DARLINGHURST THEATRE COMPANY
ANNOUNCES 2018 SEASON

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An Act of God by David Javerbaum

Director: Richard Carroll & Mitchell Butel
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
2 Feb – 25 Feb

A wickedly clever comedy from the creator of, well, everything.

An Act of God is a wickedly intelligent, hilariously satiric conversation with God, who has chosen to inhabit the body of much loved Sydney theatre performer Mitchell Butel. Having grown weary of the Ten Commandments, God has come to correct mankind’s dire misconceptions about His teachings and deliver a radical re-write.

David Javerbaum is a 13-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer.

An Australian Premiere | For more info click here

 

The Sound of Waiting by Mary Anne Butler

Director: Suzanne Pereira
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
31 March – 22 April

A
story about hope and survival that cuts straight to the heart.

Written in response to Tony Abbott’s infamous comment, “Jesus knew there was a place for everything, and it’s not everyone’s place to come to Australia.The Sound of Waiting is a powerful poetic allegory for our times, exploring displacement, resilience and hope in a world that has closed its doors on humanity.

Mary Anne Butler is a multi-award winning writer from the Northern Territory. Her play Broken won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Literature and Drama.

A Sydney Premiere | For more info click here

 

Molière’s The Hypochondriac

In a new version by Hilary Bell
Director:
Jo Turner
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
9 Jun – 1 July

An irreverent and delicious farce where the old world meets the new.

Hilary Bell adapts Molière’s classic satire for contemporary Australian audiences. The Hypochondriac critiques a society of overdiagnosis and over-prescription that has us clamouring for short-cut fixes and pharmaceuticals.

A World Premiere | For more info click here

 

Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein

Director: Stephen Colyer
Musical Director: Phil Scott
Featuring: Simon Corfield
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
29 July – 26 August

All good things come in threes.
A heart felt revival of Harvey Fierstein’s classic play with music.

Funny and poignant, Harvey Feinstein’s intensely personal collection of three plays chronicles a Jewish New York drag-queen’s quest for love, respect and a life of which he can be proud. In celebration of Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s 25th Anniversary we reprise one of our all-time hit productions.

For more information click here

 

Maggie Stone by Caleb Lewis

Director: Sandra Eldridge
Featuring: Eliza Logan
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
28 Sep – 21 Oct

An honest portrait of modern Australia.

Meet Maggie Stone, the hard-hearted face of Australia’s belligerents. She’s a rude, prickly, fifty-something small loans officer who doesn’t owe the world a thing. Described by The Australian as “astutely incisive and often bitterly funny,” audiences will find the inherently flawed Maggie Stone frightfully familiar.

A Sydney premiere |For more info click here

 

Love by Patricia Cornelius

Director:
Rachel Chant
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
16 Nov – 9 Dec

An unapologetic, passionate and searing exploration of love.

Tanya, Annie and Lorenzo desperately seek love in a loveless world. Shackled by grinding poverty and substance abuse they’re difficult to like, let alone love. They’ve been abused, they’re abusive, but it is love in all its distorted and mutated forms that holds them together.

Winner of the 2004 Wal Cherry Award for Play of the Year and a 2006 Awgie Award for stage.

A Sydney mainstage premiere | For more info click here

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