‘A multi-layered and accomplished mix of six-part harmonies, love duets and moving solo ballads... And what a relief to hear such well-made music and lyrics performed with big, bright and agile voices in Australian accents... Fast moving and impressive musical story-telling.'
★★★★ The Age
Tom is throwing a housewarming. He’s invited all his old favourites. Friends that now feel like strangers. The plan is to catch up, get wasted and stay up until dawn. Just like they used to. But this is not your typical party. How can it be when you’ve been on the run for five years? There are questions to be answered. Secrets to be spilled. Games to be played.
The heat is on.
The Gathering is a musical by collaborators Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan. It started its life at Theatre Works as part of their Musical Works season. It then was redeveloped and taken to the New York Music Theatre Festival as part of their Development Reading Series with the assistance of Arts Victoria and the Anna Sosenko Trust. In 2016, The Gathering had its penultimate staging at fortyfivedownstairs presented with the assistance of City of Melbourne.