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In 1994, actress Toni Collette made the awkward but terribly likeable Muriel Heslop a seminal character in Australian cinema. A runaway girl who busts a beanbag while canoodling with her boyfriend might not seem like an important figure, but the story and what she represents – feminism, empowerment, individuality – is more than a raucus punchline. As the Melbourne season of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical lights up the stage, meet its star – Natalie Abbott, who plays Muriel – in this week’s cover feature. You’ll be charmed. ●

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ate last month, Natalie Abbott was on a huge adrenalin rush at Her Majesty’s Theatre, taking in a standing ovation for her role as Muriel Hesslop on the opening night in Melbourne of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical. Rachel Griffiths, who played Muriel’s best friend in the hit Australian movie alongside Toni Collette (Muriel), had come backstage to Abbott’s dressing room to give her tick of approval. At the centre of the toasts for this new Australian musical was praise for Abbott; Muriel, a beloved character, is her first professional role. “Rachel told me how much she loved the show and how she really appreciated Stef’s (Stefanie Jones, who plays Muriel’s best friend Rhonda) and my performance, and that it showed the friendship and the bond that she and Toni Collette had in the movie, and we had mirrored that,” Abbott says. “I think that was one of the most special things that I’ve ever heard, especially coming from Rachel Griffiths.” Backtrack a year from that standing ovation, and Abbott, 23, was working in a surf shop in Sydney, trying to break into the world of musical theatre, receiving knock-backs time and time again. She grew up in the NSW coastal town of Sussex Inlet, initially wanting to be both an actor and singer, and so she chose to study something in the middle – musical theatre. Abbott moved to Sydney to further herself in the genre, and that’s when the tough auditions started. “It’s a hard thing to overcome as a performer, if you haven’t even had a resemblance of a break for a number of years,” she recalls. “It’s kind of hard to put yourself into the mentality that you are good enough, even though you haven’t been validated. “It’s been difficult.” The creator of Muriel’s Wedding the movie (and the stage adaptation), PJ Hogan, remembers the day well when Abbott walked into the audition room, one of nearly 500 hopefuls to try out for the plum stage role of Muriel. “To meet Natalie is to adore her,” Hogan tells Domain Review. “When she came in she was just so open and friendly, and awkward and funny. “We were all just thinking, and sitting and hoping that she could act and sing ... and it turned out she could do both.” Abbott, who had endured rejections in the past, remembers being more nervous outside the audition room than inside. “The creative team were so welcoming and so

Dancing Queen From shop assistant in Sydney to centre stage in Porpoise Spit, theatre debutant Natalie Abbott is making a famous role her own.

supportive,” she says. “They just made me feel like it was OK to go and make a few mistakes. “I think that’s probably part of the reason why I got the role, because I wasn’t perfect at the auditions. I was so scared of what I was doing and they were so supportive.” That day she also made a friend in Hogan, and Abbott and the whole cast are determined to make him proud. “This is his baby, and he holds the story so dear and close to his heart,” she says. “We want to do a good job for PJ, just as much as PJ wants this to be as special as the film was. I think we’ve done that for him. “He is such a loving and caring person. To be doing this with someone as incredible as him and the whole creative team, it’s been amazing.” Muriel’s Wedding The Musical tells the famous fictional story of Muriel Heslop, who yearns for life to be like an ABBA song as she struggles with living in the town of Porpoise Spit. A couple of original ABBA songs feature in the musical score, but most of it has been written by Australian singer-composer Kate Miller-Heidke and musician Keir Nuttall. Heidke will get her very own stage moment next month representing Australia at Eurovision in Tel Aviv. From the show’s script to the costumes and its sense of humour balanced by darkness, it’s very Australian tale, and that is not lost on Abbott.

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“I’m a strong believer in Australian works, and this [[Muriel’s Wedding] just goes to show that we do have Australian stories that can be told in an entertaining and fun way,” she says. “People come up to me after the show and tell me how lovely it is to hear our accents up there on stage, our jokes being told, our language, our vernacular written into the script. “It’s purely Australian.” Hogan grew up on the Gold Coast. The town of Porpoise Spit is based on Coolangatta, a Gold Coast suburb on the Queensland and NSW border. Released in 1994, the film – also starring Sophie Lee – was an unexpected hit for Hogan and it won many fans, including in the US. It seems many have identified with the hard-luck story of Muriel, including some of the more highprofile celebrities Hogan has worked with. “Julia Roberts once told me she was Muriel,” he says. “I just nodded my head and was thinking, ‘there is no way you are Muriel.’ “But apparently when she saw the film, it felt like she was watching her story.”


