Trip to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre
With so many things to see and do in Melbourne, it’s very difficult to decide what to spend your time and money on. Lately, Melbournians have been hearing a lot about the new musical “come from Away” but does it live up to the hype? My Silver Service took a trip to the comedy Theatre to find out.
“Come from Away,” tells the story of the small Canadian, who took in 7000 of the stranded travelers blocked from American airspace following the 9/11 attacks. The Melbourne production first displays in July and has (so far) been met with almost unanimous praise from critics audiences.
“It’s refreshing to encounter a production so positive in the face of terror”.
One outlier, Guardian critic Micheal Billington, has remarked that the musical is somewhat “relentless” in its niceness. Indeed, it should be acknowledged that come from Away’s portrayal of the cultural describe experienced by an Egyptian passenger does feel quite limited, and it is maybe too friendly to the white characters connected. Having said that, it’s refreshing to encounter a production so positive in the face of terror. Come from Away is an emotional palate-cleanser in an era of constant bad news, and it’s difficult not to enjoy yourself through all the foot dancing and impressively exact Newfoundland underline.
The actions of the real people involved are genuinely moving, and the cast throws themselves into the musical with dressing. There’s nothing particularly new in the music (although the band is fantastic), staging, or style of the production, but it’s all pulled off with such passion that you can’t help but enjoy the ride. This is a show for the whole family.
A few tips:-
The bathrooms at the Comedy Theatre are small, and there’s no pause. Go before you get there, Secondly, you don’t want to be late for this one. The Comedy Theatre has locked out times, meaning if you’re late, you’re not there come on time, and then you miss your shows. Make sure you make curtain call by pre-booking your cab with My Silver Service App.