Articles on ‘Sydney Theatre Company’
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is one of the greats. A feast of metatheatre and language, it is relentless in its absurdity and humour, and curls up at the edges to reveal a dark underbelly. This is Stoppard at his best, and in this production it’s Sydney Theatre Company at its best, too. That includes… Read more.
Ben Neutze sat down with Ewen Leslie in a break during rehearsals to talk about his role in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, his skyrocketing career and being reunited with old friends Toby Schmitz and Tim Minchin As Ewen Leslie sits in the middle of the Bar at the End of the Wharf, at a… Read more.
The Maids is a weird play. Heartily intellectual (well, Andrew Upton), blissfully stylish (well – Alice Babidge!) and wickedly hilarious. But it never quite finds its feet. auto insurance review Written in 1947 by French playwright Jean Genet, this version has been updated for 21st century audiences by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton. It does a… Read more.
The ABC have announced they’re developing Kate Grenville’s award-winning, critically acclaimed novel The Secret River into a television miniseries. Earlier this year, Sydney Theatre Company received standing ovations from sold-out audiences for its triumphant adaptation of the book. Adapted by Andrew Bovell and directed by Neil Armfield, the production garnered five star reviews and was declared an… Read more.
A climbing number of entries are received each year for the Sydney Theatre Company’s annual Patrick White Playwrights’ Award, with a staggering 158 submissions taken for the coveted 2012 prize. The Patrick White Playwrights’ Award is an initiative of the Sydney Theatre Company, existing to foster the development of Australian playwrights while honouring Patrick White’s contribution to… Read more.
Dance Better at Parties, a two-hander by writer/director Gideon Obarzanek, with choreography and dance instruction by Jessica Prince, is a fly-on-the-wall piece that follows Dave (Steve Rodgers), a middle-aged man, who takes private Latin dance classes from Rachel (Elizabeth Nabben), saying he just wants to dance better at parties. Once past the foundations of the… Read more.
Commedia dell’Arte, the 16th century Italian theatrical form, is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only did it give us sketch comedy and Punch and Judy shows, it gave us Carlo Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters – the genesis of that 1743 play has recently been transformed by Richard Bean into Britain’s smash hit… Read more.
AussieTheatre is thrilled to be giving away 10 DOUBLE PASSES to see The National Theatre of Great Britain’s smash hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors at Sydney Theatre on Tuesday 9 April. A glorious celebration of British comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors is presented by Sydney Theatre Company staring a British company led by Owain Arthur,… Read more.
Little Mercy is a high camp, queer-glam confection of horror movie tropes and cleverly drawn characters. A real treat of an import from Melbourne’s Sisters Grimm, Sydney should check out this limited run as soon as possible. Comfortably housed in Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf 1 theatre and designed by David Fleischer, the platform stage and… Read more.
Joanna Murry-Smith is set to return to Sydney Theatre Company this season with a brand new play directed by Andrew Upton. Commissioned by STC, Fury runs from their Wharf 1 theatre space. The play will feature Robert Menzies, Sarah Peirse, Harry Greenwood, and Geraldine Hakewill. A family drama, Fury is set in a liberal, middle… Read more.