MTC productions win new international audiences

Melbourne Theatre Company's impact grows, finding new audiences across the globe.

MTC productions win new international audiences

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The 2015 hit play North by Northwest opened in August to four- and five-star reviews at the Theatre Royal Bath in the UK, and will soon open in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre for its second international season.

'I admit I was delighted, as was the rest of the Bath audience, by the wit of what [Simon] Phillips and his team have done.'The Guardian

'The entire production fits together like a sophisticated watch mechanism and it’s a hoot 'The Tiimes

The 2016 NEON NEXT commission from Sisters Grimm, the subversive, radical satire Lilith: The Jungle Girl has just wrapped but not before creating a buzz at the Edinburgh Fringe with more four– and five-star reviews.

'Very quirky and skittishly fresh, it’s deceptively clever in the way it tackles the fraught subject of assimilation and caps a tremendous, thought-provoking start to the Fringe'The Telegraph

'This is a show which touches on many important subjects—cultural arrogance, the emancipation of women, a fear of immigration and a diluting of cultural identity—but does so with a deceptively light touch and a willingness to show how even a night at the opera can bring the least likely of people together. Brilliant stuff.'Hollywood Baby

The dance theatre co-production from 2014, Complexity of Belonging, a collaboration between German playwright and director Falk Richter and Dutch choreographer and current Chunky Move artistic director Anouk van Dijkcommissioned by Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival and Théâtre National de Chaillothad the honour of closing the show at the 2017 Aarhus Festival in Denmark. Amongst the largest cultural events in Scandinavia,Aarhus Festival runs for 10-day showcasing both local, national and international artists.Complexity of Belonging tackles identity issues and the concept of individuality in a world of constant change. This is the second international tour of the production.

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