PETER ALLEN: NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Riotous and sobering story of the kid who became a conflicted Australian icon. Peter Allen – played as a boy by Ky Baldwin and as an adult by Joel Jackson (above) – always stood out. Prodigiously talented, his mother (Rebecca Gibney) is his biggest supporter, his father an alcoholic. He leaves home at 14, is discovered by Judy Garland (Sigrid Thornton) and marries her daughter Liza Minnelli (Sara West). It’s a fairytale. Until it isn’t.