22 Jun 2019

Cell Block Theatre, National Art School


The best thing since sliced bread.

Join us for a fun afternoon to celebrate and fundraise for Sydney Theatre Company. Meet and mix with some of your favourite STC actors and artists, alongside fellow supporters and subscribers.

During the afternoon you’ll be able to:

  • See the charming, adorable and unique toast art by the multi-talented Heather Mitchell; toast art inspired by beloved STC productions and previously only gifted to fellow cast members. Bid on a framed piece to take home through our silent auction. 
  • Hear Annabel Crabb as she chats with Heather Mitchell to lift the veil on the secret life of an actor.
  • Enjoy the infectious sunshine-soaked sounds of STC stage regular Charles Wu and his band Earthquake Magnificent.
  • Share a drink, celebrate and indulge in mouth-watering tasty treats and toasties, with the actors. 
  • Snap up a limited edition print of one of Artistic Director Kip Williams’ favourite production photos, for sale for the first time in STC’s history.  

All funds raised will go towards creating great theatre.


Saturday 22 June, 2019
3.30 - 6.30pm

Cell Block Theatre, National Art School
Forbes St Darlinghurst

Adult $100
Under 18s $30

Online sales close 12noon Sat 22 Jun. Tickets will be available at the door.

There are no transaction fees.
For further information, contact the Foundation on (02) 9250 1717 or email


Annabel Crabb

Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most loved TV and media personalities. She is a Walkley-award-winning political journalist and host of the ABC TV shows The HouseKitchen Cabinet, and Back In Time For Dinner. With friend and colleague Leigh Sales, she presents the cult podcast Chat 10, Looks 3. Annabel is the author of The Wife Drought but she has also published two cookbooks with childhood friend Wendy Sharpe, the latest of which - Special Guest - features an unnatural-sounding but absolutely delicious breakfast spread for crumpets which incorporates mustard, Vegemite, butter and flat-leaf parsley. Annabel's yet to paint anything with this concoction but she's not ruling anything out. If she had to choose one spread only, to rule the world, it'd be salty, salty butter. But she's Vegemite-curious, and a rusted-on STC fan.

Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell is one of Australia's most respected actresses across film, television and theatre with over 35 years’ experience. She has performed in more than 100 theatre productions for all the major companies and countless film and TV roles. For Sydney Theatre Company, Heather was most recently seen in The Harp in the South: Part One & Part Two, Still Point Turning: The Catherine McGregor Story and Cloud Nine.

She is also passionately involved as an ambassador for the National Centre for Cancer Survivorship and a Director on the Sydney Theatre Company Board and Foundation.

She has two teenage sons, a husband and a cat, and paints toasted bread with vegemite. Heather’s quirky creations feature images of fellow artists, The Wharf and scenes from the theatre. Heather’s toaster has been exhausted and subsequently replaced numerous times.

Image: Gary Heery, Heather Mitchell 2018, Photograph, 61 x 50 cm

Charles Wu

Charles Wu is an actor and musician. His theatre credits include: Samson, Jasper Jones, Enemy of the People, Overcoat (Belvoir), Chimerica, Three Sisters, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Mosquitoes (STC), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Darlinghurst). He has appeared on Doctor Doctor, Here Come the Habibs (Channel 9), The Letdown (ABC), Secret City (Foxtel) and the feature film Australia Day (Hoodlum). 

Earthquake Magnificent is Charles' mandopop/rock & roll musical project, for which he is the songwriter, lead singer and guitarist.

He is also very partial to sourdough and olive oil.