ABC TELEVISION (2017)
ABC and Screen Australia will fund documentary Making Muriel, taking audiences behind the scenes as P.J. Hogan (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Peter Pan) adapts his iconic 1994 film Muriel’s Wedding into a musical, produced by Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and Global Creatures (Strictly Ballroom The Musical, King Kong The Musical).
Making Muriel will examine the enduring popularity of Muriel’s Wedding, the origins of the story and characters and how – 23 years after becoming a surprise box office hit – the uniquely Australian female protagonist Muriel Heslop will be reinterpreted for the stage.
Directed and produced by Nel Minchin (Matilda and Me), produced by Ivan O’Mahoney (Hitting Home, Caged), and executive produced by Nial Fulton (Hitting Home, Matilda and Me) from In Films Pty Ltd., Making Muriel will chronicle the full creative process up to the world premiere of Muriel's Wedding The Musical at the Roslyn Packer Theatre (Sydney) in early November 2017.