Inviting audiences into the little known, tumultuous personal life of iconic physicist Albert Einstein, Einstein: Master of the Universe is a compelling new Australian musical by writer and lyricist Jess Newman at Theatre Works from 30 June 2016.
Classified as the worst student in his graduating class, Einstein’s determination and obsession with physics is essentially his making, and his undoing. Blessed with a great mind and an insatiable enthusiasm for questioning everything, is the price he pays too dear on his pursuit to understand how our universe works?
“Everywhere I looked I saw his face and his theory. He’s still such an icon but so few people know the amazing story, and the man behind the icon,” says writer Jess Newman. “Einstein’s ideas and emotional life are too large to be set only to words. The moment I started to discover his surprising story, I heard music.”
Featuring live, animated projections by local Animation Artist and Gamer Jack Crosby, Einstein: Master of the Universe is a biomusical that will employ new media techniques with its staging. It will take audiences through shifting locations with a design reminiscent of an animated notebook, mirroring the never ending machinations of Einstein’s brain.
Featuring an ambitious score of original songs and performed by a cast of some of theatre’s brightest young talent, Einstein: Master of the Universe promises to be a dynamic new piece of theatre, examining the fame, the fortune, the loves of his life… and the loss of them. A unique premiere season not to be missed!
Director: Daniel Czech Featuring: Scott Mackenzie, Jessica Condon, Stephanie Adams, Lachlan Hewson, Josiah Lulham, Daniel Cosgrove, Jordon Mahar, Mitchell Roberts, James Leone, Alice Batt, Darcey Eagle, Kaori Maeda-Judge Assistant Director / Choreographer: Nicholas Kyriacou Musical Director: Taylen Furness Set Design: Robert Smith Scenic Projection Art / Animation: Jack Crosby Lighting Design: Nick Glenn Costume Design: Lucy Wilkins Music, Book and Lyrics: Jess Newman
Einstein: Master of the Universe
Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St. Kilda
Season: 30 June – 10 July 2016
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at: www.theatreworks.org.au
For more information, visit: www.einsteinthemusical.org for details.
Image: Scott Mackenzie features as Albert Einstein in Einstein: Master of the Universe – photo by Sarah Walker