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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

This epic Pulitzer Prize-winning play by renowned playwright Tennessee Williams comes to the stage, proudly presented by The Sydney Theatre Company for discerning theatregoers. Deemed as one of Williams most famous works, the play is set in the plantation home in the Mississippi Delta of cotton tycoon Big Daddy Pollitt (Hugo Weaving) and his wife […]

The Wharf Revue 2017 – The Patriotic Rag

Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Revue has rolled around again with a plentiful supply of satirical humour based on the year’s political events at home and abroad. First-timer Blazey Best brings her brand of craziness to this year’s comic confection titled, The Patriotic Rag. Blazey was tailor-made for the female roles in this production, if only on […]

REVIEW: STC’s Dinner

Snobbish upper-class English hostess Paige (Caroline Brazier) wants to serve up some interesting fare for her guests, including murder, after a series of get-the-guests games in which all are complicit. The ostensible excuse for this extravagant dinner party is the launch of husband Lars’ (Sean O’Shea) book called Beyond Belief, which she hasn't read but […]

The Father

André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? Either way, he’s still wearing his pyjamas and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing his mind. […]

Cloud Nine

Caryl Churchill is arguably the world’s greatest living playwright. Cloud Nine, first performed in 1979 is her breakthrough play. Set initially in colonial, Victorian Africa and then time shifting to London more than a hundred years onward, it unpicks the big ideas of love, class, gender politics and sexuality. “It’s a big beast to crack” […]

Talk

Jonathan Biggins’ latest play for the Sydney Theatre Company looks at how the ubiquity of digital media has caused a blurring of lines between entertainment and editorial, news and gossip. Talk references some well-known (read notorious) identities and stories to create a fictitious but easily recognisable drama/farce that provides plenty of laughs while delivering sobering […]

The Bleeding Tree

Sydney Theatre Company shares with Griffin Theatre Company in bringing the original production of The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini to the Wharf in March. The Bleeding Tree premiered at Griffin Theatre Company in 2015, earning praise as “a great and complex production” (The Australian). It went on to win three Helpmann Awards – including Best Play for […]

Review: Speed-the-Plow

The Sydney Theatre Company round out their 2016 season with Speed-the-Plow. David Mamet’s oddly titled 1988 satire of Hollywood has nothing to do with agriculture but much to do with hard work. The “hard work” is the work of Bobby Gould (Damon Herriman), who has just been elevated to the position of head of production for a major […]

Power Plays

If the short story is having a ‘moment’, then maybe the short play is having its moment as well. Hence STC’s commissioning of a quintet of Australia’s finest playwrights to create a collection of five short works about power. Power Plays is about identity, survival, love, hate, sex – who wields the power and how […]

STC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Matthew Backer is developing the knack of playing otherworldly fairies. Having recently played Ariel in Bell Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Backer takes on Puck in the Sydney Theatre Company’s newest version of A Midsummer Nights Dream. “I’ve spent weeks saying, ‘how do I crack this little spirit?’ but I’ve been down this road before. The magic […]