Mamma Mia, Relative Merits, plus Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Cloc Musical Theatre were fortunate enough to acquire the amateur theatre rights to produce MAMMA MIA. Matt Jakowenko and Mitchell Groves were in the Cabaret Room to talk about the production, the cast, audition process and the small freedoms available to amateur production houses.

After a stint at Kings Cross Sydney, RELATIVE MERITS is showing for the first time in Melbourne. Barry Lowe’s classic play is a moving and humorous story of a gay footballer and the sudden arrival of his naive and homophobic younger brother. Samuel Welsh talks about the show and the importance of providing a performance that is true to experience.


Darren attended the media call for the premier of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and spoke to some of the show’s cast, Elijah Slavinskis (one of five boys who play Charlie), Paul Slade Smith (Willie Wonka), Lucy Maunder (Mrs Bucket), and Tony Sheldon (Grandpa Joe). On the Opening Night red carpet Darren then caught up with two well-known names in the Australian musical industry, Natalie O’Donnell and Adam Fiorentino.

Music in this episode includes: I’ll make a man of of you (Donny Osmond from Mulan movie), Dancing Queen (Caroline O’Connor from Mamma Mia), Hot Patootie (Lea Delaria from Rocky Horror Show), and More of Him to Love (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).