REVIEWS

Stage Whispers

“A lavish professional production with beautiful production values.”

“Mimma is a fascinating and intriguing production…”

http://www.stagewhispers.com.au/reviews/mimma

Out in Perth

“Mimma Marini, played by the soprano-darling of Andre Rieu fame, Mirusia Louwerse, was the true embodiment of an independent, head-strong Italian journalist. Her acting and accent were impeccable and her voice like the nightingale referred to in the show – sweet, yet rich and full bodied.”

“…the level of talent, script-writing, musical composition and production is worthy of the West End Stage.”

https://www.outinperth.com/review-mimma-a-musical-of-war-and-friendship/

Broadway World

“…the production values are impressive, with a set by Bryan Woltjen that elicits applause when the curtains rise, beautifully crafted lighting by Trent Suidgeest, and a cast that is absolutely crammed with outstanding local and national talent. Perth audiences will undoubtedly relate to the ideas that underpin Mimma: friendship, loyalty, integrity. And many will find something familiar in the account of Mimma coming to Australia from Europe during this era. It's a shame that Mimma isn't more about Mimma rather than everyone else around her; a few more passes at the drawing board could see this home-grown musical worthy of the world stage.”

https://www.broadwayworld.com/perth/article/BWW-Review-MIMMA-A-MUSICAL-OF-WAR-FRIENDSHIP-at-Regal-Theatre-20190417

Theatre Travels

“Presented by an entirely WA-based creative team who form Orana Productions, this show is not only a star vehicle for its array of talented performers, but a testament to the creative abilities of its creators…”

“Mimma’s set is particularly striking, and is so easily transformed into drastically different settings – lending extremely well to the story’s constant jumps in time and location.”

“I urge you to buy a ticket for a night of theatre that you won’t find elsewhere and that you truly won’t forget.”

https://www.theatretravels.org/reviews/mimma-a-musical-of-war-and-friendship-at-the-regal-theatre

Seesaw Magazine

 “The creatives behind Mimma have come together to build something new, unique and – with a little more time at the drawing board – world-class.”

https://www.seesawmag.com.au/news/cross-cultural-epic/

Theatre People:  3.5/5 STARS

“The passion of both librettist Giles Watson and composer/producer Ron Siemiginowski shines through in every scene.”

“Mimma” largely works well as a musical, making some interesting observations and providing new insights into Italy’s involvement in World War II, and the British and Australian connections that ensued.”

http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/mimma-war-time-courage-and-resistance/

Fourth Wall Media

Mimma is simply wonderful – the music is perfect and intelligently composed with each era referencing the time and place it is from. The acting and dancing are superb, it features a very strong ensemble cast with each and every one giving us something to look at. Mirusia Louwerse and Holly Meegan will make you fall in love with them – Mimma and Sarah are such well-rounded and accomplished characters. WA can hold its head up high with an original production like Mimma under its belt.

https://fourthwallmedia.wordpress.com/blog/

The Post

”… Mimma’s personal journey gets lost in the broader Italian politics, the drama of her family in Turin, the spirited defence of England, and a curiously brief moment of drama with the sinking of a ship full of Italian immigrants.”

 “The cross-cultural epic is a handsome production and a big-hearted effort, and even if it feels episodic and clunky at times, it bubbles with ideas and stirring moments.”

 https://postnewspapers.com.au/wp-content/uploads/20042019.pdf

A big thanks to our supporters of Mimma - A Musical of War & Friendship

 
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