Articles on ‘Sydney Theatre Company’

STC’s The Present is heading to Broadway

Richard Roxburgh, Cate Blanchett and Jacqueline McKenzie with other cast members in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Present. By Lisa Tomasetti

Last year Sydney Theatre Company staged The Present, a new adapatation by Andrew Upton of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov. The production was incredibly popular and the run sold out. Now, the show is heading to Broadway for a limited engagement in 2016. With the Sydney Theatre Company all-Australian cast including Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, The Present will… Read more.


$32,500 prize pool up for grabs in the 2015 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Fellowship

Australian playwright, the late Patrick White

Sydney Theatre Company’s Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Fellowship are designed to benefit both emerging and established writers and this year have a total prize pool of $32,500. Since 2000, the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award has been an annual initiative of the Sydney Theatre Company, held in honour of the late Patrick White’s contribution to Australian… Read more.


STC’s landmark production of The Secret River heads to Melbourne

Nathaniel Dean in The Secret River by Kate Grenville. Image by Heidrun Lohr for Sydney Theatre Company, 2013

Kate Grenville’s award-winning novel The Secret River was adapted by Andrew Bovell (Lantana, When The Rain Stops Falling) into a landmark stage production as part of the Sydney Festival 2013, presented by Sydney Theatre Company. Winner of six Helpmann Awards, including Best Play, Best Direction and Best New Australian Work, The Secret River was lauded… Read more.


The State Theatre Company of South Australia 2016 season

Paul Capsis.

The State Theatre Company of South Australia has announced its 2016 Programme. Co-productions represent the defining feature of the season with 6 of the 10 shows made so; including a new partnership with the British company ‘Frantic Assembly’ which will take an Andrew Bovell authored production, Things I know To Be True, to London itself…. Read more.


Review: Death and the Maiden – Sydney Season (STC/MTC)

Susie Porter in Death and the Maiden. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Leticia Cáceres has a chillingly cerebral directorial vision for Death and the Maiden, Ariel Dorfman’s 1990 play written from and premiering within the still profusely bleeding wound of Chile’s devastating Pinochet regime. Gerardo (Steve Mouzakis), recently appointed to a human rights commission investigating a previous (unnamed) regime’s horrors, gets a flat tyre on his way… Read more.



New Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellow and Award winner announced

STC's Andrew Upton and Polly Rowe with the winners. Photo by Hon Boey.

Actor, screenwriter, librettist and playwright Kate Mulvany is the latest recipient of Sydney Theatre Company’s (STC) Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship. The Fellowship, now in its fifth year, is a position for an established playwright whose work has been professionally produced in Australia. Mulvany  receives $25,000 in recognition of her body of work and previous artistic achievements. As… Read more.


Review: Endgame, Sydney Theatre Company

Tom Budge and Hugo Weaving in Endgame. Photo by Lisa Tomasetti.

Samuel Beckett’s Endgame is currently seeing two productions in Australia – one by Melbourne Theatre Company, directed by Sam Strong, and one by Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Andrew Upton. I can’t speak for the Melbourne production, but in Sydney, the production is slowly, creepingly extraordinary: a spell that binds you, over time. Last year,… Read more.


Review: Jumpy, Sydney season

Brenna Harding and Jane Turner in Jumpy. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Jane Turner is the heart and soul of Jumpy, a Melbourne Theatre Co production presented by Sydney Theatre Co that has just landed at the Drama Theatre.  She is Hilary, fifty years old and floundering as a parent, a professional, and a partner, and Turner is hapless and sweetly bewildered in a performance that, under… Read more.


Review: riverrun, Sydney Theatre Company

Olwen Foueré in riverrun. Photo by Colm Hogan, Adelaide Festival of Arts

Olwen Fouéré’s riverrun, her winding monologue that brings shape to some part of the literary beast that is James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, is a curious work that actively encourages you to turn off your brain. It begins as a smooth, puzzling struggle.Fouéré is the voice of the river, taking her inspiration and the bulk of her text… Read more.


Review: Suddenly Last Summer, Sydney Theatre Co

Suddenly Last Summer. Image by Brett Boardman.

Tennessee Williams always encouraged the reach for something more in the stage directions of his plays, seeking for an elevated storytelling method and set design that would heighten and reinforce his close explorations of the humanity he best knew: the world of his family and beyond where he grew up, in the American South, writing… Read more.


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