Articles on ‘Watch This’

Cast announced for Watch This’ production of Merrily We Roll Along

Cast announced for Watch This’ production of Merrily We Roll Along

After exclusively announcing Watch This’ 2017 Season, we are now excited to bring you the full cast announcement of their upcoming production, Merrily We Roll Along. A stellar cast has been assembled for the production with Lyall Brooks (A Prudent Man, North by Northwest), Nicole Melloy (Dusty, Loving Repeating), Nelson Gardner (Ned – A New Australian Musical, Beauty & the Beast) playing Frank,… Read more.

Watch This 2017 season announcement – AussieTheatre Exclusive

2016 Company Regional Tour. Image by Jodie Hutchinson

Melbourne based independent outfit, Watch This, is rolling along quite nicely. With their 2016 regional tour of Company done and dusted, they’ve racked up a total of 5 first-class productions, 12 Green Room Award nominations and a gong for Best Supporting Actor (Adrian Li Donni, Pacific Overtures). If that sounds a bit like a Christmas… Read more.


Company. Watch This. Photo by Jodie Hutchison

Company is the latest dalliance with another Stephen Sondheim work from independent company Watch This (following Assassins and Pacific Overtures). Making marvellous use of that delightful theatre space three flights down at fortyfivedownstairs, it’s a slick, evocative, low-budget show that reaches high and scrapes the edges of excellence. But getting there wasn’t easy for a… Read more.

Sondheims’ Pacific Overtures comes to Melbourne

Pacific Overtures is perhaps one of Stephen Sondheim’s most ambitious musicals. It straddles two cultures, two vastly incompatible musical styles, and with a cast of over 50 characters, it demands audience engagement. In 2014 Pacific Overtures will have its first theatrical season in Melbourne, under the direction of Alister Smith. Annie Ferguson caught up with… Read more.

Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures to debut in Melbourne 2014

Following a sell out season of Assassins earlier this year, new and exciting production company Watch This is teaming up with Manilla Street Productions to debut Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Pacific Overtures in Melbourne next year. Cited as Sondheim’s favourite and most ambitious work, Pacific Overtures has not yet enjoyed a professional season in Australia. Happily, from 19 February to… Read more.

Assassins hits the bullseye

Sondheim fans don’t need anyone to convince them to see a production of Assassins, and they are selling out fortyfivedownstairs every night to see new a company, Watch This, take aim and fire. Assassins was first produced Off-Broadway in 1990 and at London’s Donmar Warhouse in 1992, the MTC showed it to Melbourne in 1995 and the Broadway… Read more.