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Archive: Josh McConville

Date posted: 26 Feb 2014Author: STC Production: Cloud Nine, A Midsummer Night's Dream, All My Sons, Arcadia, Hay Fever, After Dinner, Cyrano de Bergerac

From charming gent to menacing killer, Josh McConville has shown he's adept at everything from slapstick to Shakespeare. With an ever-increasing body of work here at STC, it seems timely to look back at the productions this rising star has appeared in.

 

GALLIPOLI (2008)

Josh's first appearance with STC came when he was still studying acting at NIDA. In 2008, our production of Gallipoli featured an ensemble of 3rd year NIDA students in STC as a chorus of soldiers. (Photo: Brett Boardman)

Gallipoli


IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY (2011)

Josh next appeared three years later in 2011, but it was worth the wait. That year, he made up for any lost time by appearing in three productions. First up, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, where Josh's sideburns and Jacqueline MacKenzie got very comfy on the furniture. (Photo: Brett Boardman) 

In the Next Room


LOOT (2011)

Then there was Loot. Directed by Richard Cottrell, Loot is playwright Joe Orton at his farciest. Here, Josh rubs shoulders with Robin Goldsworthy. (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)

Loot


GROSS UND KLEIN (2011)

Rounding out a big year for Josh was the blockbuster Gross und Klein, directed by Benedict Andrews, which then toured to Europe. Here, he's enjoying a tipple with Sophie Ross. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

Gross und Klein


ROMEO AND JULIET (2013)

In 2013, Josh put his angry face on to play Tybalt in Kip Williams' production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Eamon Farren (as Mercutio) got the rough end of the bargain in this fight scene; Dylan Young (as Romeo) would go on to avenge his fallen friend. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

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NOISES OFF (2014)

Josh returned to British farce in 2014 with Michael Frayn's classic Noises Off. In Julie Lynch's eye-popping costumes, Josh fell forwards, backwards, sideways and head-first down stairs. Here he is coming a cropper in front of Genevieve Lemon and then calling the constabulary with Ash Ricardo. (Photos: Brett Boardman)

Noises Off

Noises Off


MOJO (2014)

Later in 2014, he stayed with the Brits but changed up the era in Mojo, set in the scummy underworld of 1950s London. (Photo: Brett Boardman)


CYRANO DE BERGERAC (2014)

Capping off the year, Josh donned a fetching wig and an outrageous costume, designed by Alice Babidge and Renée Mulder, when he played De Guiche in Cyrano de Bergerac. (Photo: Brett Boardman)


AFTER DINNER (2015)

Josh returned in 2015 for Imara Savage's hilarious production of Andrew Bovell's first play, After Dinner, alongside Glenn Hazeldine. (Photo: Brett Boardman)


ARCADIA (2016)

In 2016, Josh will be busier than ever on the STC stage. He kicked off the year playing a literary don opposite Andrea Demetriades in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)


HAY FEVER (2016)

His next character for the year was the rather less bookish Sandy Tyrell in Noël Coward's classic comedy Hay Fever. Here he is entertaining Heather Mitchell in the tub. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)


ALL MY SONS (2016)

In Arthur Miller's All My Sons, Josh played George Deever, whose entrance kicks the unfolding drama into high gear. The first thing on his mind is stopping his sister Ann, played by Eryn Jean Norvill, from marrying Chris Keller, played by Chris Ryan. (Photo: Zan Wimberley)

 

 

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