• Patrick McBride

SuperBrain hit by virus

Australasian premiere pushed back.

Looking the part, the newly formed Band which will be performing on stage as part of the show .

The team behind the Loudmouth Performing Arts Festival in 2019; SuperBrain ProductioNZ Ltd were hard at work with their latest project, when the Covid-19 outbreak hit our shores.

Their rehearsals were well on track to creating something special in ‘Murder Ballad’ an Australasian premiere rock musical which was expected to kick off locally during the week. This would of been the first rock musical the region have seen for some years. Unlike others before, it is set in today’s world, which makes the indie rock music and subject matter relatable to all.

The show was due to be performed last week at the Nelson Fringe Festival, but had also been understandably postponed until further notice.

SuperBrain ProductioNZ creators and owners, Jamie Mosher and Cary Lancaster told McBride Vision that the licensing is on hold indefinitely but they are looking forward to still being able to bring Murder Ballad to the Regent Theatre in Greymouth sometime in the future.

"We are excited at the prospect of wowing all with a high level of professionalism, not only on stage and in music and vocals, but in the stage design, lighting and sound. It is going to be epic". They said.

The quality of this show is predicted to rival any other professional show that has visited the region in the past.

The Regent Theatre in Greymouth has been plagued by show cancellations and postponements over the Covid-19 crisis but was pleased to heat SuperBrain are looking at new dates.

"Jamie and Cary have been great for the theatre and performing arts in the district, the shows they are involved in have been enjoyed by many so it's awesome to hear them discussing new dates". Theatre Manager, Jacinda McBride said.

The public will be advised of a new performance date once known.