Friday, May 17, 2013

Magnormos: Taking 'Flowerchildren' to the Comedy

'Flowerchildren' cast in full flight
Listening to the voice bubbling through the phone receiver, it’s clear Margaret Fisk is an enthusiast. And why wouldn’t she be? As producer at Magnormos’, she has been with Flower Children since its workshop phase, and for its world premiere season at Theatre Works in August 2011. Now the show is set to reopen in Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre.

Written by AFI award winner Peter Fitzpatrick, Flower Children is a musical about late sixties band sensation The Mamas and The Papas. As a child Margaret Fisk was a fan, but she knew nothing of their turbulent off-stage lives, the group’s debilitating love-triangle, or the drugs, sex, deceit, alcoholism, and chronic over-eating which plagued the stars. Continue reading the full article published by Stage Whispers here.

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