Boys will be boys

16 Apr — 16 May 2015

Wharf 2 TheatreFrom $27


“This is not a tale of redemption.”

Sydney Theatre Company presents
by Melissa Bubnic

World premiere

The devil wears pinstripes

Astrid Wentworth is relentless. A currency trader at the top of her game, she takes multinationals out for dinner before joining hedge funds at a strip club. She hasn’t broken the glass ceiling, she’s remodelled the entire building.

When a bright young woman applies for a junior position, Astrid decides to play mentor. But, in the self-serving world of the trade floor, every favour has a price.

Playwright Melissa Bubnic won STC’s Patrick White Award in 2010 and, since then, has been carving out a distinctive writing style that is smart, risqué and very funny. In Boys will be boys, she systematically skewers the hypocrisies and the fallacies of the finance world.

Strapping on Astrid Wentworth’s razor-sharp stilettos is Danielle Cormack (Rake), making a welcome return to STC. The comedy is black, the language colourful and the stakes are f***ing high. Welcome to the trading floor.

Duration: 1hr 40mins (no interval)
Warning: contains frequent strong language, partial nudity, and strong adult themes including sexual violence.



Pre-season Briefing
Mon 13 Apr 6.15pm
Wharf 1 Theatre

Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 27 Apr post-show


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