8 Nov — 17 Dec 2016

Roslyn Packer Theatre


Sydney Theatre Company and Colonial First State Global Asset Management present
By David Mamet

Rose Byrne joins Damon Herriman and Lachy Hulme in David Mamet’s extraordinary Hollywood satire. 

Film producers Bobby Gould (Herriman) and Charlie Fox (Hulme) came up together in the dog-eat-dog world of the American movie business. Today, Bobby is one step ahead and has the authority to green light a project of his choosing. 

Just this morning, Charlie landed a sure-fire blockbuster with a star attached. This is the break of a lifetime. Everything looks set for box office success - until a beguiling temporary secretary called Karen (Byrne) arrives with ideas of her own. 

Will Karen convince Bobby to dump the blockbuster and do what she wants? But what does she want anyway? Is she an idealist or just another Hollywood player? 

This brilliant satirical portrayal of Tinseltown is by one of the world’s great writers, the creator of masterpieces Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna. David Mamet writes dialogue so distinct – fast, funny, exacting, inspired – that it is a genre unto itself. And Speed-the-Plow is overflowing with Mamet’s trademark lightning wit. 

Directed by STC's former Artistic Director Andrew Upton, Byrne, Herriman and Hulme bring their tremendous comedic talents to a slick new production of Mamet’s modern classic. 

Speed-the-Plow is one of Australia’s most highly anticipated entertainment events of 2016, and tickets are selling fast. Don’t miss out!  

Duration 1hr 35mins (no interval)
Content warning Strong language

Production Patron John and Frances Ingham


Pricing information

Single Tickets
Friday & Saturday evening; Saturday matinee A Reserve $116
Saturday evening B Reserve $106
Adult A Reserve $106
Adult B Reserve $96
Concession $84
Seniors cardholder $95
Preview $80
Under 30 $84

Transaction fees may apply
Single tickets: ​$7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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