“The Island of Doctor Moron”, an original rock musical, is now playing in Paddington at The New Olympia Theatre, formerly the Academy Twin Cinema. This 250 seat theatre has been completely refurbished, including all new comfortable seating, for the new high energy production.

DSC04487The brainchild of former Kempsey High School English Master, Chris Dockrill, the idea debuted as an end of year spectacular for the school’s drama students.

The show has a cast of 30 singers, dancers and musicians, including James Berkley as Doctor Moron who has flown in especially from the USA. Music is the driving force of this fantasy musical, that has a soundtrack written by Chris and Lyn Dockrill and is led by Musical Director and acclaimed Australian musician, Paul Robert Burton.

Audiences will be able to join Edwyna and Douggie on their journey through a mysterious South Sea Island after they are stranded at sea. Captured by a tribe of crazy Rastafarian natives led by Voodoo Valma, they are drugged with jungle fever juice and are to be cooked in a sacrificial cauldron. Saved by Rubber Gloves, a whip cracking, leather squelching slave market junkie, the pair are purchased by Doctor Moron as his new experimental subjects. Will Edwyna and Douggie escape a cannibal cooking pot and what interesting characters will they encounter in their quest to escape the island?

“The Island of Doctor Moron” will run until 6 December 2014, with shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings plus matinee performances on Thursdays and Sundays.

Sandra Tiltman         Photos: John Pond    



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