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This show is part of Collected Works 2017

Show details:

Synopsis

31 May–3 June 2017


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DON’T FOLLOW THE STORY. BE THE STORY.

John Behan is a talkback radio host with the city in the palm of his hand. He fills the airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. But, yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, a trial-by-media threatens to get out of control.

Locking himself in his studio and broadcasting live, John Behan is not going to go quietly, even if a life is on the line. Across town, the hunt is on for a sensational story. One that reveals the truth? Perhaps. One that keeps journalists in a job? More likely.

In Talk, writer and director Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) sets his eyes squarely on modern journalism, social media and the 24-hour news cycle. When everyone has a megaphone, who’s listening?

The charismatic John Waters, fresh from a villainous turn on ABC’s Rake, and as the womanising charmer Darcy Proudman in 10’s Offspring, is back with Sydney Theatre Company for the first time in over a decade. With him is a wonderful cast, including Peter Kowitz (ABC’s Janet King and Crownies), Helen Christinson (The 39 Steps), Valerie Bader (The Wharf Revue) and Andrew Tighe (Much Ado About Nothing and The Hansard Monologues). You’ll want to tune in.

Dates

Gala Opening – Wednesday 31 May, 8pm

Thursday 1 June, 8pm

Friday 2 June, 8pm

Saturday 3 June, 2pm & 8pm

Credits

PRESENTED BY
Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Sydney Theatre Company production

DIRECTOR
Jonathan Biggins

DESIGNER
Mark Thompson

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Trent Suidgeest

COMPOSER/ SOUND DESIGNER
Steve Francis

 

CAST
Valerie Bader
Helen Christinson
Paige Gardiner
Peter Kowitz
Lucia Mastrantone
Kenneth Moraleda
Andrew Tighe
Hannah Waterman
John Waters
Ben Wood

 

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre presents a Sydney Theatre Company production

CATEGORY
Theatre

DURATION
100 minutes with no interval.

WARNING
Show contains strong language and adult themes.

SUIT CHILDREN? 
TBC

Group Bookings:
Group tickets are not available online.
To make a group booking, please phone
(02) 6275 2700 during business hours or
email groups@canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Venue:
The Playhouse
2017 seating plan The Playhouse
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Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Access

Tactile TourTACTILE TOUR
Saturday 3 June, 12.30pm

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 3 June, 2pm

Closed CaptionedCAPTIONED
Saturday 3 June, 2pm

Take Part

GO BEYOND THE EXPERIENCE
The power of performing arts is increased when patrons engage actively with the stories above and beyond their experience in the auditorium.

Take PartPOST SHOW Q&A
Thursday 1 June

Seating Plan

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Video

Q&A with Jonathan Biggins

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