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Emerald City

A sparkling revival of David Williamson's finest comedy

190707 QT 2020 01 Emerald City 0214

By David Williamson
Directed by Sam Strong
08 February - 29 February [Past Event]
Playhouse, QPAC

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.


Sam Strong
Associate Director Travis Dowling
Designer Dale Ferguson
Lighting Designer David Walters
Composer/Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith


Ray Chong Nee
Marg Downey
Nadine Garner
Megan Hind
Jason Klarwein
Rhys Muldoon

This production contains infrequent coarse language, mature themes and the use of e-cigarettes.

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

Play Briefing
Tue 4 Feb, 6pm
Playhouse, QPAC

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

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