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Viewed from above, a Black person lies down on a mattress, strumming on a guitar. Only the lower half of their body is visible. On the floor around them are various items: cables, a sound board, a trainer. The image looks a bit faded, as if it is an old photo.

Passing Strange

Book and Lyrics by Stew
Music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald
Created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen
Directed by Liesl Tommy

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

Previews: Tue 14 - Sat 18 May

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The European premiere of the Tony Award-winning rock musical, Passing Strange.

You know, it's weird when you wake up in the morning and realize that your entire adult life was based on a decision made by a teenager. A stoned teenager.

A young, Black musician sets out on an electrifying musical odyssey to find himself and his place in the world, swapping his middle-class L.A. upbringing for punk rock and protest in 1980s Amsterdam and Berlin.

Liesl Tommy (Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, Tony nominated Eclipsed) directs the European premiere of Passing Strange, with book and lyrics by Stew and music by Stew Stewart & Heidi Rodewald.

“A thrilling score in which rock, punk, funk and gospel conduct a revival meeting that blows the roof off” (Rolling Stone - Broadway, 2008)

"Its big heart throbs to the sound of electric guitars... Richer in wit, feeling and sheer personality than most of what is classified as musical theater" (New York Times - Broadway, 2008)

Design by Feast Creative.

Book and Lyrics by Stew 
Music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald
Directed by Liesl Tommy
Designer Ben Stones
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Sound Designer Tom Gibbons
Musical Supervisor Brandon Michael Nase
Musical Director Art Terry
Choreographer Dickson Mbi
Casting Director Heather Basten CDG
Voice and Dialect Coach Hazel Holder

Full casting to be announced.

BSL Performance: Thu 30 May, 7.30pm
Captioned Performances: Wed 5 Jun, 2.30pm & Thu 13 Jun, 7.30pm 
Relaxed Performances: Sat 8 Jun, 2.30pm & Thu 27 Jun, 7.30pm 
Sensory Adapted Performance: Tue 18 Jun, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performances: Sat 22 Jun, 2.30pm & Tue 25 Jun, 7.30pm. Free Touch Tours are available to book on these dates from 1pm for matinees and 6 pm for evening performances. 

Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies & Miranda Yates
Captioned by Miranda Yates
BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford

Access concession tickets and seats reserved for accessible performances are now available to book online. Click here for more information about booking access tickets online.

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