Theatre Review: RBG: Of Many, One reminds us how far we’ve come and how much we stand to lose

November 13, 2022

Make no mistake, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a bad-ass. The late US Supreme Court Justice didn’t get a name like ‘The Notorious RBG’ for standing in the shadows. This feminist icon is the inspiration for the new Sydney Theatre production RBG: Of Many, One and is a truly inspiring show. Heather Miller is incredible in […]

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Theatre Review: STC’s The Father could not be in better hands than those of John Bell (Performances to 21st August)

August 26, 2017

Dementia is a truly terrifying condition, one that attacks the very sense of self. It affects not only the sufferer but also those closest to them in the most distressing of ways. In Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Father this distress is both portrayed and felt keenly, even when the play itself deliberately makes […]

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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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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 (Puck) on STC’s dark new interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

September 17, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company’s dark new interpretation of the beloved Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream opened at the Sydney Opera House this week. An interpretation that is anything but a fairytale. We caught up with Matt Backer during tech week to chat about this thrilling new production and about his character Puck, or who I shall henceforth refer […]

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Sydney Theatre Company announces programme for 2017 season

September 12, 2016

With fifteen shows spread across four venues, Sydney Theatre Company’s 2017 season aims to “challenge, stir, and entertain” audiences, with a diverse and exciting lineup, including a musical version of Aussie classic Muriel’s Wedding. Speaking of the program, STC’s Interim Artistic Director Kip Williams said: “We are excited to present a diverse season in 2017, […]

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Josh McConville on getting into the head of a donkey and the darker side of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 14, 2016

Next month Sydney Theatre Company will be taking on Shakespeare’s whimsical tale of fairies and magic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But it seems not all will be flittering wings and glittering sparkles in this latest adaption by the company’s interim artistic director Kip Williams. We caught up with STC favourite Josh McConville during rehearsals to discuss this […]

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Angela Betzien’s The Hanging to receive world premiere this July

June 30, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company are set to start a run of The Hanging, by 2013 Patrick White Fellow Angela Betzien in late July. The production will feature Puberty Blues and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries actress Ashleigh Cummings in her STC debut. The Hanging follows the aftermath of the disappearance of three teenage girls in the Melbourne hinterland. When […]

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