Articles on ‘Sydney Theatre Company’

The Wharf Revue – Open for Business

The Wharf Revue is open for business.

An institution in Sydney theatre by now, The Wharf Revue, in its 15th year, opened this week at its home at the wharf theatres. This year, titled Open for Business, the troupe (consisting of Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop, Phillip Scott, and Douglas Hansell, a newcomer this year – Drew Forsythe appears only briefly, on screen) regaled… Read more.


Children of the Sun – Sydney Theatre Company

Children of the Sun was written in 1862 and yet, somehow, it manages to feel completely of this moment. The heart of it beats steadily, curiously, towards something that’s so relevant now: our unease in a changing world, our awareness of danger, that we’re not quite out of the woods yet – an impossibility to… Read more.


Review: Macbeth – Sydney Theatre Company

Hugo Weaving as Macbeth. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Walking into this production is like nothing else. The audience (much smaller than usual, only 360 people can fit) sits on the stage, on temporary seating, which is either fine or not comfortable enough, depending on who you ask. In the maw of Sydney Theatre, four rows of seats have been removed, and lighting has… Read more.


Clinical trials with Anna McGahan

QLD Aussie Theatre writer Rebecca Grennan caught up with Anna McGahan, star of QTC’s production of The Effect, to chat about love and other drugs. Winner of the UK Critic’s Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play in 2012, The Effect is a co-production between Queensland Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company, and opened last night at QTC’s Bille… Read more.



STC to bring Mojo back to stages in May

Jeremy Davidson, Sam Haft, Eamon Farren, Josh McConville. Image by Ingvar Kenne.

Directed by Iain Sinclair (Our Town, Blood Wedding) Mojo is a tightly-wound thriller which examines the dark underside of the halcyon days of rock ‘n’ roll with grim humour. From 17th May, Sydney Theatre Company is set to present Jez Butterworth’s (Jerusalem) savagely comic play. Mojo ricochets full throttle through the seedy, amphetamine-addled London club scene of the 1950s…. Read more.


STC takes on von Mayenburg’s Perplex

Sarah Giles directs German playwright Marius von Mayenburg’s Perplex, a rollicking absurdist comedy about the capriciousness of reality and the unreliability of reason. Andrea Demetriades, Glenn Hazeldine, Rebecca Massey and Tim Walter perform in the Australian premiere at STC’s Wharf 1 from 31 March, opening on Friday 4 April 2014. Set and costumes are by STC… Read more.


Review: Pinocchio, Sydney Theatre Co, Windmill Theatre

Windmill Theatre, a company of artists making theatre for children and families out of Adelaide, are one of the smartest companies in the Australian theatre scene. They are cheeky, youthful, and smart all at the same time – never sacrificing one of these arms for another – and it makes their show a pleasure to… Read more.


Pinocchio comes to STC – check out the trailer!

Pinnochio, coming to STC.

Windmill Theatre makes a welcome return to Sydney, following the success of multi award-winning School Dance, with a rollicking revision of the classic tale of a wooden boy with a nose for trouble. Pinocchio, a show for all the family, plays at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House from 11 April – 4 May before touring to Broadway… Read more.


‘Whatever Happened to the Music?’ – A Culture of Concious Neglect

Image by planet of success.

Recently, an article on Crikey.com’s Daily Review created a lot of discussion within the music theatre industry by posing the question of whether home-grown musicals received the creative support they needed within the Australian theatre industry. With critics citing Aussie made musicals like Miracle City, Summer Rain and Keating as examples of the “Great Australian Musicals”… Read more.


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