Simon Stone

Review: National Theatre Live puts on their best work yet with YERMA (In Select Cinemas from October 14th)

October 6, 2017

Oftentimes, a contemporary theatrical work can leave a strong impression on an audience, but none more so than the modern-day adaptation of Federico García Lorca‘s YERMA. Directed and re-written by Australian Simon Stone is a radical production of this intense Lorca masterpiece. Starring Billie Piper in her Olivier Award-winning role, and joined by acclaimed Australian actor Brendan Cowell sees the […]

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Interview: Geraldine Hakewill talks about her upcoming role as Lady Macbeth and how Shakespeare’s work continues to translate in 2017

May 29, 2017

It’s one of Shakepeare‘s most famous tragedies and the Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) is bringing Macbeth to audiences with a modern day touch. Starring none other than Aussie actor Jai Courtney in the title role and Geraldine Hakewill as Lady Macbeth, this is sure to be an outstanding season of Australian theatre. Macbeth opens next week and the cast […]

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Film Review: The Daughter (Australia, 2016)

March 21, 2016

The Daughter brings together an incredible Australian cast with Director and Writer Simon Stone, who penned the Belvoir adaptation and marks his screen debut debut here, as did Cowell with Guthrie. The 1884 Norwegian play has been transformed here into an Australian family drama (though the duck, naturally, remains present), set on the NSW South Coast, focusing on a family and […]

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Exclusive Interview: Director Simon Stone on moving from stage to screen with The Daughter

March 7, 2016

Last year, the breathtaking Australian film The Daughter made its debut at the Sydney Film Festival, and later this month, the film is finally seeing the wide release it deserves (read our interviewer’s four and a half star review of the film HERE). The film is based on Director Simon Stone’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild […]

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Simon Stone, Odessa Young & Ewen Leslie to appear at Sydney and Melbourne Q&A sessions for The Daughter

January 30, 2016

Writer and director Simon Stone and actors Odessa Young (Looking For Grace) and Ewen Leslie (Dead Leslie) will be appearing in the Q&A sessions for their new film, The Daughter. The sessions will be moderated by film critic David Stratton and film and media editor Michael Bodey, with  preview screenings being held at Palace Verona, Sydney and Palace Cinema […]

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Australian film The Daughter to premiere at Sydney Film Festival

May 22, 2015

The upcoming Sydney Film Festival will play host to the premiere of Australian feature film The Daughter. Starring Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Paul Schneider and Geoffery Rush, The Daughter follows Christian (Schneider), who returns to his hometown, reunites with his childhood friend, and discovers family secrets that could tear everyone’s lives apart. The Daughter is […]

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