AENEAS, The Musical: A Staged Reading of Act 1



A daring new musical adaptation of The Aeneid by emerging Australian musical theatre writer, Madeleine Nicole Hale.

AENEAS, The Musical is an epic tale of life and death, love and war, displacement and homecoming. Based on Virgil’s ancient Roman epic, The Aeneid, AENEAS takes a fresh look at this Greek tragedy, adopting its universal and enduring themes for a modern audience.

The once impenetrable city of Troy has fallen. The gods call upon Prince Aeneas to lead his people out of the burning ashes of Troy in search of a new home across the sea. At the hands of the vengeful goddess Juno, the Trojans become shipwrecked in Carthage and are welcomed by its beautiful leader, Queen Dido. Aeneas falls in love but must ultimately choose between following his heart and following his destiny.

Presented by Madeleine Nicole Hale


Zoy Frangos Aeneas
Akina Edmonds Dido
Olivia Charalambous Juno
Elisa Colla Venus
Madeleine Nicole Hale Composer/Producer
James Mustafa Musical Director/Arranger
Lauren McKenna Artistic Director