A rehearsed reading of the new Australian musical THE BALLAD OF TYPHOID MARY. Original music by Andrew Murrell. Original script and lyrics by James Melchior. Based on the story of the infamous Irish-American woman Mary Mallon who cooked her way across America spreading typhoid as she went. This original Australian musical dramatises her life in America and her dogged pursuit by health authorities. A poignant and dramatic story with touching and tuneful songs by Andrew Murrell and James Melchior.