It gives me great pleasure to introduce what promises to be a fantastic season of theatre.
Our theme, New Light, symbolises the energy we bring to making MTC a beacon of innovative storytelling and diverse theatrical experiences. We introduce to you artists and companies with whom we’ve never worked before, we throw new light on great dramatic works and illuminate your theatre experience with a variety of productions, enterprises and special presentations.
This includes our first ever transfer of an original West End hit, our first family production in many years, and a celebration of the work of companies from Melbourne’s independent theatre sector.
In another exciting first for MTC, we launch a new initiative called Zeitgeist – a unique opportunity for audiences to enjoy the freshest, most contemporary theatre on offer in 2013. With Zeitgeist we take a sidestep from the traditional programming model to ensure the Company presents a truly dynamic and innovative season, bringing you the best of what’s around, right up to the minute.
We have also renamed our theatre building Southbank Theatre, grounding it geographically for all of Melbourne to recognise and embrace, and firmly declaring our pride in being at the beating heart of the ongoing Southbank Cultural Precinct development. All of this as the Company celebrates its sixtieth year of producing wonderful theatre, reflecting on a proud history and lighting a new path into the future.
Meet our Artistic Team
2013 Mainstage Season
2013 Open Door
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Learn about Brett’s approach to theatre and programming Season 2013, click the image below or watch the video here.