Articles on ‘Sydney Theatre Company’

Muriel’s Wedding cast announcement

Maggie McKenna will play Muriel | Photo James Green

Producers Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures today released the first cast announcement for their upcoming stage adaption of the smash hit 90’s movie Muriel’s Wedding. Taking on the iconic role of Muriel Heslop will be 20 year old, Melbourne born, newcomer Maggie McKenna. McKenna will be making her professional stage debut after recently returning to Australia… Read more.


The Bleeding Tree – Wharf Theatre, STC

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman.

As the lights come down on The Bleeding Tree, silence momentarily consumes the audience. From the first moment, this play demands every ounce of your attention and emotional investment. It’s only as it draws to a close that we are able to fully process what we just witnessed. The play opens on three women: a… Read more.


Chimerica – Roslyn Packer Theatre

Chimerica. Image by Brett Boardman.

The light comes up on a group of people standing clad in white, backs to the audience. They are holding a plastic shopping bag in each hand. It is an image of naïve heroism – an act of defiance in an attempt to change a nation. It is the image of the ‘Unknown hero’,  of… Read more.


Away – Sydney Opera House

The cast of Sydney Theatre Company’s Away. © Prudence Upton

The word ‘classic’ is often used to describe texts that have stood the test of time. Shakespeare is probably the reigning definitive of the term, but Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Miller and others of their ilk spring to mind. It’s rare to find an Australian playwright’s name on that list, but Michael Gow’s Away is a… Read more.


The Testament of Mary – Sydney Theatre Company

Alison Whyte.

History has traditionally been told through the words and stories of men, and the Gospel is no exception. Sydney Theatre Company’s first production of 2017, The Testament of Mary, seeks to counter this by presenting a compelling, unravelling monologue from the perspective of Mary, mother of Jesus (Alison Whyte), that forefronts her maternal humanity in… Read more.



Speed the Plow – Sydney Theatre Company

Speed the Plow – Sydney Theatre Company

After the week we’ve had and the blow it’s been for women and minority groups everywhere, the idea of escaping to the theatre – that great equalising arena, frequent champion of love and acceptance – is appealing. So it’s a huge disappointment when there’s no relief to be found. Sydney Theatre Company’s Speed-the-Plow just picks up… Read more.


World premiere: Muriel’s Wedding the Musical announced for Sydney 2017!

World premiere: Muriel’s Wedding the Musical announced for Sydney 2017!

Sydney Theatre Company and Global Creatures have come together for one of the more exciting announcements we’ve heard in a while: a brand new Australian musical based on a beloved Aussie film. The country’s premier theatre company is staging the world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding the Musical. Writing for the Guardian, critic Luke Buckmaster said “Muriel’s Wedding… Read more.


The Hanging – Sydney Theatre Company

The Hanging – Sydney Theatre Company

Iris (a youthful Ashleigh Cummings) is a 14-year-old girl who has recently escaped from boarding school with her two best friends; they were reported missing. She has turned up 48 hours later at a police station while her friends remain missing. Detective Sergeant Flint (a kind Luke Carroll) is set to interview Iris in the… Read more.


Sydney Theatre Company’s All My Sons

Sydney Theatre Company’s All My Sons

Sydney Theatre Company’s new production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons delves into a family ruined by the second world war, struggling to hold on to each other as they’re torn apart by grief – some of it of their own making. It exposes the experience of men coming back from war to a society… Read more.


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