Talk

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Director: 
Jonathan Biggins
Cast: 
Valerie Bader, Helen Christinson, Paige Gardiner, Peter Kowitz, Lucia Mastrantone, Kenneth Moraleda, Andrew Tighe, Hannah Waterman, John Waters, Ben Wood
Running Time: 
1 hr 40 mins (no interval)
Producer: 
Sydney Theatre Company
Date: 
24 May - 27 May 2017
Patrons’ advice: 
Strong language, adult themes.

John Behan is a radio talkback host with a city in the palm of his hand. He fills Sydney’s airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. Yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, a trial-by-media threatens to get out of control.

Locking himself in his studio and broadcasting live, John Behan is not going to go quietly, even if a life is on the line. Across town, the hunt is on for a sensational story. One that reveals the truth? Perhaps. One that keeps journalists in a job? More likely.
In Talk, writer and director Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) sets his eyes squarely on modern journalism, social media and the 24-hour news cycle. The charismatic John Waters, fresh from a villainous turn on ABC’s Rake is joined by a wonderful cast, including Peter Kowitz (ABC’s Janet King), Valerie Bader (Children of the Sun) and Andrew Tighe (Travelling North). You’ll want to tune in.

Production Patron: Petre Foundation

 

Showtime(s): 
24 May - 8:00 pm
25 May - 8:00 pm
26 May - 8:00 pm
27 May - 2:00 pm
27 May - 8:00 pm