2014 STA Best New Australian Work
Joanna Murray-Smith’s acclaimed tale of cat and mouse comes to MTC featuring the stunning original Sydney Theatre Company team.
Patricia Highsmith, best-selling author of The Talented Mr. Ripley, is living as a recluse somewhere in the Swiss alps. When she is visited by a young and green editor from her New York publishing house, hoping to convince the terrifying Miss Highsmith to write one last Ripley, their confrontation soon turns into a cat-and-mouse game – but who is cat and who mouse?
In Switzerland, Joanna Murray-Smith builds tension like the final chapters of one of Highsmith’s own thrillers. This acclaimed two-hander is directed by Sarah Goodes with the stunning cast of Sarah Peirse and Eamon Farren, with design by Michael Scott-Mitchell, lighting by Nick Schlieper and composition by Steve Francis.
A Sydney Theatre Company Production. The Australian premiere production of Switzerland was generously supported by Kim Williams AM and Catherine Dovey.