Artwork for Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine

21 August — 24 August 2019

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Presented by Watch This

Following a sell-out season of A Little Night Music in 2018 starring Nadine Garner and John O'May, celebrated Sondheim repertory company, Watch This, is thrilled to return in 2019 with Sunday in the Park with George.

Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval

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‘The gift of this production is its quiet insistence that looking is the art by which people shape their lives’

New York Times, 2008

About the play

With Nick Simpson-Deeks, Vidya Makan and Jackie Rees
Directors: Dean Drieberg and Sonya Suares
Musical Director: Dominic Woodhead
Choreographer: Rhys Velasquez

In Paris, 1884, George Seurat strives to transform the way we see. While he sketches in a park, preoccupied with composition, balance, light and harmony, his subjects are busy wrestling with life in a changing world - in particular, his muse and mistress, Dot, who feels both alive and invisible within his gaze. A century on, another visual artist - also named George - faces a similar dilemma as he attempts to forge a new direction amidst the pressure of high-end commissions and the merciless glare of New York critics.

Inspired by Seurat's Impressionist painting, 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte', Sunday in the Park with George is a masterpiece in its own right. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine bring the past into the present tense, with poignant and painful truths about life, love, the creation of art and the struggle to be seen. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  

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Licensed Exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance