Irish sensation Ronan Keating, West End and Broadway star Laura Michelle Kelly and much-loved comedian Magda Szubanski will attend the world premiere of their new Australian film GODDESS in Sydney on Wednesday, March 6 following an appearance in Melbourne on Thursday, February 28.
Directed by Mark Lamprell, GODDESS is the first starring film role for both Keating and Kelly.
An Oliver Award winner, Kelly is one of the musical theatre world’s brightest stars having appeared in Beauty & The Beast, Les Miserables, Mama Mia and My Fair Lady but it was her title performance in Mary Poppins for which she won the most acclaim, a role she reprised on Broadway.
Based on the 1996 cult hit one-woman show, Sink Songs by Joanna Weinberg, Goddess is a feel-good musical full of catchy, original songs, vibrant dance routines and a cast of unforgettable characters.
When young mum Elspeth Dickens (Kelly), mother of naughty twin boys, installs a webcam in her kitchen, her funny sink-songs make her a cyber-sensation. While her husband James (Keating) is off saving the world’s whales, Elspeth is offered the chance of a lifetime by advertising guru Cassandra Wolfe (Szubanski) but when forced to choose between fame and family, the newly anointed internet goddess almost loses it all.
The film’s talented Australian ensemble includes Tamsin Carroll (Dusty: The Musical), Dustin Clare (Spartacus: Blood and Sand, McLeod’s Daughters), Lucy Durack (Legally Blonde: The Musical), Celia Ireland (Wentworth, All Saints), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Cloudstreet) and Pia Miranda (Looking for Alibrandi, Garage Days). Cameron Lyon, comedian Corrine Grant and Australia’s most subscribed video blogger Natalie Tran also make their feature film debut.
Updated with official guest list, including local celebrities:
WHO: Cast members Ronan Keating, Laura Michelle Kelly, Magda Szubanski, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Dustin Clare, Pia Miranda, Natalie Tran, Levi & Phoenix Morrison, Cameron Lyon, Celia Ireland, Mike Goldman and director Mark Lamprell.
Other local celebrities attending include: Sam Atwell, David Berry, Charlie Brown, Casey Burgess, Khan Chittenden, Charlie Clausen, Salvatore Coco, Lyn Collingwood, Harry Cook, Allison Cratchley, Issy Durant, Abby Earl, Guy Edmonds, Dan Ewing, Bella Ferrero, Jane Flemming, Diana Glenn, Lisa Gormley, Lisa Hensley, Raelee Hill, Shane Jacobsen, Samantha Jade, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Matt Lee, Ash London, Ben Mingay, Peter Morrissey, Ben Norris, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Alice Parkinson, Nacho Pop, Susan Prior, Guy & Jules Sebastian, Georgia Sinclair, Sarah Snook, Barry Southgate, Timomatic, Monica Trapaga, Mark Trevorrow, Scott Tweedie, Storm Uechtritz, Jobe Watson, Elka Whalan, Stacey Wren, Ursula Yovich and Lincoln Younes.
GODDESS is yet to be rated (Likely Classification PG) and will be released in Australian cinemas on March 14, 2013.