His Girl Friday

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Adapted by John Guare from The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and the Columbia Pictures film.

Ace reporter Hildy Johnson has had enough of the sleaze of the Chicago newspaper game. At midnight, she’s catching the train east where she’ll marry her fiancé, a handsome schlub with piles of dough. And if her ex-husband and editor Walter Burns thinks she’s going to change her mind, he’s got another thing coming. But that’s before the fattest, juiciest scoop of the year lands splat in her lap.

Screwball comedy. Hecht and MacArthur’s sly, cynical satire of tabloid journalism The Front Page was never better filmed than as the 1930s classic His Girl Friday. Merging the original play and the screen version, acclaimed playwright John Guare delivers the best of both wisecracking worlds. MTC stages the Australian premiere production starring Philip Quast and Pamela Rabe.

Key Photography by Marcel Aucar, Production Photography by Jeff Busby. Behind-the-Scenes video by Adam Bostock, Season Launch video by Josh Burns.

These images contain a portion of the work Office Window – Shop by photographer Oliver Fluck. This work appears in the production under license and with permission.

Artwork for Marco Chiappi

Marco Chiappi

Artwork for Kate Cole

Kate Cole

Tyler Coppin

Tyler Coppin

Artwork for Jim Daly

Jim Daly

Artwork for Giordano Gangl

Giordano Gangl

Tom Hobbs

Tom Hobbs

Artwork for Adam Murphy

Adam Murphy

Artwork for Grant Piro

Grant Piro

Artwork for Philip Quast

Philip Quast

Artwork for Christopher Stollery

Christopher Stollery

Artwork for David Woods

David Woods

Artwork for Tim Wotherspoon

Tim Wotherspoon

Artwork for Aidan Fennessy

Aidan Fennessy

Artwork for Roslyn Oades

Roslyn Oades

Roslyn is well known for her pioneering work in the field of headphone verbatim and audio-driven performance. I’m Your Man (Belvoir/2012 Sydney Festival) was the third part in her critically acclaimed headphone verbatim trilogy on Acts of Courage. The previous works, Stories of Love & Hate (2008 / Sydney Theatre Company, 2011) and Fast Cars & Tractor Engines (2005) were created with Urban Theatre Projects. In 2012 she created and directed Cutaway: A Portrait for Vitalstatistix. She was the 2013 Female Director-in-residence at Malthouse Theatre where she developed her latest work, Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday, which premieres in October 2014 at the Malthouse Theatre in a co-production with Melbourne Festival.

I’m Your Man was nominated for two main stage Sydney Theatre Awards, Best Direction and Best New Australian Work, and was selected for the Mobile States national tour in 2013 produced by Performing Lines and Belvoir.
As an artist, Roslyn harbors a long-term fascination for vocal patterns and moonlights as a well-known cartoon character voice performer – including major roles on the animated TV series Tracey McBean, Bananas in Pyjamas, Zigby, Dogstar, ZuZu & the SuperNuffs, Bambaloo and Sea Princesses. She has also worked extensively as a TV actor and puppeteer.