In its returning season, a fresh take on an Alfred Hitchcock classic The 39 Steps is a marvellous example of a strong ensemble driven physical theatre comedy.
From an all-female version of an Australian classic to the return of a record-breaking hit comedy and a festival highlight starring one of Australia’s brightest musical theatre personalities, State Theatre Company’s 2019 season places audiences in the thrilling predicament of the present.
This 'The 39 Steps' is a funny, good natured send-up of the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie that was in turn based on John Buchan's famous British thriller novel.
Cat Commander's play charts the relationship of two lovers through a series of vignettes representing their irregular meetings over a period of several years.
In Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare called them Rude Mechanicals, common folk who want to perform for the Prince and maybe win his favour.
This is not a comfortable play by any means, but, like a very good book that one just can’t put down, one can’t help but watch this story unfold.
Far from the Madding Crowd is based on Thomas Hardy’s pastoral novel, set in the mid-nineteenth century. It follows the coming-of-age of Miss Bathsheba Everdene as she struggles to run a farm in a patriarchal Victorian society.