Shane Warne The Musical.

Book, Lyrics and Music by

"Eddie Perfect's oh-so-clever-song book with songs ranging from soul and rock to Bollywood and R & B  is.. incredible." The Age. ( 4 Stars)

"Full of witty lyrics and great melodies." Stage Whispers.

"Entertainingly depicts the King of Spin with admiration and wry humour." Herald-Sun. 

A wild, funny and outrageous musical romp through the life and times of one of the world's greatest cricketers.

Tracing his story from a teenager to international spin sensation to scandal after scandal, then his unlikely romance with Liz Hurley.

First staged in 2009 under the direction of Neil Armfield and then a further triumphant season under the direction of Simon Phillips in 2013.

It has a sparkling orchestration commissioned by the Adelaide cabaret festival.

Order a perusal and you can keep the sensational double CD cast album.

Click on the sample music tab to hear five songs by Eddie Perfect, Lisa McCune, Amy Lehpammer, Verity Hunt-Ballard and Christie Whelan-Browne.

Photos

Shane Warne meets Eddie Perfect on stage.
From the Hamer Hall Production.

Plot / Synopsis

Act One:

Begins with (The Tale of Warne ) an all-Australian hero who held the hopes of a nation in the palm of his right hand.

As a teenager he's urged to ( Run ) in training for a failed Aussie Rules career and later as a pizza delivery boy.

His talent as a cricketer is spotted by  The Australian Institute of Spots A.I.S (That's how you spell success)  where he is drilled in batting, fielding and catching.

However his attitude to training is a little unprofessional due in part to his love of beer (We're Going There) and gambling which 

prompts his mentor to warn him against ( Pissing it All Away ).

Young Shane finally gets into fitness ( Training montage ) which segues into an awesome power ballad ( Hollywood ) about

Australian and international heroes. 

Now in the Australian Test team in England for the Ashes he dazzles the cricketing world with ( That Ball ). 

After the unforgettable dismissal of England's captain the whole world is ( Payin Attention Now ). 

In 1992 at a charity golf event Shane meets his wife-to-be Simone and predicts that one day she will be ( Dancing with the stars ).

But soon ( The Away Game ) begins. On tour Shane is "a lone rooster cruising a farm of free-range chickens "

and he becomes embroiled in an Indian betting scandal ( My name is John ).

 

ACT TWO:

One scandal follows another. The Aussie cricketers on-field sledging ( We Never Cross the Line), 

Warne's  indiscreet text messages ( What An S-M- S Mess I'm in ) and a tryst with a nurse ( Donna Wright ) leave his wife Simone 

struggling to understand him ( Is the Sun the Moon? ). 

His coach Terry Jenner works to lift his spirits ( Pick Up Shane ). Then in ( Shine Like Shane ) he admits to have made some wrong decisions 

but won't apologise to the public for not conforming.

Simone laments the lies ( What About that ). 

Shane dives back into the battle for ( The Ashes ), on and off the field his job is to ( Spin, spin, spin ). 

Shane retires and meets Elizabeth Hurley ( It's Love ). 

Together they set the world on fire and celebrate their bliss with a reprise of ( Dancing with the stars ). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast

There are 42 characters and chorus. This is a mixture of major and minor roles both male and female.

The minimum requirement with doubling is a cast of 9.

 CHARACTER BREAKDOWN ACT ONE.

Broken down in order of appearance.
JUNIOR EXEC-
SHANE-
TONY-
SENIOR EXEC-
GARRY COLLINGS-
SQUIRTER-
PIZZA HUT SUPERVISOR-
BRIGITTE-
JACK POTTER-
JONESY-
TERRY JENNER
RECRUIT #2
RECRUIT #3
MARK WAUGH
CRICKETER #2
CRICKETER #3
CROUPIER
INDIAN JOHN
FEMALE JOURNO
SLATER
SIMONE
 
 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN ACT TWO
RANATUNGA
PLAYER #1
MARK TAYLOR
STEVE WAUGH
FEMALE REPORTER
SUPERMARKET VO
PLAYER'S WIFE
MALCOLM SPEED
ACA REPORTER
FLOOR MANAGER
MARKETING MANAGER #2
MARKETING MANAGER #1
BRAND MANAGER #1
BRAND MANAGER #2
BRAND MANAGER #3
ELIZABETH HURLEY
REPORTER #1
REPORTER #2
REPORTER #3
CATY PRICE
 
 

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Instrumentation / Rentals

This musical has a magnificent score commissioned by the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2013.

The parts are Bass, Cello. Drums, Guitar, Horn in F, Oboe, Percussion 1,2,3, Piano, Reed 2 ( Alto Sax and Flute), Reed 3 ( Tenor Sax and Clarinet ), Reed 4 ( Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet ), Trombone. Trumpet 1, 2, Viola, Violin 1, Violin 2.

A smaller set is also expected to be developed in 2015.

Production Costs

16% of Box Office Gross.