Gina Riley to join existing ensemble when North by Northwest returns in 2016

Arts Centre Melbourne with Kay + McLean Productions is delighted to confirm the cast of the 2016 season of North by Northwest, with Gina Riley joining the existing stellar line up.

Matt Day will reprise his role as man on the run Roger O. Thornhill alongside Amber McMahon as Eve Kendall, his cool and collected love interest, when the resoundingly successful stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic film returns to Arts Centre Melbourne in January.

Matt Hetherington, Nicholas Bell, Ian Bliss, Sheridan Harbridge, John Leary, Tony Llewllyn-Jones, Lucas Stibbard and Lachlan Woods will be returning to the production in 2016. Lyall Brooks is also an exciting addition to the cast.

Gina Riley joins the strong ensemble cast as Roger’s mother, unwittingly creating additional drama and bringing laughs with her well-meaning meddling.

Riley is currently appearing in Open Slather, a new sketch comedy series for The Comedy Channel. She will soon be seen on air in drama series The Beautiful Lie and comedy series Please Like Me, both for the ABC. Riley has appeared in Fast Forward, Full Frontal, and is the creator, writer, star and executive producer of Big Girl’s Blouse, Something Stupid and four enormously successful seasons of Kath & Kim.