Artistic Director Louise Fischer has announced New Theatre’s program for the first half of the 2020 season.

“In a departure from previous years, we’ve decided to keep the latter part of the year a secret – giving our fans two bites of the cherry and providing a perfect excuse for a mid-year party!” said Fischer.

From February to July, New Theatre is presenting a quartet of extraordinary plays.

First up is the Australian premiere of a very funny and subversive political satire from the US, Topher Payne’s ANGRY FAGS, directed by Mark G Nagle (Fucking Men) and presented as part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

We follow this with the welcome return of a modern Australian multi-cultural, multi-generational story of an unlikely but deeply rewarding friendship: NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH by Lally Katz. directed by Trudy Ritchie, who was assistant director this year on Once in Royal David’s City.

In April/May comes the world premiere of a brilliant new stage version of one of the 20th century’s most profoundly influential novels: ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell, adapted and directed by Saro Lusty-Cavallari, an exciting emerging talent making his New Theatre debut.

To round off the first half of the year, we’re taking a new and revelatory look at an Olivier Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning American contemporary classic: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by David Mamet, directed by Louise Fischer (The Grapes of Wrath, August: Osage County).

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