Articles on ‘Sydney Theatre Company’
Andrew Upton adapted Chekhov’s first play (variously known as Platonov, Wild Honey, Fatherlessness and The Disinherited) into a new work – The Present – and the show premiered at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in 2015 starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh, playing to almost 45,000 people. The production was so popular that the run sold out, and it was confirmed… Read more.
Less than 12 months after assuming the top job at Sydney Theatre Company, Britain’s Jonathan Church has resigned as Artistic Director of NSW’s flagship theatre company. Sydney Theatre Company issued a press release yesterday saying Church had “stepped down” from the role of Artistic Director after it was no longer “viable” for him to continue…. Read more.
Imara Savage knows her way around a comedy. In her hands Hay Fever, the Noel Coward classic currently holding court at Sydney Opera House’s Drama Theatre, feels surprisingly, merrily, sharp. Heather Mitchell is Judith Bliss, a mostly-retired veteran of the theatre who carries herself as though the whole world really is a stage. Her new… Read more.
The Pulitzer Prize in Drama is awarded “for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life.” Disgraced certainly has plenty to say about dealing with American life, insofar as I can perceive it from Australia; the play is set in a contemporary, post-9/11 New York, and charts… Read more.
On the opening night of the UK’s Almeida production of King Charles III in Sydney, a uniquely Australian reaction rippled through the audience. “It’s Will and Kate,” said a character, and laughter erupted from the crowd, the laughter of anticipation. The very act of introducing the young royals on stage seemed to signal one thing… Read more.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.