Production programmes are now just $2 and are available for purchase in the theatre foyers. You can also download a copy of the show programme for Vivid White before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – ranging from interviews to podcasts – can be found throughout the season here at mtc.com.au/backstage.
Vivid White is a production that brings with it palpable excitement. For us at MTC, it’s a work that pushes us creatively and technically, and for audiences it promises an experience unlike anything you’ve seen on our stages this year.
In 2013 we presented Eddie Perfect’s first play, The Beast, which blew Melbourne away with its bold comedy and on-the-pulse commentary of middle class aspirations. This new MTC commission, supported by the Clemenger Trust and directed by our Associate Director Dean Bryant, pushes conventions a little further with the welcome addition of satirical songs and an entirely unique take on the real estate market in Australia.
The chorus you’ll see throughout the show is comprised of second year Music Theatre students from the Victorian College of the Arts, who join the production thanks to a new partnership established especially for this show. We’re passionate about supporting students in their pursuit of careers in creative industries and are delighted to be providing them with this opportunity. Not only do the students gain experience in a professional setting but, better still, their involvement is part of their coursework and end-of-year assessment.
This show is full to the brim with Eddie’s signature comedy and graced with a cast and creative team so talented they’re in a league of their own. I can’t think of a better way to see out Season 2017.
Thank you for joining us for another wonderful year at MTC and tirelessly supporting our work and our artists. It’s always a pleasure to have your company on our theatrical adventures and we can’t wait to do it all again in 2018.
See you on the other side.
Brett Sheehy AO
Vivid White plays at Southbank Theatre from 18 November.