David Williamson’s trademark satirical pen finds razor-sharp form in this clever, stylish and sophisticated comedy set in the ruthless world of celebrity.

Overview

World premiere

Celia and Vicki were best friends at drama school, but the game of life has dealt them very different hands.

Celia is a high profile soap star earning ridiculous amounts of money and the requisite harbourside views. Meanwhile Vicki is scraping by in gritty, critically acclaimed roles in independent theatre.

When Vicki proposes they collaborate on an ambitious new film project, it could be a big opportunity for both of them to prove their mettle in the industry. But are Vicki’s motives as well-intentioned as they seem, or will jealousy rear its ugly head?

David Williamson’s trademark satirical pen finds razor-sharp form in this clever, stylish and sophisticated comedy set in the ruthless world of celebrity.

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“Adept at seizing on timely social issues… our most successful and prolific playwright” The Sydney Morning Herald

Cast & Creatives
David Williamson

David Williamson

Playwright

Mark Kilmurry

Mark Kilmurry

Director

Felicity Nicol

Felicity Nicol

Assistant Director

Claudia Barrie

Claudia Barrie

Cast

Zoe Carides

Zoe Carides

Cast

Aileen Huynh

Aileen Huynh

Cast

Matt Minto

Matt Minto

Cast

Jeremy Waters

Jeremy Waters

Cast

Ben Wood

Ben Wood

Cast

Melanie Liertz

Melanie Liertz

Set and Costume Designer

Nick Higgins

Nick Higgins

Lighting Designer

Bronte Schuftan

Bronte Schuftan

Stage Manager

Renata Beslik

Renata Beslik

Costume Supervisor

Director's Note

It is always a pleasure working on a new David Williamson play and particularly one that deals with issues underlining the make it or break it world of entertainment. THE BIG TIME has at its core loneliness, desperation, jealousy, ambition, betrayal while creating a world of likable characters that make us laugh. Quite an achievement given the themes. The play also has a sense of hope, struggling to make itself heard over the noise of ego. David is very good at finding the heightened essence of the world, at once allowing us to laugh and sympathise while recognising the truths of who we are. I feel my job as director is to do two things; cast really well and secondly; let the words fly. David Williamson has, as ever, done the hard work already .

Mark Kilmurry – Artistic Director

 

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