Riflemind to open in London

Riflemind by Sydney Theatre Company Co-Artistic Director Andrew Upton opens at the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End on Thursday 18 September following previews from 15 September.  The play, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and based on a turbulent reunion of a once-great rock band, premiered at The Wharf in 2007.
 
Original cast members Susan Prior, Steve Rodgers and Jeremy Sims will be joined by British actors John Hannah and Paul Hilton. The production features the work of the original STC creative team; designer Richard Roberts, costume designer Tess Schofield, lighting designer Damien Cooper and composer and sound designer, Max Lyandvert.
 
The West End opening of Riflemind also heralds a new phase of international collaboration for Sydney Theatre Company. As an Associate Company of Trafalgar Studios, owned and operated by Ambassador Theatre Group, STC will work with the leading West End production house to jointly develop new work. Forming an international creative bridge in both directions, the relationship will include artistic exchanges, readings and events in the UK specific to Australian theatre, and may lead to international co-productions.
 
STC Artistic Directors Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett said: "We're delighted that Riflemind will be seen in London. It's a great opportunity for the actors involved and the creative team behind the production.  It is also the beginning of a new relationship for STC  with a major UK partner which we believe will bring wonderful opportunities for Australian artists over time."


Sydney Theatre Company's
RIFLEMIND
by Andrew Upton
to open in London's West End
 
Trafalgar Studios, London West End
From 15 September 2008, Opening Night 18 September 2008

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