THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL
By Anne Brontë
An adaptation by Emme Hoy
Directed by Jessica Arthur
When Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was published in 1848, it became an instant sensation. Now, Sydney Theatre Company is thrilled to be mounting a new adaptation of this groundbreaking novel. Playwright Emme Hoy last shared her spectacular gift for shining new light on classic texts with the original monologues she penned for STC’s 2018 production of Saint Joan. Now, almost two centuries after The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’s scandalous publication, Hoy mines this pioneering classic to produce a charming, ingenious, and passionate period drama for the twenty-first century.
Danielle Catanzariti - Arthur Graham
Sydney Theatre Company: Black Bird. Other Theatre: Windmill Theatre: Fugitive, Girl Who Cried Wolf. Arts Radar: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Brink: Land and Sea. State Theatre Company of South Australia: Babyteeth. Windmill and State Theatre Company of South Australia: Pinocchio. Catnip Productions: The Nether. Singsby Theatre Company: Emil and the Detectives. SugarRum Productions: Anatomy of a Suicide. Film: includes Hey, Hey It’s Esther Blueberger, Closed for Winter, Girl Asleep, Miles. TV: includes All Saints, Almost Midnight, LOVE CHILD, Spongo, Fuzz & Jalapena. Short Film: Dead End. Awards: AFI Award for Best Young Actor (Hey, Hey It’s Esther Blueburger).
Remy Hii - Gilbert Markham
Sydney Theatre Company: The Golden Age. Other Theatre: Playwriting Australia: In the Violet Time, Australian Gothic. Queensland Theatre: The Estimator. Film: Blaze, The Princess Switch 3: Romancing The Star, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Crazy Rich Asians, 2:22. TV: Wellmania, Aftertaste, Arcane, Harrow, Sisters, Marco Polo, Neighbours, Better Man, H20 Just Add Water. Awards: 2014 Heath Ledger Scholarship Finalist, 2014 Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer (Better Man). Training: NIDA.
Tara Morice - Rachel/Mrs Markham/Aunt
Sydney Theatre Company: A Cheery Soul, Harp in The South, Morning Sacrifice, Love for Love, Secret Bridesmaid’s Business, Rome Tremble, 1841 and Haircut/Strictly Ballroom/Angels (Six Years Old Company in conjunction with STC). Other Theatre: includes Belvoir: Once In Royal David’s City, The Laramie Project. Griffin Theatre Company: Good Cook. Friendly. Clean, Wolf Lullaby, The Moonwalkers, After Dinner. Ensemble Theatre: Good People, Animals Out of Paper, Abigail’s Party, Spinning into Butter, Sweet Road, Mongrels. State Theatre Company of South Australia: 1841, Dance Nation. Queensland Theatre: The Venetian Twins. Bell Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, Richard the Third. Seymour Centre: The Museum of Modern Love. ATYP/Camp Sugar Productions: The Deb. Film: includes Strictly Ballroom, Metal Skin, Square One, Hotel Sorrento, Hildegarde, Moulin Rouge, Candy, Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance, Miracle Fish, Oranges & Sunshine, Dance Academy: The Movie, Reaching Distance, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, The Home Team, Carmen. TV: includes Dance Academy, Winter, Answered By Fire, After The Deluge, McLeod’s Daughters, Grass Roots, Dogwoman, Salem’s Lot, Loot, Something In The Air, A Difficult Woman, Water Rats, GP, Play School. As Director: My Biggest Fan (SBS). Awards: 1992 Variety Club Heart Award for Best Film Actress (Strictly Ballroom), Ansett Australian Star of The Year 1995 Gold Coast Movie Awards. Nominations: BAFTA, AFI and Film Critics Circle (Strictly Ballroom) Helpmann Award (Fat Swan) Victorian Green Room Award (The Venetian Twins). Training: NIDA.
Tuuli Narkle - Helen Graham
Sydney Theatre Company: Black is the New White (Tour). Other Theatre: Performing Lines: Sunshine Super Girl. Belvoir: Winyanboga Yurringa. Artplay: Crumbs. Blueroom Independent Theatre: Stories From Suburban Road. Illbigeri Theatre: Stolen. TV: Bad Behaviour, Mystery Road S3. Webseries: All My Friends Are Racists. Training: NIDA.
