September 4, 2014
Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company Andrew Upton has just unveiled their 2015 season and it’s a massive one. It includes Geoffrey Rush and Neil Armfield teaming up for King Lear. Rush has not been seen on Australian stages since The Diary Of Madman at Belvoir in 2011. It is also confirmed that Robyn Nevin is The Fool, Mark Leonard Winterwill play Edgar and Meyne Wyatt is Edmund.
In a further investigation into Samuel Beckett, following STC’s Waiting For Godot in 2013, Hugo Weaving and Andrew Upton will team up again to bring us, Endgame [pictured, right]. Hugo Weaving will assistant-directing and star. This Beckett work is also being staged in MTC’s 2015 season.
Cate Blanchett will star alongside Richard Roxburgh in the world premier of Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Chekhov’s first full-length play Platonov, retitled ThePresent [pictured, left].
Where 2014 had some amazing male duos (Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz doing Tom, for example) next year’s match-ups promise some great female pairings.
Robyn Nevin and Eryn Jean Norvill in Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer, to be directed by Kip Williams; Kath & Kim’s Jane Turner making her STC debut as one half of a quaintly feuding mother/daughter combo in the Australian premiere of April De Angelis’Jumpy; and a dark and sinister mentor/protégé relationship between two women in the male-dominated world of currency trading drives Boys Will Be Boys, the new play from Melissa Bubnic that will be directed by Paige Rattray in its world premiere season.
After Dinner— 15 Jan to 7 Mar, Wharf 1
Suddenly Last Summer — 9 Feb to 21 Mar, Sydney Opera House
Riverrun — 10 Mar to 11 Apr, Wharf 2
Storm Boy — 24 Apr to 17 May, Wharf 1
Jumpy — 26 Mar to 16 May, Sydney Opera House
Endgame — 31 Mar to 9 May, Sydney Theatre
Boys Will Be Boys — 16 Apr to 9 May, Wharf 2
Battle Of Waterloo — 1 Jun to 27 Jun, Wharf 1
Love And Information — 9 Jul to 15 Aug, Wharf 1
The Present — 4 Aug to 19 Sep, Sydney Theatre
Death And The Maiden — 28 Aug to 10 Oct, Wharf 1
The Wharf Revue 2015 — 21 Oct to 19 Dec, Wharf 1
Arms And The Man — 14 Sep to 31 Oct, Sydney Opera House
Orlando — 9 Nov to 19 Dec, Sydney Opera House
King Lear — 24 Nov to 9 Jan 2016, Sydney Theatre