Wonnangatta

Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair unite in this haunting new Australian tale of mystery and revenge.

Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Play

EVENT CLOSED

 

★★★★ SMH ★★★★ Limelight
★★★★ Time Out ★★★★1/2 Arts Hub

 

 WONNANGATTA

 

By Angus Cerini
Directed by Jessica Arthur

World premiere

 

A haunting tale of mystery and revenge

 

Wonnangatta Station, 1918. Two men arrive at a dark and empty farmhouse looking for the manager, their friend Jim Barclay. No one’s heard from him for more than a month. Something’s amiss. Then a grim discovery sets the men off on a journey across the harsh Australian terrain, looking for answers, maybe for revenge.

 

Angus Cerini’s multi-award-winning The Bleeding Tree was a sensation on its premiere at Griffin Theatre and again when remounted by STC at The Wharf. In Wonnangatta, Cerini’s dark lyricism explores the Australian landscape – geographic and psychological – in a hard-driving yet poetic celebration of language and story.

 

Theatrical powerhouses Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair bring these words to life in an exciting world premiere production directed by Resident Director Jessica Arthur.

This Australian gothic fable will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

“Something’s not right. Not right at all.”

 

Wonnangatta was developed and produced with the assistance of the Australian Writers’ Guild David Williamson Prize Development Grant.

 

Approx. duration 1hr 30mins no interval. Subject to change. More info.
Content Infrequent strong language, violent imagery. Subject to change. More info.
Wear a mask You will be required to wear a mask at all times whilst visiting our venue, including during the performance. More info

 

VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION

 

Your safety is important to us. We have enhanced health and hygiene methods in place, following NSW government COVIDSafe guidelines and expert public health advice. Please note: You are required to wear a mask at all times, including during the performance.

Please read our Visitor Safety Information before you visit.

New tickets have been released following the recent NSW Government announcement allowing theatres to increase audience capacity. We have increased the audience size to approximately 246 in the 896 seat theatre, representing an increase from 18% to just 27% of capacity. This maintains a physical distance of at least 1.5m between bookings. 

 

TICKET INFORMATION

 

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $103
Adult B Reserve $93
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $50

 

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $110
B Reserve $100

 

Preview performances
All tickets $50

 

Transaction fees may apply
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

 

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event are Sydney Theatre Company and Roslyn Packer Theatre. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.

 

 

DATES

 

The Sydney Opera House season (7 Sep - 17 Oct) has been cancelled. Wonnangatta will instead be staged at Roslyn Packer Theatre from 21 Sep - 31 Oct

 

Previews 21 – 24 Sep 2020
Season 26 Sep – 31 Oct 2020

 

Performance start times
Preview performances 7.30pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 7.30pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 1.30pm

 

Approx. duration 1hr 30mins (no interval). Subject to change. More info.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

 

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $103
Adult B Reserve $93
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $50

 

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $110
B Reserve $100

 

Preview performances
All tickets $50

 

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 and Mini Package bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

 

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected]. Please quote your booking reference number.

 

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats.

 

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event are Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Opera House. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.

 

SCHOOLS SHOW

 

Tue 13 Oct 6.30pm (this event has been cancelled)

Browse our full Education program

 

 

Director Jessica Arthur
Designer Jacob Nash
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Movement Director Tom Hodgson 
Voice and Text Coach Danielle Roffe
Assistant Director Deborah Brown

 

With
Wayne Blair, Hugo Weaving

 

Marketing image Rene Vaile

 

This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.

INSIGHT EVENTS

 

We offer a range of free and ticketed events designed to give you further insight into our plays. Find out more about our Insight Events.

 

Pre-season Briefing - Cancelled
Mon 31 Aug

 

Night with the Artists - Rescheduled
New dates:
Mon 5 Oct post-show
Mon 12 Oct post-show

 

Pier Group Lunch with the Artists - Cancelled
Mon 17 Aug
Guests who have purchased a ticket will be contacted to discuss their ticket options.  

★★★★ "This is strong, bold, and innovative work, well cast and well directed." Sydney Morning Herald

 

★★★★ "Atmospherically staged and brilliantly performed by Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair." Limelight Magazine

 

★★★★ "Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair, two titans of their craft, conjure vast landscapes, vividly painting scene after scene with their words." Time Out

 

★★★★ 1/2 "A thrumming and immediate theatre experience to be revelled in for its beauty and terrors." Arts Hub

 

"Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair [are] excellent… Cerini’s script is lyrical and highly atmospheric." The Australian

 

"This is Australian writing at its provocative and powerful best... Blair and Weaving are at the peak of their powers." The Conversation

 

"Weaving and Blair create captivating and compelling characters that tell a story with humour, suspense, mystery." Broadway World

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