Overview

Synopsis

MTC’s 2017 Season opens in glamorous 1940s style with Garson Kanin's Broadway classic – a screwball romance that has plenty to say about the dark side of politics and the power of knowledge.
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Reviews

4.5
Daily Review
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Synopsis

This glorious classic of the American stage begins with junkyard tycoon Harry Brock settling into a swank Washington hotel suite ready to grease the palms of crooked US Senators. But how can he win over Congress if his girlfriend, Billie, is always bringing down the tone? Enter Paul Verrall, a handsome young reporter, who knows enough about Washington to be cynical. For a price, Verrall could teach Billie a few things. But does she have the will to learn? Does she ever!

MTC’s 2017 Season opens in glamorous 1940s style with this evergreen Broadway comedy – a screwball romance that has plenty to say about the dark side of politics. MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant has found the perfect Billie Dawn in musical comedy star Christie Whelan Browne (The Odd Couple, The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone), who’ll bring everything she knows to a character who knows practically nothing. Joining Christie as her bookish love interest is rising star Joel Jackson (Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli, Seven’s Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door) alongside MTC regulars Heidi Arena (The Beast), and Richard Piper (Double Indemnity).

You can learn more about Born Yesterday on the MTC Blog, Backstage. You can also download the Born Yesterday programme before your visit, or purchase one for just $2 at the theatre.

Cast & Crew

Heidi Arena

Heidi Arena

Mrs Hedges / Helen / Manicurist

Tyler Coppin

Tyler Coppin

Ed Devery

Russell Dykstra

Russell Dykstra

Harry Brock

Chris Fortuna

Chris Fortuna

Eddie Brock

Josh Gates

Josh Gates

Bellhop / Bootblack

Joel Jackson

Joel Jackson

Paul Verrall

Richard Piper

Richard Piper

Senator Norval Hedges / Assistant Manager / Barber

Christie Whelan Browne

Christie Whelan Browne

Billie Dawn

Dean Bryant

Dean Bryant

Director

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

Mathew Frank

Mathew Frank

Composer & Sound Designer

Leith McPherson

Leith McPherson

Voice & Dialect Coach

News & Reviews

Reviews

4.5
Daily Review

Christie Whelan Browne proves once again that she really is a star comic actress in the mould of Holliday or Marilyn Monroe.

The Age

The classic Broadway comedy.

Variety

Deliciously witty.

NY Daily News

Total comic bliss.

The New York Times

Venues

Attendance Information

  • This production contains scenes of violence on stage and the use of herbal cigarettes. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
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