The iconic story of Ned Kelly is brought to life in this exhilarating new Australian musical. NED makes its Melbourne debut after a sell-out premiere season at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo.
The original cast reunites for a one night only concert at The National Theatre in St Kilda on 17 July 2017.
NED explores the extraordinary highs and devastating lows of Ned Kelly’s journey from local hero to felon to legend. Audiences will see themselves in the struggle of a poor family trying to make it through in a system that was stacked against them.
Adam Lyon (King Kong) has written a hauntingly beautiful score that captures the sounds of the bush, while the libretto has all the raucous humour, warmth and tragedy audiences expect from this iconic story. NED is a truly Australian theatrical experience.
Be swept away by this Concert/Oratorio presentation featuring a stellar cast and stunning orchestra, a combined power of 50 performers.
Directed by Gary Young (Georgy Girl, Mamma Mia!) and musically directed by Kellie Dickerson (Wicked, Doctor Zhivago), NED brings together a host of Australian musical theatre stars on their night off from other engagements. Nelson Gardner (Merrily We Roll Along) stars as Ned and is joined by Penny Larkin (Mamma Mia!), Hannah Fredericksen (Dreamlover), Connor Crawford (Molly) and Alana Tranter (Georgy Girl, Hello Dolly).
Catch NED at the National Theatre Melbourne for its only Melbourne performance.