27 January, 2017 Michael McCallum

Sydney Theatre Company Season 2017

The 2017 season is described as ‘smart, fun & …controversial’, and also harks back to the best of 80’s theatre.

Away will be a revisit for some, a popular HSC text, so those seeing it can bring to life those school studies in an engaging manner. Gow’s text allows for a myriad of interpretations, so this one is should be a delight.

Likewise, Popular Mechanicals was a laugh a minute for those who love some Shakespearean slapstick. The original Belvoir production had one of the best farting scenes in Sydney theatre, and you’ve got to love a good fart joke. A great production for all the family.

Another gem is Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9 with humour, sexuality and obscene language this play from the late seventies is sure to confront the contemporary audience as it explores colonialism .

Yes, smart, fun and controversial are the words to describe STC’s 2017 season.