About Muriel's Wedding The Musical

Undateable. Unemployable. Unstoppable.

Muriel Heslop is back! In this highly-anticipated world premiere, the iconic Australian film is set to become an equally iconic laugh-out-loud musical. 

Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the white dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted – a man, a fortune and a million Twitter followers. That’s when things start to go really wrong. 

The film’s original writer-director PJ Hogan has updated his screenplay into a dazzling new stage show, bringing the story into the present but keeping all the irreverence and naughtiness of the film along with its dark edge. 

There will, of course, be a bunch of the beloved ABBA hits that so beautifully embody Muriel’s hopes and dreams, as well as an incredible soundtrack of addictive new songs.

Director Simon Phillips (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) leads a stellar creative team, with eye-popping sets and costumes from Gabriela Tylesova (Love Never Dies) and original music by award-winning singer-songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall. With a big cast and a live band, this will be the theatre event of the year.

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Content warning: This production includes strong language, sexual references and adult themes including suicide. Parental discretion advised. Please get in touch with us if you have any queries.

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Meet Your Muriel – Maggie McKenna

After an exhaustive search, we found the perfect person to play the lead role in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical.

We found our Rhonda

Madeleine Jones will play the role of Muriel’s best friend Rhonda.

Sweet on Bill Heslop

Gary Sweet will play Muriel's father, Bill "The Battler" Heslop.

News: casting announcement

Find out who will be performing in Muriel's Wedding the Musical.

Podcast: Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips, one of Australia's top stage directors, joins us to discuss his work on bringing Muriel's Wedding the Musical to the stage.

Podcast: PJ Hogan

In this episode of our podcast, we sit down over lunch with PJ Hogan, writer and director of the film Muriel's Wedding.

Photo Gallery: Justine Clarke

Justine Clarke is playing Muriel’s mum, Betty Heslop. We take a look back at Justine’s time with us at STC.

Podcast: Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall

Chatting about how they got the gig, writing the songs that bring the iconic characters to life, and how they juggle work with their busy family life.


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Creative Team

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We are thrilled to bits that Maggie McKenna will make her professional stage debut as the lovable loser Muriel Heslop and Madeleine Jones will play the role of her best friend Rhonda in Muriel's Wedding The Musical.

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Your Visit

Muriel’s Wedding the Musical is playing at Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay, located in Sydney. Everything you need to know to have a great night can be found here. Information on how to get here, nearby dining, public transport and parking and other points of interest.

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