.”
The 2023 tour of Rolling Thunder Vietnam will also be supporting Soldier On – a not-for-profit organisation providing integrated and holistic support services to Australia’s Defence personnel, contemporary veterans and their families; who are said to rave about the show!
Pre-sale tickets are available now, while all ticket sales will open on Monday 15 August – grab them while they’re hot using the link below.