THE ES­SEN­TIALS

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per­for­mance of watch­ing his on­stage part­ner grieve for him.

“It’s some­thing you’ll never do in the real world,” he said.

“I think a lot of peo­ple come to this show for­get­ting that love and loss is one of the main themes. If it was any other show, the first song would be the last.

“You'd have gone through all your tri­als and tribu­la­tions, moved into an apart­ment, the end. This show starts with the happy end­ing and then it’s not so happy af­ter that.

“That’s why it’s so im­por­tant in those first 12 min­utes Sam and Molly have to­gether that we drive home the love they share.”

Mills said he loved that the mu­si­cal was not “too over-sung”; some­times there are just snip­pets of a song.

“The thing I love most about mu­si­cal theatre is that when you can’t say the words you want to say, you sing them,” he said.

“And when you’re not get­ting your point across any more through your song, you stop and say it.

“A good mu­si­cal will do that; it height­ens emo­tion...”

Perth Ghost the Mu­si­cal

Crown Theatre May 21 to June 12

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