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SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY’S ‘WONNANGATTA’ : NEW SEATS RELEASED

New seats to Sydney Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed production of ‘Wonnangatta’ have been released. This is the result of the New South Wales Government allowing increased audience capacity. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly.
Wonnangatta

A haunting tale of mystery revenge

Written by Angus Cerini
Directed by Jessica Arthur
With Wayne Blair and Hugo Weaving

Wonnangatta Station, 1918. Two men arrive at a dark and empty farmhouse looking for the manager, their friend Jim Barclay. No one’s heard from him for more than a month. Something’s amiss. Then a grim discovery sets the men off on a journey across the harsh Australian terrain, looking for answers, maybe for revenge.

Angus Cerini’s multi-award-winning The Bleeding Tree was a sensation on its premier at Griffin Theatre and again when remounted by STC at The Wharf. In Wonnangatta, Cerini’s dark lyricism explores the Australian landscape – geographic and psychological – in a hard-driving yet poetic celebration of language and story.

Who better than theatrical powerhouses Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair to bring these words to life in an exciting world premiere production directed by Resident Director Jessica Arthur

This Australian gothic fable will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Wonnangatta was developed with the assistance of the Australian Writers’ Guild David Williamson Prize Development Grant.

Designer Jacob Nash Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory

21 September–31 October, Roslyn Packer Theatre

Approx. Duration: 1hr 30mins no interval Content: Infrequent strong language, violent imagery
Featured image : Hugo Weaving,  Director Jessica Arthur, Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams and Wayne Blair on stage at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney. Pic Prudence Upton

Sugarland

Elena Foreman and Dubs Yunupingu in SUGARLAND. Pic Tracey Schramm
Elena Foreman and Dubs Yunupingu in SUGARLAND. Pic Tracey Schramm

From time to time a new Australian production comes along that contains all the elements of great theatre – good writing, direction, acting and the accompanying creatives of lighting, sound, costume and set design.

SUGARLAND is all this and more.  Playwrights Rachael Coopes and Wayne Blair spent two months in the Northern Territory top end town of Katherine from 2011 to research their new play that was commissioned by ATYP (Australian Theatre for Young People). Continue reading Sugarland