Boys will be boys


Richard Maganga, David Wallace and Kyle Kash are appearing in a musical version of High Fidelity, the best selling mid-nineties novel by Nick Hornby.
Richard Maganga, David Wallace and Kyle Kash are appearing in a musical version of High Fidelity, the best selling mid-nineties novel by Nick Hornby.

Based on the Nick Hornby book and directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins at Roleystone Theatre, the show explores love, life and the importance music plays as the soundtrack to both.

The story follows Rob Gordon (played by Wallace), a Brooklyn record shop owner in his 30s, obsessed with making top five lists for everything and always observing, rather than participating, in life.

When his girlfriend Laura leaves him, he goes through a painful re-evaluation of his life and lost loves – with some help from his music – and slowly learns he has to let go of his self-centred worldview before he can find real happiness.

Wallace has performed in a variety of shows with the Old Mill, Roleystone, Playlovers, Limelight and Marloo theatres, ICW Productions and the Koorliny Arts Centre.

He was nominated for best actor in a musical at the 2015 Finley Awards for his role in The Musical of Musicals.

“I first heard about High Fidelity about four years ago and loved the music,” Wallace said.

“The show is vocally challenging with various genres pushing me to sing in styles I never have before.

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