Archive: STC tours the world

Date posted: 18 Jul 2012Author: STC

This week STC opens our production of Uncle Vanya at the Lincoln Center Festival. It is the latest in a long string of production we are proud to have taken overseas. We remember the good times on the road…

The first show STC ever took overseas was our 1981 production of Chicago, starring the utterly gorgeous duo Nancye Hayes and Geraldine Turner, which went to Hong Kong in 1983. (Photo: Brett Hilder)

In 1984 we took The Perfectionist to the Spoleto Festival in Charleston in the US. Originally produced in 1982, it starred Peter Carroll and Robyn Nevin. (Photo: Dennis del Favero)

Ruth Cracknell and Garry McDonald lead the cast in Emerald City which went to the Lyric Theatre in London in 1988. (Photo: Branco Gaica)

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, starring Michelle Fawdon and Jane Harders, was on the road in the same year, when it played at Theatre C, State University of New York. (Photo: E. Pantino)

Also in the Bicentennial year, the cast of STC's 1987 production of Away headed to the PepsiCo SUMMERFARE International Festival of Performing Arts at Purchase, New York. (Photo: Sandy Edwards)

Ronald Falk, Lois Ramsay, Director, Wayne Harrison, Carol Burns and Todd Boyce here pose charmingly in this fabulous pre-Photoshop promotional poster for the UK tour of On Top of the World, which played at the Warehouse Theatre, London in 1992.

John Gaden and Sean Kwan lead the cast for Great Expectations, which toured to the Grand Theatre at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre as part of the 14th Festival of Asian Arts, and was performed in Cantonese and English.

Sancia Robinson starred in What is the Matter with Mary Jane?, which appeared at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Festival, in 1995 (and was awarded Five Star, Pick-of-the-Fringe status during its Edinburgh Fringe Festival run) before touring to Hong Kong Fringe Club's Nestle Dairy Farm Theatre, in 1996. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

Colin Moody performed opposite Cate Blanchett in the Michael Gow written and directed work Sweet Phoebe, which had its UK premiere at the Warehouse Theatre, London, in 1995. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

Damon Herriman, Arky Michael, Charlotte Butler and Greg Melville-Smith starred in Two Weeks with the Queen, which went to South Africa in 1995.

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs has toured the world continuously since it first premiered as a co-production between Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Festival, by arrangement with Dein Perry and Nigel Triffitt, in 1995.

The collaboration between Dein Perry and STC continued with Steel City, which featured Emilee Gilbert, Rachel Schmalz, Melissa Gibson and Leah Howard (as well as another super-industrial set), and toured to Radio City Music Hall in New York in 2001.

Angie Milliken and Marcus Graham lead an enormous cast of 27 actors in The White Devil, which played at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in 2001. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

Elaine Crombie, Luke Carroll, Wayne Blair, David Page, Pauline Whyman and George Bostock were in The Cherry Pickers, 2001, which toured the UK in 2002. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

Cate Blanchett and Aden Young were part of the cast (that also included Justine Clarke and Hugo Weaving) for Hedda Gabler, which played at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York in 2006. (Photo: Heidrun Lohr)

Paula Arundell and Peter Kowitz battled it out in Blackbird, which toured to Wellington, New Zealand, for the New Zealand International Arts Festival in 2008, and then went to the Ruhrfest, Recklinghausen Festival in the same year. (Photo: Tania Kelley)

Juan Jackson and the (half-Australian, half-English) cast of STC and Out of Joint's The Convict's Opera, which played in Sydney in 2008 and then toured to many theatres across the UK in 2009. (Photo: Olivia Martin-McGuire)

Joel Edgerton, Cate Blanchett and Robin McLeavy were at the centre of our production of A Streetcar Named Desire, which toured to the Kennedy Centre in Washington, and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in 2009. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

Robyn Nevin, Luke Mullins, Todd van Voris and William Hurt were in Long Day's Journey into Night, which played in Sydney and then toured to Newmark Theatre, Portland, Oregon, both in 2010. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

Zindzi Okenyo, Karolien de Bleser, Tahki Saul and Charlotte de Bruyne were part of the Belgian-Australian cast that performed in STC and Ontroerend Goed's A History of Everything in Sydney in January this year, which has since toured Europe before performing at the Shakespeare Theatre in Chicago. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

Our mammoth production of Gross und Klein (Big and Small), which featured a cast including Robert Menzies, Cate Blanchett and Lynette Curran, toured this year to Theatre de la Ville in Paris, The Barbican in London, Wiener Festwochen and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

Now it is time for Uncle Vanya (with Richard Roxburgh in the title role) to go back on the road. The production, which opened in Sydney in 2010 and toured to the Kennedy Center in Washington, is due to open in New York on Saturday night. We wish them well... (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)