Marking 50 years of David Williamson’s plays on Australian stages, this Melbourne Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre co-production is a high-octane, wisecracking commentary on contemporary values, opening on Wednesday 11 March at Southbank Theatre and directed by Sam Strong (Jasper Jones).
Welcome to the glittering jewel in Australia’s cultural crown – that sinkhole of ambition and superficiality we call Sydney. Colin is Australia’s most successful screenwriter, but since moving from Melbourne with his wife Kate, he’s been faced with a choice between art and commerce that will define his career forever. Meanwhile, Kate’s star is on the ascent and her latest publication has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Fame and fortune are there for the taking, but big surprises are in store for them both.
Nadine Garner (Photograph 51), Marg Downey (Kath & Kim), Rhys Muldoon (House Husbands), Jason Klarwein (Devil’s Playground), Ray Chong Nee (Antony and Cleopatra) and Megan Hind (Secret Bridesmaid’s Business) star in a fresh new take on David Williamson’s finest comedy, Emerald City.
March 6 – April 18