Viking Mama is a shamelessly silly but poignant rock opera that follows a day in the life of a Viking mother as she tries desperately to throw together a last minute third birthday bash for her little Viking son (played by a lettuce. Yes, you read that right), while fighting off the passive aggressive jibes of her perfect prim and proper neighbour, calming down a hyper-inappropriate grandmother and juggling all the other members of the tribe.
What: Project 19 Viking Mama
A Viking Tale returns under the title “Viking Mama”!
- It’s about Vikings.
- I get to dress up as a Viking.
- It is a rock opera. A very, very silly rock opera.
- It was directed by Russell Fletcher (of Spontaneous Broadway fame and umpteen other fabulous things)
- Musical direction is by my fab mate Peta Wilson (who you may have seen in about a gazillion brilliant Brissie bands including Fuschia, CucaShop and others, plus in Wonderland at Brisbane Comedy Festival)
The show was very well received last time it was performed:
I went and saw Jenny Wynter’s A Viking Tale Tonight (At the Brisbane Powerhouse ’til Sunday) It’s great and has a magnificent, bent climax. I loved it. She’s hoping to get to my show. She said if she can, she’ll burst in, cut off my head, slaughter my audience, steal all my props, burn down my set, and take my ushers as slaves. I think she was trying to compliment me. Frank Woodley
“Overall A Viking Tale is rollicking great fun. It delivers the subtly feminist message that women are warriors and it is a pleasure to watch. Jenny Wynter, I hope you get some kind of weird arts council grant for this.” Heckler Mag
“A one woman rock opera about finding the warrior within – hell yes!!!” Katie Noonan, My Fringe Picks 2014
Details to be announced shortly. Watch this space.
Coming in May 2016.
Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Assemble the props. Summon the valkyries. Repair the costumes. Rehearse some more. Buy lettuce.
There will be a marketing campaign to plan, manage and execute, and merchandise to design, procure and distribute.
Once the run is finished, the success will be assessed based on audience reaction, ticket sales, and critical reviews. Then it may be time to take this show on the road.