ABOUT THE SHOW
Joanna Murray-Smith is one of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, captivating audiences from Melbourne to Broadway and the West End. Her riveting NEXT STAGE commission for MTC is a romantic thriller that pits the devastating shadow of history against the dazzling promise of true love.
When Tom, an Australian abroad, meets Charlotte in a Berlin bar, sparks fly and they head back to her loft apartment. As they drink, talk and flirt late into the night, they begin to unearth startling secrets that can no longer be ignored...
Directed by Iain Sinclair, and starring Grace Cummings and Michael Wahr, this world premiere production is brought to the stage with 'humour, emotional intelligence and downright sexy stage chemistry' (The Age).
Berlin was commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program with the support of our Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, The Ian Potter Foundation, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne.
Recording produced in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne
Photo by Justin Ridler
Berlin Set Design Virtual Tour
Explore Christina Smith’s set design for Berlin, Joanna Murray-Smith’s MTC NEXT STAGE commission, in this virtual tour.
Berlin Education Pack
A resource pack for teachers and students to learn more about the MTC production of Berlin by Joanna Murray-Smith.
The set design process
Christina Smith explains the process of designing the set for Berlin by Joanna Murray-Smith.
Fragments of History
Set Designer Christina Smith talks with MTC about exploding houses, researching like a spider, the sandwich of history – and how this all informed her design for the Berlin set.
Bump In Time-lapse
Watch a time-lapse video of the bump in for Berlin, Joanna Murray-Smith's NEXT STAGE commission, narrated by Production Manager Abe Watson.
A musical world of shadows
Composer and Sound Designer Kelly Ryall discusses the sonic world he has created for Berlin.
Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti discusses his approach to lighting Berlin.
Backstage Banter with Grace Cummings and Michael Wahr
Meet the stars of Joanna Murray-Smith's romantic thriller, Berlin.
From our stage to your screen
For the first time in the Company’s history, select MTC shows will be filmed and made available for a digital season you can enjoy on-demand from the comfort of your own couch.
Reconciling with the past
After a year offstage, Michael Wahr is thrilled to return to MTC, and to all the joys and challenges of being a working actor.