In this beautifully lyrical tale of love and struggle against oppression a highly talented cast draws the audience into this tragic yet uplifting story set at the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. It is based on the Philippines’ national novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by Dr Jose P Rizal. There are several themes intertwined through the musical – the love between a man and a woman, the patriotism of the Philippines, what people will do for their country and the controversy and power of the Church. Continue reading NOLI ME TANGERE (TOUCH ME NOT) : A NEW MUSICAL
NOLI ME TANGERE is a new Australian musical based on the novel, of the same name, by iconic Filipino nationalist and hero Dr. José Rizal, that inspired a nation during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. ‘The Noli’ (as it is called in the Philippines) was the “first major artistic expression of Asian defiance to European colonialism” and is now widely known as the great novel of the Philippines.
As we are at Riverside Theatres quite often and have been watching how many people pick up the flyer for the show to discuss it with curiosity and interest we wanted to bring our readers some insights into a new grand musical. The Guide had the chance to put some questions to Miguel Castro who plays Ibarra and Susana Downes, playing Maria Clara. Continue reading NOLI ME TANGERE – INTERVIEW WITH ‘IBARRA’ AND ‘MARIA CLARA’