Supplied undated image obtained Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 of the poster for Muriel's Wedding the Musical, which has been unveiled as part of the Sydney Theatre Company's 2017 season. The original writer of the popular 1994 movie starring Toni Collette, PJ Hogan, has updated the story for this musical version which will be set in the present day, as part of the Sydney Theatre Company's 2017 program unveiled on Tuesday. (AAP Image/Sydney Theatre Company) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Supplied undated image obtained Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 of the poster for Muriel's Wedding the Musical, which has been unveiled as part of the Sydney Theatre Company's 2017 season. The original writer of the popular 1994 movie starring Toni Collette, PJ Hogan, has updated the story for this musical version which will be set in the present day, as part of the Sydney Theatre Company's 2017 program unveiled on Tuesday. (AAP Image/Sydney Theatre Company) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Muriel's Wedding the musical set to hit stages

THE iconic Australian film Muriel's Wedding is being turned into a musical.

Sydney Theatre Company said the film's original writer-director PJ Hogan has updated his screenplay for a new stage show, with award-winning singer-songwriters Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall composing new songs. The musical will still feature the ABBA songs that helped make the movie such a hit when it was released in 1994.

Fans will have to wait until next year to see the show, but that's not so terrible, Muriel.



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