Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta has unveiled their 2019 season including three Australian premieres and a newly commissioned work.
In its fourth year of bringing powerful and inspiring works to the stage, the NTofP program focuses on identity and celebrates diversity.
In 2019, NTofP presents the productions Grounded by George Brandt, Girl in the Machine by Stef Smith, Comedy of Errors adapted by Hilary Bell and White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King, a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company.
NATIONAL THEATRE OF PARRAMATTA’S SEASON 2019: GROUNDED – 14th to 23rd March Director: Dominic Mercer Playwright: George Brant With: Emily Havea The story follows an ace fighter pilot whose career in the sky changes to “Chairforce” due to an unexpected pregnancy. An acclaimed work, Grounded has won multiple awards internationally. GIRL IN THE MACHINE – 20th to 29th June (Australian premiere) Director: Claudia Barrie Playwright: Stef Smith With: Brandon McClelland and Chantelle Jamieson A gripping story about love, humanity and the intrusiveness of technology. Set in a dystopian future, Girl in the Machine questions whether love is enough in this brave new world, and asks the ultimate question – Do you want to live forever? COMEDY OF ERRORS – 10th to 14th September Director: Stefo Nantsou Playwright: William Shakespeare Adapted by: Hilary Bell With: Gabriel Fancourt, Bilal Hafda, Mansoor Noor, Julia Ohannessian and Kate Worsley A glorious funny theatrical experience which explores two cities, two sets of twins, love and death, mistaken identity and identity theft. WHITE PEARL – In association with Sydney Theatre Company. 24th October to 9th November (Australian premiere) Director: Priscilla Jackman Playwright: Anchuli Felicia King With: Merlynn Tong This sassy and bitingly hilarious work provides an entertaining portrait of toxic corporate culture, casual racism and the complexity of pan-Asian relations.