Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story

21 APR - 26 MAY 2018

Wharf 1 Theatre

★ ★ ★ ★ The Sydney Morning Herald
★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian
★ ★ ★ ★ Daily Telegraph

Sydney Theatre Company presents

By Priscilla Jackman
Based on interviews with Catherine McGregor

World premiere

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.”
Catherine McGregor

Duration 1 hr 40 mins (no interval)
Content warning Adult themes including references to suicide, strong language, theatrical haze and strobe lighting

Ticket information

Single tickets

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)

Save at least 20% on full price single tickets, access the best available seats and get a lot of exclusive benefits all year. More info and bookings.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $60
Adult A Reserve $60
Concession $60
Seniors cardholder $60
Preview $52
Under 30 $52

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

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