3 Apr — 20 May 2017
Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Sydney Theatre Company and Adshel present
By Jonathan Biggins
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
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