Andrea Demetriades to play Eliza Doolittle in Sydney Theatre Company’s Pygmalion
In 2012 Andrea Demetriades makes her Sydney Theatre Company debut in Pygmalion, replacing Jessica Marais who had previously been announced for the iconic role of Eliza. Jessica has withdrawn from the show following the news that she is expecting her first child. Rehearsals for Pygmalion, directed by Peter Evans, commence before Christmas and the production is at Sydney Theatre from 31 January to 3 March 2012 (Opening Night: Saturday 4 February 2012).
Andrea Demetriades has most recently toured with the Bell Shakespeare Company as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet directed by Damien Ryan and is currently appearing in the ABC TV series Crownies as Lina Badir.
Prior to her role in Romeo and Juliet, Andrea Demetriades starred as Viola in Twelfth Night directed by Lee Lewis (for which she received a nomination for Best Actress in the 2010 Green Room Awards) and as Marina in Pericles directed by John Bell, both for the Bell Shakespeare Company. She has also appeared as Helly in Helly’s Magic Cup directed by David Mealor for the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Andrea was born in Western Australia and graduated from NIDA in 2006.
The cast also includes Marco Chiappi, Vanessa Downing, Harriet Dyer, Kim Gyngell, Wendy Hughes, Deborah Kennedy, Tom Stokes and David Woods.