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2017 Season Sneak Peek: The Secret River

We are incredibly excited and proud to let you know that the first production of our 2017 Season will be The Secret River, one of the most celebrated Australian theatre works of the last decade.

Co-presented with Adelaide Festival, this Sydney Theatre Company production is a stunning adaptation by master playwright Andrew Bovell (Things I Know To Be True) of Kate Grenville’s multi award-winning novel and directed by one of Australia’s greatest directors Neil Armfield. This would be cause enough for celebration but Adelaide audiences will see this great work in the unique and magical setting of an abandoned quarry at Anstey Hill, as was Peter Brook’s legendary The Mahabharata at the 1988 Adelaide Festival.

Seating at The Quarry will be reserved and while tickets are on sale to the general public today, we assure you that a block of the very best seats for every performance are being held exclusively for State Theatre Company subscribers until November 27. So make sure to book The Secret River as part of your 2017 Season subscription so you don’t miss out. By becoming a subscriber you will not only get best seats but also the best value tickets, access to our briefings and discounts for your friends.

The Secret River is a theatrical epic and the most richly praised and awarded Australian play in recent memory. It garnered an unprecedented 11 nominations at the 2013 Helpmann Awards and took out 6 Awards including Best Play, Best New Australian Work and Best Direction.

This is just the first element of our exciting subscription season in 2017. There’s so much more to come – and all will be revealed when we launch our full season next Tuesday 27 September.

You can subscribe online from 6pm on the Tuesday 27 September or, if you are coming to our Launch, you can bring your diary along to Her Majesty’s Theatre on the night to be amongst the first to book!

“a stunning, shattering piece of theatre that goes to the heart of our history,” The Sunday Telegraph.

“Astonishingly beautiful to look at, languid in its storytelling and deeply affecting… Essential viewing,” Sun Herald.