CHOPPER the Musical is a tale inspired by the controversial internationally known Australian criminal and best selling author Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read.
The story details Chopper’s life from his troubled youth and dysfunctional family to being institutionalized and emerging into the world as a young man with a chip on his shoulder. We follow his story as he battles his foes and himself, finally finding love and redemption in the last chapter of his life by becoming a proud family man.
The musical is the story of troubled boy who dreamed of becoming as big as Ned Kelly and Squizzy Taylor and yet finally found happiness by learning to become ordinary.
It is a tale of drama, passion, danger and great wit. Although operatic in its scope “CHOPPER”, like the musical of “Chicago” and the depiction of true life murderess Roxie Hart, will feature music in the style of the times in which he lived.
Written & composed by internationally renowned director/writer Frank Howson and Broadway & West End award winning composer/musical director Warren Wills, the same creative team that recently collaborated on two sell-out seasons of the critically acclaimed musical “Genesis To Broadway” (now Broadway bound).