Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story
21 Apr — 26 May 2018
Wharf 1 Theatre
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Sydney Theatre Company presents
STILL POINT TURNING:
THE CATHERINE MCGREGOR STORY
By Priscilla Jackman
Based on interviews with Catherine McGregor
A life worth living
This is a vivid theatrical portrayal of one of our country’s most intriguing public figures.
From the age of eight, Catherine McGregor knew she was a woman. But first she would have to live as a man. She played many parts: son, brother, husband, athlete, soldier, speech writer. She worked in professions full of machismo, inside institutions built by men.
Every day was a challenge, and every challenge took its toll. In 2012, aged 56, McGregor faced a turning point: end her life, or transition as a woman.
Drawn directly from countless hours of interviews with McGregor, Still Point Turning tells her story in her own words. It reveals a woman of fierce intellect, passion, incisive humour and profound feeling. It celebrates her tenacity without shying away from her faults. It is the true story of her true self.
Writer/director Priscilla Jackman, in her STC debut, has assembled a magnificent cast, led by Heather Mitchell (Cloud Nine) as Catherine, to bring this moving and timely true story to the stage.
“And I arrived at the same point every trans person does. If I am to live on, it would be as the person I felt myself to be, or I would die.”
Duration 1 hr 40 mins (no interval)
Content warning Adult themes including references to suicide, strong language, theatrical haze and strobe lighting
Travel update: Please be aware that certain performances coincide with Vivid Sydney Festival (24 May - 16 Jun). Please check your performance date and if affected, plan your trip and allow additional travel time to reach the theatre.
Saturday evening A Reserve $75
Saturday evening B Reserve $65
Adult A Reserve $75
Adult B Reserve $65
Seniors cardholder A Reserve $75
Seniors cardholder B Reserve $65
Concession A Reserve $75
Concession B Reserve $65
Under 30 $65
Preview $65 (A Reserve only)
Standing room $25 (available via Box Office only on 9250 1777)*
Group bookings (10+ people) $63
*Please note that Standing Room ticketholders are required to stand for the duration of the performance, seating will not be provided.
2018 Season Tickets (packs of 6 or more plays)
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Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $60
Adult A Reserve $60
Seniors cardholder $60
Under 30 $52
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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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