News: 2016 Season casting update

Date posted: 13 Jul 2016Author: STC

Cast and creatives continue to come on board for our 2016 productions. We will be welcoming both new and familiar faces to our stages this year and we’re excited to share the following updates with you.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Heading into the forest of dark magic together with an exceptional ensemble cast are newcomers Emma Harvie, Jay James-Moody, Rose Riley (fresh from the Malthouse season of Belvoir's The Glass Menagerie) and Rahel Romahn (ABC TV's Janet King), and STC favourites Matthew Backer (Orlando), Susan Prior (The Present) and Bruce Spence (The Secret River, Endgame).

Working with Resident Director Kip Williams on realising his striking new vision are Costume Designer Alice Babidge (All My Sons, The Present), Composer Chris Williams and Sound Designer Nate Edmondson.

Power Plays

Vanessa Downing (Pygmalion) is the latest addition to the ensemble cast who will guide us through the five 20-minute plays on the theme of power by some of Australia's finest writers.

The Wharf Revue 2016

Musical theatre and comedy stalwart Katrina Retallick will be joining The Wharf Revue creators Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott to bring you this year's political sillies.

A Flea in Her Ear

With a new adaptation by Andrew Upton, elaborate costumes by Gabriela Tylesova and director Simon Phillips at the helm, A Flea in Her Ear is shaping up to be one of the comedy highlights of 2016. Harriet Dyer (Hay Fever, Machinal), Leon Ford, Harry Greenwood (Fury), Josh McConville (All My Sons, Hay Fever, Arcadia) and Justin Smith (Arcadia) join an exceptional comedy cast.


The final peg in David Mamet's fast-talking three-hander about the perils of show-business, Damon Herriman joins Rose Byrne and Lachy Hulme as studio executive Bobby Gould.