3 Apr — 20 May 2017

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Sydney Theatre Company and Adshel present
By Jonathan Biggins

World premiere

Don’t follow the story. Be the story.

John Behan is a radio talkback host with a city in the palm of his hand. He fills Sydney’s airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. Yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, a trial-by-media threatens to get out of control.

Locking himself in his studio and broadcasting live, John Behan is not going to go quietly, even if a life is on the line. Across town, the hunt is on for a sensational story. One that reveals the truth? Perhaps. One that keeps journalists in a job? More likely.

In Talk, writer and director Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) sets his eyes squarely on modern journalism, social media and the 24-hour news cycle. When everyone has a megaphone, who’s listening?

The charismatic John Waters, fresh from a villainous turn on ABC’s Rake, is back at STC for the first time in over a decade. With him is a wonderful cast, including Peter Kowitz (ABC’s Janet King), Valerie Bader (Children of the Sun) and Andrew Tighe (Travelling North). You’ll want to tune in.

“Social media’s just talkback radio with a bigger switchboard.”

Duration 1hr 40mins (no interval)
Content warning Strong language, adult themes

Production Patron The Petre Foundation


Pricing information

Season Ticket prices
Pick 6 or more plays to create your Season Ticket package. More info

Saturday evening A Reserve $84
Adult A Reserve $79
Concession $63
Seniors cardholder $72
Preview $61
Under 30 $61

Single Tickets
Saturday evening $105
Adult $99
Seniors cardholder $90
Concession $79
Preview $77
Under 30 $77

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings (packs of 6 or more plays): no fees
Single ticket bookings: ​$7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

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