David Bowie and Freddy Mercury fans unite this winter, when Bowie & Mercury Rising opens at Prahran's intimate theatre, Chapel off Chapel.
This theatrical experience celebrates the music and lives of UK performers David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, told through the eyes of a London actress who searches for hope after Bowie's death.
Bowie & Mercury Rising is the creation of renowned composer Warren Wills, who will open his new show in his hometown.
Bowie & Mercury Rising
For those who don't know, Warren Wills is an award-winning international composer, producer and musical director. He has worked on West End and Broadway shows for over three decades and boasts more than 50 productions to his name.
Wills returns to Chapel off Chapel with Bowie & Rising after his successful season of the musical hit Genesis to Broadway at the same Prahran theatre.
Wills wrote Bowie & Mercury Rising soon after Bowie's death in 2016. A year in the making, Bowie & Mercury Rising will see some of The Starman and Freddie's musical classics bought to stage in a new light. Hear much-loved songs Heroes, Space Oddity, Life on Mars, The Show Must Go On and We are the Champions amongst others, performed by Melbourne-based performer Thando Sikwila.
Despite only debuting in theatre professionally two years ago, Sikwila has already made her mark, performing in StageArt's Dreamgirls in 2015. The singer / songwriter also released her debut EP Digital Love Letters in 2016, and was touted as Melbourne's newest R&B star, performing sell-out shows at the Chapel off Chapel.
Thando Sikwila performing in Bowie & Mercury Rising
Joining Sikwila on stage in Bowie & Mercury Rising will be talented dancer Jessica Mortlock, and the award-winning musical director and composer himself; Warren Wills.
Together, the three theatrical stars bring their unique talents to Melbourne, in a show that is dedicated to the life and times of two of the UK's much loved musical icons.