#STC2023 Season

#STC2023 Season

Enter another world of thrills, heartbreak and adventure with 14 plays and 2 special add-ons.

Discover cutting-edge new Australian works, the best contemporary writing from overseas, award-winning hits and beloved classics. In 2023, theatre is a grand adventure and we can't wait to take you along for the ride!

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Walsh Bay
Sydney Theatre Company - On the Beach

On the Beach

Presented by Sydney Theatre Company

Two of our great theatre-makers join forces for this poetic story of community, dignity and love in dark times.
By Nevil Shute
Adapted for the stage by Tommy Murphy
Directed by Kip Williams

Two of Australia's great theatre-makers, Artistic Director Kip Williams and playwright Tommy Murphy (Foxtel's The Twelve, Holding the Man) join forces for this world premiere STC commission: a vast, poetic and haunting story of community, dignity and love in dark times.

In 1957, Nevil Shute's classic novel On the Beach introduced the world to an uncanny post-apocalyptic vision that sees Australia as one of the last surviving outposts of civilisation on a planet destroyed by nuclear fallout.
Two years later it was transformed into a classic film starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire.

A small group of friends in Melbourne – some local, some survivors from the US Navy – are living out their eerily prosaic lives and loves in the wake of World War III.
But when a mysterious distress call rings out across the Pacific Ocean, the characters are called to choose between duty to the ones they love and duty to the human race.

In the spirit of past productions like Chimerica and The Harp in the South: Part One and Part Two, Williams brings his sumptuous, innovative style to match Murphy's beautiful, soulful writing.
On the Beach is a new and gripping portrait of Australian society, a prescient insight into the times we are living through and a deeply poignant reverie on the indestructible power of human connection.

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Tue, 18th July to Sat, 12th August '23

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Sydney Theatre Company

Recognised as one of the world's most exciting and original theatre companies, Sydney Theatre Company is at the heart of Australia's cultural landscape. We present work at our home at The Wharf, the Roslyn Packer Theatre and at the Sydney…


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Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay is a theatre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The theatre is on Hickson Road at Walsh Bay, 150 metres west of The Wharf Theatre, opposite Pier 6/7 on Walsh Bay.
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