MTC In Conversation


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MTC at MPavilion 2019

Join us for a sneak peek into a brand new Australian work and hear from 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 will explore what it is like to create work in Melbourne, abroad and what ideas come to you while on vacation.

NEXT STAGE is made possible with the support of the Donors, Foundations and Organisations of MTC’s Playwrights Giving Circle.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.