Win with TWT: Next to Normal Musical

Two TWT readers can win double passes to Lane Cove Theatre’s opening night performance of contemporary musical Next to Normal on Friday August 10 at The Performance Space, St Aidan’s, 1 Christina Street Longueville at 7.30pm.

With powerful lyrics and an electrifying score, this production

shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s secret world intact.

Directed by Kathryn Thomas, the musical explores the issues of grief, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry and the underbelly of suburban life.

Starring Trent Gardiner (Lane Cove), Chris O’Shea (Chatswood) and Brent Dolahenty (Ryde), Next to Normal also features musical direction by Steve Dula, choreography by Rebecca More with Isaac Downey, assistant director.

Director Thomas said the play was an incredibly important piece of theatre, portraying as it does the struggles within an outwardly conventional family unit.

“This show teaches us what it is to lose a loved one and how that burden can change your life forever.”

Other performances Sunday August 12 @ 2pm; Friday August 17 @ 7.30pm; Saturday August 18 @ 7.30pm; Sunday August 19 @ 2pm;

Friday August 24 @ 7.30pm and Saturday August 25 @ 7,30pm.

Tickets $27 adults; $22 concession; $15 children 3yrs to 12yrs; $20 groups 10+or $70 family

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TO WIN go to our website – – and click on the WIN with TWT tab and fill out the entry form; or write your name, address and phone number on the back of an envelope and send to TWT Lane Cove Theatre, PO Box 123, Ryde 1680. Entries close 9am Monday August 6 and winners published August 8.