Having started the year with a hugely successful production of that most famous of plays “Hamlet”– Independent Theatre is now turning its sights on one of the American theatre’s best-loved comedies – Thornton Wilder’s 1954 Edinburgh Festival hit – The Matchmaker

This classic comedy was first staged at the Edinburgh Festival and Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End, before opening on Broadway in 1955 at the Royale Theatre, completing its run of 486 performances.

The wild success of the play led to two film adaptations, most notably Hello, Dolly! with Barbra Streisand in the lead role.

However the play itself is still regarded as a far richer and funnier experience and Independent Theatre is proud to bring it the stage once again.

August 5 – 13

www.independenttheatre.org.au

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