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Theatre

 

Catch me if you can

c Hayes Theatre

19. July - 18. Aug.

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.

Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abignale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

 

The Boy from Darlo sings the songs of the Boy from Oz

Claire's kitchen

A perfect mix of laughter and tears, love and heartbreak, as Simon Burke - with Daniel Edmonds as musical director - interprets the songs of Peter Allen.

 

Mary Stuart

c Simon Burke

At the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company
5. February - 2. March 2019

Playing Paulet (not Paulini) in Schiller's epic showdown between two of the most powerful women in history: Elisabeth, the virgin Queen, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Cousins, who could've been friends but ended up as enemies. But also a battle between the church of England and Catholicism, a barren womb against a son and heir.

 

The Wharf Revue 2018 - Déjà Revue


with Simon Burke

16. Oct Wollongong

23. Oct Canberra

Running time

1hr 30 mins (no interval)

Producer

Sydney Theatre Company

Cast

Jonathan Biggins

Simon Burke

Andrew Worboys

 

The 'strained' scene of confrontation between Cymbeline and Arsenio, played flawlessly, and with subtle thought processes as sharp as a rapiers edge, intent in wounding deeply, but with the surface composure of the 'innocent' butter-wouldn't-melt-in-my-mouth 'dandyisms' of a super-precise intention by Simon Burke was the highlight of the night - interesting, for it is a scene usually played by two women - neither, of these men in this world show outward bruising, but the internal damage must be a spectacular bleed. Cymbeline and Arsenio do not much like each other.

 

Strangers in Between

Melbourne

A coming of age story that moves and frightens and makes you love and admire.
Written 15 years ago, and even though times and surroundings have changed it still is about the fundamental things in life: self awareness, love, desire.

 

Noises Off

Brisbane, Melbourne

A hilarious, doorsmashing, headscratching, alcohol infused, fish flying descent into madness

 

Me and my Girl

Staged Reading
Sydney

A staged reading is bound to have flaws ... it's not supposed to be as perfect and fun and riotuous as this brilliant adaption.

 

The Homosexuals

Sydney

... or faggots
how through one messed up dinner the lives of 5 people are totally and irreparably destroyed

 

Clinton, the Musical

Perth

Because a good guy can't win in politics - he needs a bad guy to help him follow through. That person is preferably one and the same

 

Hairspray, the arena spectacular

Brisbane

Aa couple hundred kids, a huge arena and an Edna Turnblad in a fatsuit and a huge wig. Nuff said

 

La Cage aux Folles

Happily together for decades, managing a night club in France, George (Simon Burke) and Albin have a great life with their son Jean Michel. Which comes crashing down when the offspring falls in love with the daughter of a homophobe. To appease the prospective father in law Albin must go...

 

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2018: Strangers in Between as Peter, Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne[

2017: Noises Off as Lloyd Dallas (Queensland Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company)

2017: The Homosexuals, Or Faggots as Warren (Malthouse Theatre)

2014: La Cage aux Folles as Georges (The Production Company)

2010–12 Mary Poppins as Mr Banks (Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland)

2010: Holding the Man as Dick Conigrave (Trafalgar Studios, London)

2010: The Sound of Music (2010) as Captain Georg von Trapp (Toronto)

2009: La Cage aux Folles as Georges (Playhouse Theatre, London)

2007–08: The Sound of Music as Captain Georg von Trapp

2007: The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossom as Mr Lizard, directed by Neil Armfield

2007: October as Dick

2007: Company as Harry

2005–06: Three Furies – Scenes from the Life of Francis Bacon as Francis Bacon, directed by Jim Sharman

2004: High Society as CK Dexter Haven

2002: Mr Kolpertin, directed by Benedict Andrews

2001: Up for Grabs as Gerry – World premiere, (Sydney Opera House)

1999–2000: Chicago as Billy Flynn (Sydney/Perth/Brisbane/Singapore/Hong Kong)

1996: A Little Night Music as Carl-Magnus, (Royal National Theatre with Dame Judi Dench)

1994: Jeffrey as Steve (London premiere)

1994: Nosferatu the Vampire as The Innkeeper (concept cast recording)

1993: Falsettos as Whizzer (Sydney Opera House)

1992: The Phantom of the Opera as Raoul (Her Majesty's Theatre, London)

1989–90: Anything Goes as Billy Crocker (Australia, New Zealand; opposite Geraldine Turner)

1987–88: Les Misérables as Marius (original Australian cast directed by Trevor Nunn)

Joseph Haydn

 

Aug 28th to Sept 28th, Sydney Opera House

“As France’s answer to Shakespeare, Molière’s works are too enticing not to programme.”

She has the success, the influence, and the looks. And yet she’s a cantankerous loner – a misanthrope - forced to ‘play nicely’ on the social scene when she’d rather avoid human contact altogether.

This is the world of The Misanthrope, a glorious satire of polite society, where compliments are commerce and honesty is unwelcome. Where a woman who speaks her mind no matter who she offends, meets a man who is young, beautiful and wrapped up in a life of shallow social climbing.

Is this a tale of true love, or a tale of untruths?

Who you love is not a choice, and hypocrisy is often unavoidable.

***

The 'strained' scene of confrontation between Cymbeline and Arsenio, played flawlessly, and with subtle thought processes as sharp as a rapiers edge, intent in wounding deeply, but with the surface composure of the 'innocent' butter-wouldn't-melt-in-my-mouth 'dandyisms' of a super-precise intention by Simon Burke was the highlight of the night - interesting, for it is a scene usually played by two women - neither, of these men in this world show outward bruising, but the internal damage must be a spectacular bleed. Cymbeline and Arsenio do not much like each other.

http://www.kjtheatrediary.com/2018/09/the-misanthrope.html

 

Déjà Revue 2018

with Simon Burke

16. Oct Wollongong

23. Oct Canberra

Running time

1hr 30 mins (no interval)

Producer

Sydney Theatre Company

Cast

Jonathan Biggins

Simon Burke

Andrew Worboys

 

Mary Stuart

c Marnya Rothe

At the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company

5. February - 2. March 2019

Playing Paulet (not Paulini) in Schiller's epic showdown between two of the most powerful women in history: Elisabeth, the virgin Queen, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Cousins, who could've been friends but ended up as enemies. But also a battle between the church of England and Catholicism, a barren womb against a son and heir.