I’m a fan of the late River Phoenix. One of my favourite movie of his was the 1991 movie Dogfight.  It has been turned into a stage production so it will be interesting to see how this story transformed onto the stage.

Geelong’s independent theatre company Doorstep Arts are presenting the Victorian premiere and is making its Melbourne debut at Chapel off Chapel from 5 to 15 May.

DF_FInal with Title copy V2Set in 1963 on the eve of their deployment in Southeast Asia, three marines set out to have a fun night out, partying and causing a bit of trouble. Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose through a cruel bet with the fellow recruits. Rose changes the rules and teaches Eddie compassion during their time together.

The cast of Dogfight include Alex Woodward, Olivia Charalambous, Zoy Frangos, Jaclyn Devincentis, Joel Grangier, Daniel Cosgrove, James Coley, David Irvine, Sally Bourne, Tim Carney and Hannah McInerney.

For me, it will be interesting to see how the writers have wrote one of my favourite films into a musical.


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