Matilda songwriter Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz co-star in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which begins performances Aug. 6 in Australia.
Minchin, a Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner for penning the score to Matilda the Musical, and Schmitz (Travesties) star in the titular roles. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead will run through Sept. 14.
The cast also features Paul Cutlan, John Gaden, George Kemp, Angus King, Ewen Leslie, Heather Mitchell, Nicholas Papademetriou, Berynn Schwerdt, Christopher Stollery, Aaron Tsindos, Adele Querol and Tim Walter.
Here's how it's billed: "In Tom Stoppard's evergreen comic masterpiece, the hapless pair's last days are chronicled; days largely spent trying to make sense of their interactions with other characters as the epic Hamlet unspools just off stage. In the hands of director Simon Phillips, the wit and playfulness of Stoppard's writing will be front and centre."
It has set and costume design by Gabriela Tylesova, lighting design by Nick Shlieper, sound design by Steve Francis and original music and musical direction by Alan John.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You