The Heretic

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Dr Diane Cassell is a fiercely intelligent scientist lecturing in what has become the cool degree at university: Earth Sciences. But with popularity comes pressure to conform. So when her controversial report on rising sea levels hits the press and brings her university’s official position on climate change into question, will she be in over her head?

Noni Hazlehurst stars in the Australian premiere of this UK hit play; a bitingly funny, provocative drama about family, truth, and what can happen when you go against the grain of public thinking.

Key photography by Earl Carter, Production Photography by Jeff Busby.
Season Launch video by Josh Burns, Behind-the-Scenes Video by Adam Bostock

The Heretic was commissioned by Sonia Friedman Productions, London; first stage production, Royal Court Theatre, London

Artwork for Lyall Brooks

Lyall Brooks

Artwork for Shaun Goss

Shaun Goss

Artwork for Noni Hazlehurst

Noni Hazlehurst

Artwork for Andrew McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane

Anna Samson

Anna Samson

Artwork for Katy Warner

Katy Warner

Katy Warner is a Melbourne-based playwright and graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (Master of Writing for Performance). Her plays have been presented across Australia, New Zealand, and in Edinburgh as part of Festival Fringe. She is an AWGIE winner (Best Children’s Theatre for Reasons to Stay Inside), recipient of the Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Emerging Writer (These are the isolate) and Green Room award nominee for New Writing (A Prudent Man). Her play, nest, recently made the long list of Theatre503’s Playwriting Award and will have its debut at London’s Vault Festival with Small Truth Theatre in early 2018. Other plays include Paper Doll, Spencer and Dropped. Katy is a part of the INK program with Red Stitch and is working on a new full-length play for the company. Katy is currently writing her debut novel, Regime, which will be published by Black Inc. Books in February 2019. She is a proud member of the Australian Writers’ Guild.

Artwork for Matt Scholten

Matt Scholten

Artwork for Lisa Mibus

Lisa Mibus

Artwork for Katy Warner

Katy Warner

Katy Warner is a Melbourne-based playwright and graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (Master of Writing for Performance). Her plays have been presented across Australia, New Zealand, and in Edinburgh as part of Festival Fringe. She is an AWGIE winner (Best Children’s Theatre for Reasons to Stay Inside), recipient of the Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Emerging Writer (These are the isolate) and Green Room award nominee for New Writing (A Prudent Man). Her play, nest, recently made the long list of Theatre503’s Playwriting Award and will have its debut at London’s Vault Festival with Small Truth Theatre in early 2018. Other plays include Paper Doll, Spencer and Dropped. Katy is a part of the INK program with Red Stitch and is working on a new full-length play for the company. Katy is currently writing her debut novel, Regime, which will be published by Black Inc. Books in February 2019. She is a proud member of the Australian Writers’ Guild.