Within the cluttered walls of Championship Vinyl, Rob re-evaluates his past relationships as he and his pathetic colleagues attempt to navigate life guided by the music they so love. Born from Nick Hornby’s novel, High Fidelity presents a pointedly observed commentary on love, loss and the male condition at Chapel off Chapel from 11 September.
Rob is the owner of the record store, where he sells music the old-fashioned way – on vinyl. He’s a self-professed music junkie who spends his days at the store with his two employees, Dick and Barry. Although they have an encyclopaedic knowledge of music and are consumed with the music scene, it’s of no use to Rob, whose needle skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend, Laura, walks out on him.
Although the split does not make his list of top-five breakups, as he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood.
Pursued By Bear was started in 2011 as an alternative avenue to theatre in Melbourne. After the explosive first season of Next to Normal, the Company will continue to deliver innovative theatre, while also maintaining the community spirit and limitless ingenuity of an independent production.
Director: David Ward Cast: Russell Leonard, Scott Mackenzie, Liam O’Byrne, Jason Bentley, Simone van Vugt, Lisa Woodbrook, Anisha Senaratne, Alexia Brinsley, Becky Rhodes, Louise Cumming, Morgan Heynes, Caitlin Mathieson, Caleb Jago-Ward, Thomas Russell, Kai Mann-Robertson, Ben Chisholm
Musical Director: Frankie Ross Assistant Director: Ketura Budd Producer / Technical Director: Kyle Smith Producer / Stage Manager: Natasha Milton Production Designer: Sarah Tulloch Costume Designer: Jaz Tweeddale Vocal Coach: Mark Wong Music: Tom Kitt Lyrics: Amanda Green Book: David Lindsay-Abaire
High Fidelity – The Musical
Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 11 – 21 September 2014
Bookings: (03) 8290 7000 or online at: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au
For more information, visit: www.pursuedbybear.com.au for details.
Image: courtesy of Pursued By Bear