Emerald City | Queensland Theatre
08 February - 29 FebruaryPlayhouse, QPACBuy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

A sparkling revival of David Williamson’s finest comedy

Fade in. Sydney in the 1980s. The Emerald City of Oz, luring unsuspecting idealists with the promise of fulfilled fantasies, and leaving them with their dreams shattered on the pavement.

Colin is a one-time gun screenwriter who’s off his game these days, and his wife Kate is a publisher with a penchant for taking risks. Seduced by the scent of success, they move their family to the Emerald City in pursuit of a share of its fame and fortune.

Colin teams with a hack writer to work on his pet project screenplay, but soon finds himself faced with a stark choice: make art or make a motza? Decades after it was written, David Williamson’s 1987 classic is as sharp as ever; a satirical skewering of the extravagance of yesterday that could have been written today.

A Melbourne Theatre Company co-production 



    Associate Director Travis Dowling

    Designer Dale Ferguson

    Lighting Designer David Walters

    Composer/Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith

    Cast Includes Marg Downey (Rupert and Kath & Kim), Ray Chong Nee (Hydra, Noises Off), Rhys Muldoon (Nearer The Gods), Nadine Garner (The Dr Blake Mysteries, City Homicide), Jason Klarwein (Once in Royal David's City, Macbeth)

    Auslan Interpreted Mon 17 Feb, 6:30pm
    Audio Described Sat 29 Feb, 2pm

    Play Briefing
    Tue 4 Feb, 6-7pm
    Playhouse, QPAC

    Night With The Artists
    Mon 17 Feb, 6:30pm