UWA Octagon Theatre to host musical Lenny


Lenny will be performed on July 1 and 2.
Lenny will be performed on July 1 and 2.

DESCRIBED as an experimental cross between comedy classics Napoleon Dynamite and There’s Something About Mary, theatre musical Lenny is sure to tickle funny bones.

It has taken five years of development for Lenny to make it to the stage in its latest version.

Lenny is a coming of age comedy about motherhood, growing up, family, friendship, love for the first time, persistence and individualism.

Devised by writer/director Steven J Mihaljevich and a handful of Hampton Senior High School drama students in 2012, the first version was named Lenny Boy and performed the following year.

The next year a sequel was devised and named Lenny 2: The Promise.

The script was again adapted, this time by Playtime Theatre.

Mihaljevich said the show took years to develop and create, modify and refine.

“We are very excited to present it at the Octagon, one of Perth’s most prestigious venues,” he said.

“The show is full of hilarious characters, visuals, a heartfelt story and important themes, manic and emotionally engaging epic song numbers and electric choreography.”

Subiaco’s Sonja Mihaljevich worked on the set design of the latest version, which stars Scarborough’s Cathy Parr.

Lenny will be performed at the Octagon Theatre at UWA on July 1 and 2.

Book tickets on 6488 2440.