Lane Cove Theatre Company Debuts an Original Musical – Vicki

Lane Cove Theatre Company kicks off 2018 with an original, new, Australian musical play: VICKI.

The work of local Lane Cove writer/composer Rodney Ivan Stewart (Devil May Care, Melody), VICKI is a tale of four survivors of a nuclear attack: a poet, a painter, a scientist and a robot.

During three weeks of zany, serious and amusing life together in a nuclear fall-out shelter, they discuss art, science, logic, love, lust, feelings, reason – and, yes, a nuclear explosion!

Vicki is directed by long-time Drummoyne actor-director Shane Bates (Genesian, Phoenix Theatre companies) with musical direction from Vincent Fortado.

Described by Bates as “a light-hearted look at a serious subject”, she has watched Vicki’s development since the 1970s.

“It’s a fun script and we’ve hugely enjoyed developing the characters.
What has interested me most though about this production is not only Rod’s delightful but sometimes sad melodies, but just how topical Vicki is to today’s audience.”

“Initially written when the world came very close to a nuclear holocaust with the Bay of Pigs Cuban missile crisis,it seems incredible that today we still face a similar threat from North Korea.”

“And, of course, while robots were thought ‘futuristic’ back in the ‘70s,
we now know that Japan has recently developed its first genuinely humanoid robot!”

This very funny, melodic and entertaining tale is performed over just three performances in February. Don’t miss it!

Lane Cove Theatre Company 

Vicki by Rodney Ivan Stewart, directed by Shane Bates
Friday 23 and Saturday 24 February 7.30pm and Sunday 25 Feb 2pm
The Performance Space, St Aidan’s 1 Christina St Longueville.
Tickets: $27/$22 conc.

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