Battle of Waterloo

1 Jun — 27 Jun 2015

Wharf 1 TheatreFrom $45


'Battle of Waterloo packs quite a punch'
★★★★ Time Out Sydney

Sydney Theatre Company and Allens present
by Kylie Coolwell

World premiere

We’re all running away from something

The sun sets over Waterloo, lorikeets call out the end of the day and the hum of music, cooking and conversation seep through the walls of the James Cook building. This is Sydney.

Two sisters, Cassie and Sissy, live with their Aunt Mavis in an apartment surrounded by dozens like it. When Cassie’s boyfriend Ray returns from three years inside, the family’s relationships, their hopes and their failings all come into stark relief. When do you choose to run away? And when do you choose to stand tall for those you love?

Playwright Kylie Coolwell makes an extraordinary debut – her vision of our city is both boisterous and engaging. With echoes of Tennessee Williams, Battle of Waterloo is by turns hilarious, tender and fierce. Resident Director Sarah Goodes (SwitzerlandThe Effect) will direct a play whose development she has helped oversee from its earliest incarnations through our Rough Draft program to the main stage. With a cast featuring Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires) and Luke Carroll (Redfern Now) this is contemporary Australian drama at its finest.

Duration: 2hrs 20mins (including interval)
Warning: frequent strong language, sex scene

Please note: The opening week of this production coincides with Vivid Sydney 2015. Please plan your trip and allow additional travel time to reach the theatre.



Pre-season Briefing
Mon 25 May 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 15 Jun post show

Production Patron: Anonymous

Battle of Waterloo was developed through Playwriting Australia’s Redfern Salon Program, the 2013 Yellamundie National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playwriting Festival and Sydney Theatre Company’s Rough Draft Program.


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