Marquee are proud to announce both John Waters and Geoff Morrell will return to the stages of Sydney Theatre Company in 2017, as announced last night at the public season launch at The Wharf.
John Waters will star in the world premiere of Talk by Jonathan Biggins at Sydney Theatre Company in 2017
Don’t follow the story. Be the story.
John Behan is a radio talkback host with a city in the palm of his hand. He fills Sydney’s airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. Yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, the police have come knocking.
Locking himself in his studio and broadcasting live, John Behan is not going to go quietly, even if a life is on the line. Across town, the hunt is on for a sensational story. One that reveals the truth? Perhaps. One that keeps journalists in a job? More likely.
In Talk, writer and director Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) sets his eyes squarely on modern journalism, social media and the 24-hour news cycle. When everyone has a megaphone, who’s listening?
The charismatic John Waters, fresh from a villainous turn on ABC’s Rake, is back at STC for the first time in over a decade. With him is a wonderful cast, including Peter Kowitz (ABC’s Janet King), Valerie Bader (Children of the Sun) and Andrew Tighe (Travelling North). You’ll want to tune in.
Geoff Morrell will star in the world premiere of Black is the New White by Nakkiah Liu at Sydney Theatre Company in 2017
Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer on the up. She won a landmark Native Title case, she’s making her parents proud, she could have her own TV show tomorrow. But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Second of all, she’s in love.
The thing is, her fiancé, Francis Smith, has the whitest name in the world and is an unemployed experimental classical composer. This is not what her family expected.
In this deliciously funny romantic comedy, newly commissioned by STC, writer Nakkiah Lui shows why she is one of this country’s most in-demand young voices. A writer and star of Black Comedy on ABC, a fearless columnist and an award-winning playwright, Lui writes cutting satire that is both seductively subversive and thoroughly delightful.
Paige Rattray (Boys will be boys) directs a wonderful ensemble, featuring Tony Briggs (ABC TV’s Cleverman), Luke Carroll (The Hanging), Geoff Morrell (Vere Faith) Shari Sebbens (Battle of Waterloo) and Anthony Taufa (The Golden Age).