Lara Mulcahy is a WAAPA graduate with over 20 years show business experience on stage and in film and television, including: playing Madame Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th Anniversary production of Les Miserables; appearing in no less than three Baz Luhrmann films i(Natalie in Strictly Ballroom; Mome Fromage in Moulin Rouge, and the box-office hit The Great Gatsby; and receiving rave reviews for her role as Rosie in the original Australian Cast of Mamma Mia!
It was whilst appearing in the latter that she met and became best friends with Rhonda Burchmore. A few years later, the two got together to co-write the wonderfully entertaining ABBAsolutely Fabulous.
After an extremely successful 2017/18 season touring, Mt Gambians and Adeladians finally get a chance to experience ABBAsolutely Fabulous this coming weekend (Mt Gambier Fri 5 Oct, Adelaide Sat 6 Oct).
In spite of their very busy schedule, I managed to track both Ms Mulcahy and Ms Burchmore down and was granted a delightful interview with each of them.
Here is the interview with Lara (Rhonda Burchmore’s interview can be accessed by clicking here) :-
ABBAsolutely Fabulous plays at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier on Fri 5 Oct 2018 at 8pm. Tickets are: Adult $60 Group 6+ $55 (Transaction fees apply: $2.50 online, $3.50 phone/counter) Bookings: click here or phone (08) 8723 8700
at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide on Sat 6 Oct 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets are: All $65 (A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.) Bookings: click here
Interview by Brian Godfrey