Articles on ‘Sydney Theatre Company’

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’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.

Daniel Keene’s The Long Way Home

This is an extraordinary and extremely important piece of theatre. Movingly and chillingly portrayed by four seasoned professional actors and twelve returned service personnel, this remarkable piece makes disturbingly clear the futility, horror and absolute stupidity of war – the absolute nadir of human activity. And the theatre is the ideal place and vehicle to… Read more.

Cate Blanchett Wins Best Actress Oscar!

Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in Sydney Theatre Company’s The Maids. Image by Lisa Tomasetti 2013

Australian star of stage and screen and former co-creative director of the Sydney Theatre Company Cate Blanchett officially joined the ranks of Hollywood royalty today winning her second Academy Award for her tour de force performance in the Woody Allen movie Blue Jasmine. Blanchett won her first Oscar in 2002 in the Martin Scorcese movie… Read more.

Review: The Long Way Home, Sydney Theatre Company

The Long Way Home is theatre as therapy, a humanisation of headlines. Most of the people on stage aren’t actors; rather, they are returned servicemen, and they are telling their own stories, and the stories of their peers. This is what happens after a soldier returns home. Inspired by The Two Worlds of Charlie F… Read more.

Review: Travelling North, Sydney Theatre Company

Bryan Brown and Alison Whyte. Photo by Brett Boardman.

2014 might as well be the year of David Williamson in Sydney, with eight of the prolific playwright’s productions being staged across the city. Sydney Theatre Company’s outing is the first, and its first show of the year. One hopes that this is a slow-burn beginning to the season and not something more unfortunate. Travelling… Read more.