Announced earlier this year, Darlinghurst Theatre Company will open Eternity Playhouse with Arthur Miller’s ALL MY SONS, which will preview from November 1, and open on November 5.
We used to celebrate Guy Fawkes on that date and hopefully the date will auger well with a cracker show full of theatrical fireworks.
The choice of an American play to open a new venue by Darlinghurst Theatre Company follows the precedence set at their inaugural space in Greenknowe Avenue, where they premiered The Woolgatherer, a fairly ordinary play and a fairly ordinary production.
Fortunately the space played host to a number of home grown pieces, most notably Christopher Johnson’s works, one of which, The Young Tycoons, is being resurrected.
The 2014 season kicks off with the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos, perfectly timed to open around Mardi Gras. Wickedly funny lyrics accompany a live piano score in this quirky yet tender tale about family, growing up and what it means to be a man.
The impressive line-up continues with the fiercely satirical The Gigli Concert, the wickedly subversive comedy The Young Tycoons, the new Australian play Every Second by Vanessa Bates, Nick Payne’s West End hit Constellations, the return of the sell-out 2013 hit The Motherf**ker with the Hat and rounding off the season is the deliciously fast-paced comedy about love, loneliness, food and friendship, Nick Enright’s Daylight Saving.
The Eternity Playhouse is set to become a prominent and iconic theatre destination in Sydney. With its stunning architecture, brand new state-of the-art facilities and iconic place in Sydney’s history, the repurposed Burton Street Tabernacle will be a very special place to see live theatre.