Born Yesterday

14 January — 25 February 2017

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This glorious classic of the American stage begins with junkyard tycoon Harry Brock settling into a swank Washington hotel suite ready to grease the palms of crooked US Senators. But how can he win over Congress if his girlfriend, Billie, is always bringing down the tone? Enter Paul Verrall, a handsome young reporter, who knows enough about Washington to be cynical. For a price, Verrall could teach Billie a few things. But does she have the will to learn? Does she ever!

MTC’s 2017 Season opens in glamorous 1940s style with this evergreen Broadway comedy – a screwball romance that has plenty to say about the dark side of politics. MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant has found the perfect Billie Dawn in musical comedy star Christie Whelan Browne (The Odd Couple, The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone), who’ll bring everything she knows to a character who knows practically nothing. Joining Christie as her bookish love interest is rising star Joel Jackson (Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli, Seven’s Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door) alongside MTC regulars Heidi Arena (The Beast), and Richard Piper (Double Indemnity).

You can learn more about Born Yesterday on the MTC Blog, Backstage. You can also download the Born Yesterday programme before your visit, or purchase one for just $2 at the theatre.

Artwork for Heidi Arena

Heidi Arena

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Christie Whelan Browne

Joel Jackson

Joel Jackson

Richard Piper

Richard Piper

Dean Bryant

Dean Bryant

Dale Ferguson

Dale Ferguson

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

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Mathew Frank

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Leith McPherson

Tyler Coppin

Tyler Coppin

Russell Dykstra

Russell Dykstra

Chris Fortuna

Chris Fortuna

Josh Gates

Josh Gates