Explore the 2017 Plays

Explore our 2017 Season below to create your Season Ticket of 6 – 14 plays. 

If you prefer, you can download a PDF brochure and our handy 2017 STC Calendar to help plan your year of theatre.
 

The Plays

THE TESTAMENT OF MARY

By Colm Tóibín

From award-winning writer Colm Tóibín comes a new, profound perspective on a very familiar story.

13 Jan – 25 Feb 2017 | Wharf 1 Theatre

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AWAY

By Michael Gow

A moving portrayal of Australian families, Michael Gow’s modern classic returns with an exceptional ensemble cast.

18 Feb – 25 Mar 2017 | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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CHIMERICA

By Lucy Kirkwood

The award-winning, globe-trotting political thriller inspired by one of the 20th century’s most powerful images. 

28 Feb – 1 Apr 2017 | Roslyn Packer Theatre

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THE BLEEDING TREE

By Angus Cerini

An Australian murder ballad blown up for the stage, Griffin Theatre Company’s acclaimed production comes to The Wharf.

Limited availability

9 Mar – 8 Apr 2017 | Wharf 1 Theatre

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TALK

By Jonathan Biggins

The charismatic John Waters is back at STC in a sharp new take on modern journalism and the 24-hour news cycle.

3 Apr – 20 May 2017 | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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THE POPULAR MECHANICALS

By Keith Robinson, William Shakespeare and Tony Taylor
Original direction by Geoffrey Rush 

A lewd, rude and ingenious revival of a classic Australian comedy that puts Shakespeare’s greatest clowns in the spotlight.

6 Apr – 13 May 2017 | Wharf 2 Theatre

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BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE

By Nakkiah Lui

A delightfully incisive new romantic comedy by one of this country’s most in-demand writers, Nakkiah Lui.

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5 May – 17 Jun 2017 | Wharf 1 Theatre

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1984

By George Orwell
A new adaptation created by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan

Orwell’s radical vision of a dystopian future is brought to the stage in this award-winning international theatrical blockbuster.

28 Jun – 22 Jul 2017 | Roslyn Packer Theatre 

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CLOUD NINE

By Caryl Churchill

A unique masterpiece by the great Caryl Churchill, Cloud Nine looks at the knotted realities of relationships across gender, sex and time.

1 Jul – 12 Aug 2017 | Wharf 1 Theatre

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AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI

By Disapol Savetsila

A humorous and touching exploration of the migrant experience and the debut of a remarkable young playwright.

7 Jul – 12 Aug 2017 | Wharf 2 Theatre

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THE FATHER

By Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton

John Bell returns to the STC stage in this new, beautifully constructed mystery that has won awards in Paris, London and New York.

Limited availability

19 Aug – 21 Oct 2017 | Wharf 1 Theatre

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DINNER

By Moira Buffini

This jet-black comedy is a wicked feast of laughs, piercing insults and revenge served cold.

11 Sep – 28 Oct 2017 | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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THREE SISTERS

By Anton Chekhov
In a new adaptation by Andrew Upton

In the hands of Kip Williams and Andrew Upton, Chekhov’s masterpiece is an achingly beautiful, exquisitely layered time-lapse of life passing.

6 Nov – 16 Dec 2017 | Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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MURIEL'S WEDDING
THE MUSICAL

Book by PJ Hogan
Music & Lyrics by Kate Miller-Heidke & Keir Nuttall
With songs by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
& Stig Anderson originally written for ABBA

The world premiere of the brand new Muriel’s Wedding the Musical will be big, brash, cheeky, and definitely a highlight of 2017.

6 Nov 2017 – 20 Jan 2018 | Roslyn Packer Theatre

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Special Offer

Season Ticket Holders have exclusive access and discounted tickets for this extra show that is guaranteed to have high demand. Take advantage of this to get the best available seats before tickets go on sale to the public.

THE WHARF REVUE 2017

Written and created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott

A side-splitting parade of the year’s most memorable political characters and the moments they’d prefer to forget.

25 Oct – 30 Dec 2017 | Wharf 1 Theatre

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