MIMMA: A Musical of War and Friendship
The shadow of Fascism drives Mimma, a young Italian journalist, to take refuge at her Uncle Lorenzo’s nightclub in London. Mimma forges an unassailable friendship with Sarah, an aspiring jazz singer, while her family are increasingly embroiled in resistance against Mussolini. The coming conflict brings out the best and worst in people as Mimma’s brother is captured, Londoners prepare for Hitler’s Blitz, and fears of betrayal reach fever pitch. Mimma and Sarah are caught in the turmoil as Soho is torn apart by arrests and interments. As England and Italy face their darkest hours, Mimma is in danger of losing everything. Everything, that is, except the one friend she can trust.Blending jazz, opera and musical theatre, ‘Mimma’ is a musical that bridges continents and cultures.
Starring Mirusia Louwerse, Jason Barry-Smith, Holly Meegan and featuring the Perth Symphony Orchestra.