MTC In Conversation

Saturday 22 January, 3.30pm

Free event

Join us at MPavilion for a sneak peek into the brand new Australian work, Come Rain or Come Shine and hear from members of the extraordinary team behind it.

Free Event

About the Event

Join us for a sneak peek into a brand new Australian work and hear from members of the extraordinary team behind it. MTC is delighted to join MPavilion for a conversation about making theatre and musicals.

How do you take an idea or story and mould it into a transformative live performance? Simon Phillips was MTC’s Artistic Director from 2000-2011 and his impact on the cultural landscape has been significant in Australia and internationally. Simon’s new work for MTC’s mainstage is an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Come Rain or Come Shine. An MTC NEXT STAGE Original, this boutique musical is a wildly comic story about music, memory and lifelong friendship. As Simon shares his insights into developing the work we will also hear from actor in the production, Chris Ryan – perhaps with a song too! This timely creative conversation on Saturday 22 January at 3.30pm will explore what it is like to create work in Melbourne and abroad and the ideas that come to you while on vacation.


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Come Rain or Come Shine 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.


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  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

Artwork for Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan


Simon Phillips

Simon Phillips