With the stage production set to begin at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne starting December 15 2015, the Australian cast of Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical has today been confirmed. This announcement was made at the Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowel, the scene of The Seekers’ concert in 1967 which drew in a mammoth crowd of more than 200,000 people. Members of The Seekers were in attendance at the announcement event.
Taking the role of The Seekers lead singer Judith Durham is Pippa Grandison. Joining Pippa as her band mates and fellow vocalists will be Phillip Lowe as Keith Potger, Mike McLeish as Bruce Woodley and Glaston Toft as Athol Guy. The quartet will be joined by Ian Stenlake as The Seekers’ tour manager John Ashby and Adam Murphy as narrator Ron Edgeworth.
Behind the scenes, this brand new production is being produced by Richard East and Dennis Smith, with direction by Gary Young and musical supervision by Stephen Amos. The musical itself has been written by Patrick Edgeworth, with script consultant Graham Simpson.
After being launched today by Lord Mayor of Melbourne Robert Doyle, Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical will hold its world premiere / opening night on Tuesday December 22nd 2015 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. Previews for the show however will begin on December 15 2015. In total, the show will run for a strictly limited season of fourteen weeks, with tickets going on sale this Thursday through Ticketek. This will be followed by a 9-week season at the State Theatre in Sydney beginning April 2016. No additional seasons have been announced as of this post.
About Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical
Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical spans the decades from selling millions of records and topping the charts around the world, breaking up in 1968 and eventually reuniting in 1993, when they reformed for their ‘25 Year Silver Jubilee Reunion Celebration’ tour, and to a sold-out UK tour last year for their 50th anniversary ‘Golden Jubilee’ tour (including two capacity concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall) – and as of today, almost 14 million YouTube views of their classic I’ll Never Find Another You footage from 1968.