#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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Julia

Julia

Presented by Sydney Theatre Company
An intimate and compelling production that brings the story behind the 'misogyny speech' to life.

In 2012 Julia Gillard, Australia's first female prime minister, gave a speech that sent shockwaves around the world.

Now, ten years later, one of Australia's most esteemed and celebrated playwrights, Joanna Murray-Smith, brings the human story behind that speech to the stage.

Julia is an extraordinary new play that will see the glorious Justine Clarke (Children of the Sun) embody the life and career that led to the ‘misogyny speech', in a phenomenal performance directed by Helpmann Award-winning Sarah Goodes (The Children).


This is both an intimate and compelling insight into the person behind the public mask, and a reflection on the experience of women in contemporary politics.
Combining genuine excerpts from Gillard's speech with Murray-Smith's incredible dramatic imagination this play is also a thrilling coming together of history and art.

Around the world, we are seeing the most profound rollbacks to women's rights legislation in two generations.
At the same time, there have been encouraging strides forward in the representation of women in positions of power, both at home and abroad. In this climate, Julia is a rousing and energising reminder of where we've come from and an empowering imagining of the challenges we've yet to face.

By Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Sarah Goodes

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Thu, 30th March to Sat, 13th May '23

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Sydney

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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Strong language

Sydney Opera House

Set below the famous white sails the Forecourt to the south and the Northern Broadwalk both offer patrons stunning harbour and city views and the backdrop for a once in a lifetime event. The Forecourt offers the largest capacity of any Opera House venue and has hosted a number of large-scale concerts including Florence and the Machine and Crowded House as well as welcoming international icons such as Oprah. The Forecourt has a standing capacity for up to 6000 general admission and the Northern Broadwalk has a standing capacity for up to 2400 general admission.
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