Championing new works and voices for the stage, we're excited to share these past and upcoming NEXT STAGE Original productions.
The very first NEXT STAGE comission to be produced for the stage is a stunning new legal drama from a trail-blazer of contemporary theatre, Anchuli Felicia King.
Torch the Place
Benjamin Law makes his playwriting debut with Torch the Place, a poignant modern comedy about finding clarity in the clutter of life.
In this spine-tingling romantic thriller, Joanna Murray-Smith creates a world of passion and intrigue, which asks what it really means to forgive the past.
Acclaimed playwright Declan Furber Gillick tackles big ideas while taking the temperature of the nation in his MTC debut, a whip-smart, moving and disarmingly witty play about family, love, sex and culture.
SLAP. BANG. KISS.
Exploring themes of activism, community and hope, this bold new play from multi-award-winning playwright Dan Giovannoni tracks three young people whose stories transform them into global symbols of revolution.
The Heartbreak Choir
From the revered playwright behind one of MTC’s most beloved recent hits, The Architect, comes this funny and uplifting celebration of music, friendship and community.
Come Rain or Come Shine
The Helpmann Award-winning team behind the smash hit Ladies in Black returns with a sweetly stirring new boutique musical, an adaptation of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro’s wildly comic short story about music, memory and lifelong friendship.
Adapting Alice Pung’s award-winning book, writer and comedian Diana Nguyen and director Petra Kalive bring Laurinda’s schoolyard setting to the stage for a fresh and feisty new work.