Ben O’Toole - Arthur Huntingdon
Sydney Theatre Company: Harp In The South, Mojo. Other Theatre: Old Fitz Theatre: Freak Winds, Men. Melbourne Theatre Company: The Sublime. Black Swan Theatre Company: Death Of A Salesman, Boy Gets Girl. Film: Bloody Hell, Nekrotronic, 12 Strong, Detroit, Everybody Loves Somebody, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner. TV: Barons, Amazing Grace, Halifax: Retribution, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, Love Child Seasons. Short Film: Problem Play, Factory 293, Manos Arriba. Training: WAAPA.
Steve Rodgers - Reverend/Walter Hargrave
Sydney Theatre Company: The Torrents, Power Plays, I Want to Dance Better at Parties, Riflemind, Democracy, The Miser, Three Sisters, She Stoops To Conquer, The Comedy Of Errors, As You Like It. Other Theatre: Belvoir: Every Brilliant Thing, Jasper Jones, The Wild Duck, A Christmas Carol, The Kiss, Measure for Measure, The Pillow Man, Twelfth Night, Cloudstreet, Night on Bald Mountain, The Blind Giant Is Dancing. Griffin Theatre Company: Diving for Pearls, 8 Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography, A Rabbit for Kim Jong Il. Dreams in White. Ensemble Theatre: The Odd Couple, Humble Boy, The Boys Next Door, All My Sons, Lobby Hero. Diving for Pearls. Pork Chop: Last Cab to Darwin. Burning House: That Eye the Sky. Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Porgy & Bess. Bell Shakespeare: Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra. As Writer: Belvoir: Rays Tempest (with MTC), Savage River (with MTC), Food (with Force Majeure), Jesus Wants Me for A Sunbeam (with National Theatre of Parramatta). Ensemble Theatre: Kenny. The Old Fitz: King of Pigs (Old with Critical Stages). Film: includes The Land, Liberty Street, Safety Net, The Daughter, Goldstone, Relic, Men’s Group, The Bank, Oscar and Lucinda, Bitter and Twisted. TV: includes Bump, Rosehaven, Upright, Kiki and Kitty, Pulse, The Code, Offspring, Rake, The Moodys. Paper Giants 2 – Magazine Wars, Terra Nova, My Place, All Saints, Home and Away, Water Rats, A Country Practice. Awards: 2021 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award (The Future Is History) Nominations: 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Play (8 Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography), 2014 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Mainstream Production (8 Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography), 2008 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Pillowman). Training: Western Sydney University (Theatre Nepean).
Eliza Scott - Mary Millward/Milicent Hattersley & Musician
Sydney Theatre Company: Debut. Other Theatre: As Actor: Old Fitz Theatre: CHORUS. Old 505 Theatre: Homesick. KXT: Two Hearts. Factory Theatre: Wasted. As Writer & Performer: KXT and 107 Projects: Pollon. BRAND X: Young and Gorgeous, Petite Suite. As Assistant Director: KXT: Symphonie Fantastique. Training: ACA.
Anthony Taufa - Frederick Lawrence/Lord Lowborough
Sydney Theatre Company: Triple X (as understudy), Home, I’m Darling, Black is the New White (National Tour), How to Rule the World, A Cheery Soul, Saint Joan, Black is the New White, Cloud 9, The Golden Age, Orlando, Love and Information (with Malthouse Theatre). Other Theatre: Bell Shakespeare: The Misanthrope (with Griffin Theatre Company), Merchant of Venice, Comedy of Errors. Queensland Theatre: An Octaroon. Theatre of Image: Monkey... Journey to the West. Griffin Independent: The Brothers Size. Darlinghurst Theatre: 10,000 Beers. Sydney Shakespeare Company: Othello. King’s Men: Othello. Optic Verve: Manbeth. Film: Zombie Bro, Down Under, Super Awesome! TV: Wolf Like Me, Bump, Mr Inbetween. Other: 2012 Bell Shakespeare Learning Ensemble. Training: NIDA, Young Rock.
Nikita Waldron - Eliza Millward/Annabella Willmont
Sydney Theatre Company: Rules For Living, Lord of the Flies, Mosquitoes. Other Theatre: As Actor: Sydney Opera House: What The Ocean Said. Griffin Theatre: Kindness. Belvoir: The Wolves, An Enemy of the People. Film: Pearly Gates, Trigger Happy, The Bystander Trials, Palm Beach, Top End Wedding. TV: includes The Letdown, Random and Whacky, Your Mates. Awards: 2021 ATYP Rebel Wilson Comedy Comission, 2019 AACTA Award: Best Comedy Program (The Letdown). Training: NIDA.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, 21 Jun – 6 Jul 2022, Roslyn Packer Theatre