What do you get when you mix Shakespeare's Hamlet, E.M Foster's novel Maurice and an original musical score? A modern Edwardian Musical of Murder and Mystery of course.
Look no further than the world premiere of Beyond Desire playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday 21 November to Saturday 13 December 2014.
With a star studded line up of Australia's leading musical theatre artists, Blake Bowden South Pacific, Mario, David BultersMuch Ado About Nothing, South Pacific, Tony Cogin Billy Elliott, Dr Zhivago, Chloe Dallimore The Producers, The Addams Family, Ross Hannaford King Kong, A Chorus Line, Nancye Hayes Sweeney Todd, Chicago, Annie, one of Australian musical theatre's true triple threats, Phillip Lowe Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mary Poppins and Christy Sullivan Spring Awakening, The Mousetrap.
Beyond Desire cast
The scene is set in 1910, a young university graduate Anthony is seeing the sights of Italy when he receives a sudden telegram from his mother. On his return to England, Anthony learns of his father's death in a London hotel. Not satisfied with the police investigation, Anthony delves deeper into the mystery of his father's death. With the help of his college friend James, they unravel the threads to a discovery that embroils the whole family and household in a 'hold on to your seats' story of passion, jealousy, love and deception.
Channelling the period dramas such as Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, A Place to Call Home and Mr Selfridge, you can easily escape into a place in time with all its evocative sensual yet modern storytelling.
Beyond Desire Musical
Beyond Desire is directed by British director Neil Rutherford, who is "thrilled to present the World Premiere of Beyond Desire at Hayes Theatre Co". Following several workshops and readings, Neil feels content that "all the right elements have aligned together; the most perfectly brilliant cast, an exciting new venue and a piece which finds itself having delicately matured over the years".
Book yourself a date with Beyond Desire and be enthralled.