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We've all got our reasons to run

The critically acclaimed Fugitive Songs is an innovative song cycle which spotlights people on the run.

Written by award-winning songwriters Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen and proudly presented by the SONDER Theatre Company, the Australian premiere of Fugitive Songs comes to Chapel Off Chapel from August 29 for a limited season. Tickets are now on sale.

Lachlan Hamill as Gavin
Luisa Scrofani as Barrett

A 19-song journey, Fugitive Songs seamlessly blends traditional folk music with contemporary pop and gospel, creating a new sound for a restless generation.

The exceptional material captures each character's 'reason to run.' From a disgruntled Subway sandwich employee and a jilted ex-cheerleader to a pair of Patty Hearst fanatics and a stoner forced to rob a convenience store against his will and many others.

Jessica Papst as Alysha
Bailey Dunnage as Matt

Directed by Dirk Hoult (We Were There, One in Seven, Oprahfication) and musically directed by Caleb Garfinkel (The Colour Purple, Spring Awakening, The Great Southern Band), Fugitive Songs is highlighted with an eclectic score and thought-provoking lyrics which explore the human condition.

The talented cast includes recent WAAPA graduate Bailey Dunnage as Matt, Jessica Papst (Carole King - The Songbook Of Her Life, Great Southern Band) as Alysha, Luisa Scrofani (In The Heights, Motor-Mouth Loves Suck-Face) as Barrett, Lachlan Hamill (Motor- Mouth Loves Suck-Face, The White Mouse) as Gavin, Saxon Gray (Hotel Sorrento, Moonlite) as Joshua and newcomer Anna Wilshire as Karen.

Anna Wilshire as Karen
Saxon Gray as Joshua

Tickets are now on sale for Fugitive Songs at Chapel Off Chapel. The season will run from 29 August 2018 to 2 September 2018, with performances Wednesday to Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Secure your tickets today at Tickets are priced $40 Full or $37 Concession. Use the discount code 'GREYHOUND' and pay only $35 per ticket (valid until Monday 20th August at midnight).

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A powerful yearning weaves through the tunes that make up Fugitive Songs, a song cycle tailored to anyone who has ever thought of shucking his job, his mate or his life to start anew.


"Fugitive Songs is a fluid song cycle that centers on the theme of flight: specifically, running away from home, from lovers, from troubles, from whatever. The show,
therefore, has a picaresque quality akin to a modern musical rendition of Jack Kerouac's On the Road

- Talkin' Broadway, The Siegel Column

Photo Credit: Elissa Simone and Larry Chew

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When: August 29 - September 2
Wednesday to Saturday - 7.30pm Sunday - 2pm
Where: Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
Cost: $37- $40
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