When Rolling Thunder Vietnam debuted last year it earned standing ovations at every performance from audiences and critics alike.
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In the return season of sensational Australian production Rolling Thunder Vietnam, Australian Idol winner Wes Carr will perform alongside Ben Mingay who is soon to star in Mel Gibson’s film Hacksaw Ridge and Tom Oliver returns as the Australian digger. Amongst the talented cast include rising young Australian singer/actor Kirby Lunn and Caitlin Spears.
‘A musical and dramatic triumph’ – Herald Sun
Under the musical direction of Chong Lim (John Farnham Band, Dancing with the stars), Rolling Thunder Vietnam is a powerful and insightful stage show which draws audiences inside the lives of men on the battlefront of the Vietnam War and explores themes of combat, conscription, protest and finally the return home.
The soul-stirring production includes many of the greatest rock songs ever written and produced, including classics by Steppenwolf, Joe Cocker, Buffalo Springfield, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Gladys Knight, Billy Thorpe and Paul Simon.
‘An absolutely rocking piece of theatre’ – Sunday Times
The “songs that defined a generation” include Fortunate Son, All Along the Watchtower, The Letter, What’s Going On, Born to be Wild, Killing Me Softly With His Song, WAR, Magic Carpet Ride, Help Me Make it Through the Night and Bridge Over Troubled Water.
‘Electrifying … the show reaches deep into the soul’ – ABC Radio
This dynamic concert drama will tour nationally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.
Melbourne: Palais Theatre, Saturday 23 July at 2pm and 7.30pm
Sydney: State Theatre, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July on evenings 7.30pm | Sat 2pm
Wollongong: WIN Entertainment Centre, Tuesday 2 August at 7.30pm
Gold Coast: Jupiters Theatre, Jupiters Hotel & Casino Gold Coast, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August on evenings 7.30pm | Sat 2pm
Canberra: Canberra Theatre, Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 August on evenings 7.30pm
Newcastle: Civic Theatre Newcastle, Saturday 13 August at 2pm and 7.30pm
Perth: Crown Theatre Perth, Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 August on evenings 7.30pm | Sat 2pm
Visit rollingthundervietnam.com to purchase tickets.
Listen to Alan Jones interview the managing director of Rolling Thunder Vietnam, Rebecca Blake
(Images from the 2014 production © Blake Entertainment)
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