New Theatre announces program for the first half of the 2020 Season

New Theatre 2020 SeasonArtistic Director Louise Fischer has announced New Theatre’s program for the first half of the 2020 season.

“In a departure from previous years, we’ve decided to keep the latter part of the year a secret – giving our fans two bites of the cherry and providing a perfect excuse for a mid-year party!” said Fischer.

From February to July, New Theatre is presenting a quartet of extraordinary plays. First up is the Australian premiere of a very funny and subversive political satire from the US, Topher Payne’s Angry Fags, directed by Mark G Nagle (Fucking Men) and presented as part of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras festival.

We follow this with the welcome return of a modern Australian multi-cultural, multi-generational story of an unlikely but deeply rewarding friendship: Neighbourhood Watch by Lally Katz. directed by Trudy Ritchie, who was assistant director this year on Once in Royal David’s City.

In April/May comes the world premiere of a brilliant new stage version of one of the 20th century’s most profoundly influential novels: Animal Farm by George Orwell, adapted and directed by Saro Lusty-Cavallari, an exciting emerging talent making his New Theatre debut.

To round off the first half of the year, we’re taking a new and revelatory look at an Olivier Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning American contemporary classic: Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, directed by Louise Fischer (The Grapes of WrathAugust: Osage County).

There’s so much to tantalise your theatrical tastebuds and we can’t wait to share great theatre with you in 2020. For more information, visit: www.newtheatre.org.au for details.

Image: New Theatre’s 2020 Season (supplied)

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