I watched "Shane Warne - The musical" at the Enmore theatre in Sydney last night and I have to say I was quite impressed. Far from being a p!ss take of the man, it is a humerous warts and all biographical account of some of the more significant milestones in his life. Eddie prefect wrote and starred, and although his voice was a little nasal, he carried the character and tunes very well and the lyrics were considered and clever. An impressive achievement by Prefect - I think he's created somewhat of a contemporary Aussie classic. The cast included the lead from "Keating!", and were well polished with spot on harmonisation. The band never missed a beat. Although many of the songs were tongue-in-cheek (including "what an SMmess I'm in", the sledging song, and a heartfelt ballad praising the amber), there were also a number of thought provoking songs which reflected on the more sombre moments of Warnes life. It was a sellout in Melbourne and ran extended seasons, but bc of the downturn or whatever they've sadly had to cut their Sydney season short. Well worthwhile seeing, even if you are not a musical sort of person. The subject matter is something that many Australians are familiar with and does not seem as "foreign" as some of the other musicals which seem to eternally get repeat seasons (Chicago and the like). I'm not a huge fan of cricket truth be told (I find the commentary and lack of action like a lullaby and it literally puts me into a deep sleep in about 15 minutes), but this is a musical that both music lovers and sport lovers can really appreciate. I dont often recommend musical theatre, but I'd happily recommend this and it was $35 well spent for me. 4 out of 5.