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Archive: Justine Clarke

Date posted: 1 Jun 2017Author: STC Production: Muriel’s Wedding the Musical

Justine Clarke has been seen on STC’s stages since 1996, when she made her debut with us in the darkly hilarious play Stiffs. Of course, alongside her numerous theatre roles, Justine has also enjoyed an extensive screen career, with recent roles in House Husbands, Tangle and Love My Way, as well as 11 years as a presenter on Play School. In 2017, she returns to STC for Muriel's Wedding the Musical, playing Muriel's mum, Betty Heslop.

 

STIFFS (1996)

Justine’s debut with STC came as Stella in Karin Mainwaring’s farce Stiffs.

Justine Clarke, Nicki Wendt and Denise Kirby in STC’s Stiffs, 1996 (Photo: Tracey Schramm)
Justine Clarke, Nicki Wendt and Denise Kirby in STC’s Stiffs, 1996 (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

 


THE HERBAL BED (1997)

The following year she played Hester Fletcher in Peter Whelan’s The Herbal Bed

Angie Milliken and Justine Clarke in STC’s The Herbal Bed, 1997 (Photo: Tracey Schramm)
Angie Milliken and Justine Clarke in STC’s The Herbal Bed, 1997 (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

 


CYRANO DE BERGERAC (1999)

In an adaptation by Andrew Upton, Justine played Cyrano's muse Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac.

Justine Clarke and Jeremy Sims in STC’s Cyrano de Bergerac, 1999 (Photo: Tracey Schramm)
Justine Clarke and Jeremy Sims in STC’s Cyrano de Bergerac, 1999 (Photo: Tracey Schramm)

 


A MAN WITH FIVE CHILDREN (2002)

Justine appeared in the world premiere of Nick Enright’s A Man with Five Children in 2002 as Annie. 

Travis McMahon and Justine Clarke in STC’s A Man with Five Children, 2002 (Photo:  Heidrun Löhr)
Travis McMahon and Justine Clarke in STC’s A Man with Five Children, 2002 (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)

 


HEDDA GABLER (2004, 2006)

In 2004, Justine appeared alongside Cate Blanchett and Hugo Weaving in Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Hedda Gabler. Two years later, Justine travelled with this production on its tour to New York. 

Justine Clarke in STC’s Hedda Gabler, 2004 (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)
Justine Clarke in STC’s Hedda Gabler, 2004 (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)

 


A KIND OF ALASKA / REUNION (2006)

In this double bill, Justine played Pauline in Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska, directed by Cate Blanchett. In David Mamet’s Reunion, directed by Andrew Upton, she played Caroline. 

Elaine Lee and Justine Clarke in STC’s A Kind of Alaska, 2006 (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)
Elaine Lee and Justine Clarke in STC’s A Kind of Alaska, 2006 (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)
Justine Clarke in STC’s Reunion, 2006 (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)
Justine Clarke in STC’s Reunion, 2006 (Photo: Heidrun Löhr)

 


THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA (2009)

Diving into the world of a young woman who suffers from a dissociative identity disorder, Justine starred as Lisa in The Wonderful World of Dissocia.

Justine Clarke in STC’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia, 2009 (Photo: Brett Boardman)
Justine Clarke in STC’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia, 2009 (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 


LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (2012)

Appearing once again alongside Hugo Weaving, Justine played La Presidente de Tourvel in Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Justine Clarke in STC’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, 2012 (Photo: Brett Boardman)
Justine Clarke in STC’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, 2012 (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 


CHILDREN OF THE SUN (2014)

Justine’s most recent role with STC was as Yelena in Maxim Gorky’s Children of the Sun, adapted by Andrew Upton and directed by Kip Williams.

Justine Clarke in STC’s Children of the Sun, 2014 (Photo: Brett Boardman)
Justine Clarke in STC’s Children of the Sun, 2014 (Photo: Brett Boardman)

 


 

Muriel’s Wedding the Musical, 6 Nov 2017 – 27 Jan 2018, Roslyn Packer Theatre

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