“I think that’s probably part of the reason why I got the role, because I wasn’t perfect at the auditions.” NATALIE ABBOTT

Produced by Australian company Global Creatures, which will soon open King Kong on Broadway, the Melbourne season of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical follows a run in Sydney last year. Hogan hopes that one day it will be on Broadway in New York and, judging by the ticket sales and the reaction in Sydney and Melbourne, it may very well be on its way. After every show and standing ovation, Abbott quietly retreats to her dressing room – always feeling a buzz – and then heads to her rented serviced apartment. “I go back to my apartment and maybe try and think about something other than the show, otherwise I’m going to be up all night dreaming about it,” she says. “I try to distract myself afterwards and then get right back in there the next day.”

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Sweet temptation The cocoa in chocolate can have health benefits, but are you treating yourself to the right kind?

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This new dwelling is low maintenance by design. Living areas on both levels make it suitable for an average-sized family whose members like to spread out. The styling is lavish, and the appointments are all quality. A decked path provides entry on the upper and principal level, which comprises the garage, main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite, powder room and open-plan hub. Marble splashbacks, two-tone cabinetry and Smeg appliances draw focus to the kitchen zone, off which there’s a balcony. The lower level adds the minor bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, family room and two storage areas. Glass sliders in the family room lead to a terrace and backyard. ● KAY KEIGHERY Agent: Miles, David Blythe 0413 283 303 Price: $1.39 million-$1.45 million Auction: noon, April 13

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IVANHOE \ 79 ST ELMO ROAD

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The red brick and concrete facade of this sophisticated

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1920s family house. It’s partly overlooked by the main

townhouse is flanked by two tall spartan conifers on both

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bedroom, with built-in wardrobes and an en suite. Across

sides of the porch, and a touch of hedging. The entryway

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takes you to a spacious living, dining and kitchen area, with

the dining room (complete with open fireplace) and the

lots of natural light streaming in from the long windows and

kitchen-laundry. There are three more bedrooms along the

glass sliding doors, opening to a wraparound courtyard and

north side, all with built-in wardrobes, and a lovely central

manicured lawn. You’ll find two bedrooms upstairs, both

An inviting verandah welcomes residents into this renovated

Auction: 3pm, April 13

Agent: Jellis Craig,

bathroom with bath. The spacious family-meals area at

of which share the main bathroom with deep bathtub.

the rear of the house overlooks an entertainment deck

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control garage, laundry and powder room, and hardwood

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floorboards. The property is close to transport, schools, La

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separate access via Roseland Grove. ● ANDERS FURZE

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Trobe University and parks. ● ARIANNA LUCENTE

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WATSONIA 12 Castlereagh Place Situated in the prestigious Castlereagh Estate, this vast family home is only a short stroll to schools, shops and public transport is generous by design, delivering 3 living zones, granite kitchen with Smeg appliances, 4 robed bedrooms (master with WIR/ensuite), zoned bathroom, study/5th bedroom and covered alfresco area for easy indoor/outdoor living. The garden is level and family-friendly, while other highlights include central ducted gas heating, gas water heater, evaporative cooling, 5kW solar electricity, LED lights, 2 sheds, double garage, double carport and OSP. For Sale Quote $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Land size 748m2 approx. View Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 David Oakley 0439 397 284 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

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Eltham North 45 St Clems Street Space and Elegance In A Premium Pocket Originally used for jackaroo accommodation in 1916, this charming cottage has been artfully extended, renovated and rejuvenated. Taking a brilliant past into a perfect present, it´s ready to take your family well into the future! Framed by picturesque established gardens on a generous 998m2 allotment (approx.) within the coveted St Helena College zone, this utterly captivating home´s designer detail, commitment to quality and gracious proportions delivers immeasurable family lifestyle appeal.

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Diamond Creek 8 Sturt Place

A home that soothes the soul. Proudly positioned at the head of the court where you can enjoy leafy views from near to far, this spotless family home offers an abundance of living space in a stylish and family-friendly format. The beautiful updated kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances, stone benchtops and walk-in pantry will impress even the fussiest of cooks. Outdoors a full-length veranda leads to the large gazebo for alfresco dining, shed, powered workshop and pretty gardens, while finishing touches include solar electricity and hot water, Nobo panel and gas heating, evaporative cooling, remote double garage, kitchen garden and easy access to the heart of Diamond Creek. Relaxed modern living awaits you! 3

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Get ready to be impressed! With a fantastic rural setting to the rear and a family-friendly park directly opposite, this home enjoys a wonderful sense of space and serenity just a short near-level walk from the train station and central Diamond Creek! Three living areas and a modern kitchen set the scene, accompanied by a study/4th bedroom and fantastic alfresco zone. With abundant storage, ducted heating/cooling and double garage, prepare to be inspired!

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