Matt Backer

Interview: Matthew Backer talks being on Cloud Nine with this most complex play (now playing in Sydney!)

July 12, 2017

Scandalously funny, thought-provoking and heartbreaking, Cloud Nine is an enduring theatrical masterpiece. However, after seeing it last week we had some questions… and who better to answer them then someone close to the heart of it all? Cue Matthew Backer, who takes on the dual roles of Joshua and Gerry in the production, and who has managed to dish […]

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Theatre Review: STC’s Cloud Nine does much to draw you in to this most powerful play (Performances to August 12th)

July 9, 2017

In a bleak midwinter comes forth STC’s Cloud Nine– surprising, hilarious, shocking and magnificent. The staging bespokes a Kip Williams production in its minimal design, allowing focus to solely rest upon its carefully selected cast. A layer of dirt covers the ground, upon it a glass box to which the actors retire occasionally to be […]

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Only Heaven Knows at the Hayes is quite simply a real beaut of a musical

June 12, 2017

I was a week late to the game on seeing this one, as I was overseas during opening week, and try as I might I couldn’t help watching as the glowing reviews went up one by one. I mean really, with the likes of Hayden Tee and Matthew Backer I knew Hayes was on another winner, […]

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Talking things Only Heaven Knows with Matt Backer

May 17, 2017

Only Heaven Knows is a beloved musical set in the 1940s and 1950s, telling the story of one young man’s discovery of love and life in Sydney.  Having just finished his critically acclaimed Puck in STC’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Sydney Opera House, Matthew Backer will now make his Hayes Theatre Co. debut as Alan in Only Heaven Knows. […]

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Matthew Backer on political thriller Chimerica, Kip Williams rehearsal rooms and the “Tank Man”

February 12, 2017

Inspired by one of the 20th century’s most powerful images, the photograph “Tank Man”, Chimerica tackles two decades of complex US-China relations alongside the personal stories that exist beyond the margins of history. We caught up with Matthew Backer during rehearsals to talk about this geopolitical thriller and what to expect from this latest production by Sydney […]

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Matt Backer on the fabulous frocks and brutal violence of new Australian play Ladies Day

February 10, 2016

Ladies Day takes its audience to the festivities of the Broome races, complete with swishy hemlines, debonair gents and fascinators galore. Amongst the fabulous frocks is a brutal act of violence. It’s a play that is really funny until it’s not. We caught up with Matt Backer, who stars in the world premiere of this […]

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