MEDIA RELEASE: 15 NOVEMBER 2011
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, DAVID J FOSTER & ROSS MOLLISON PRESENT
THE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF
28 DECEMBER 2011 – 29 JANUARY 2012
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, DRAMA THEATRE
DIRECTED BY: WAYNE HARRISON
FEATURING: GEORGIE PARKER, DANIEL MACPHERSON, JEREMY SIMS, MIKEY ROBINS, FIONA O’LOUGHLIN, JAMES O’LOGHLIN
‘The funniest show in town, hands down!’
The New York Post
‘a merry compendium of the witlessness and wisdom of the rich and famous (and)....a bracing tonic for anyone weary of our fame-addled culture’
The New York Times
Joining Sydney Opera House’s packed Summer at the House program, will be Celebrity Autobiography – the international smash-hit comedy where the unintentionally hilarious real-life stories of the A-list are presented verbatim, live on stage by a rotating, ensemble cast of local stars.
The show, created by Emmy Award-nominated writer/ performer Eugene Pack and Dayle Rafael, has been recast and reworked for its Australian premiere and promises an evening of hilarious and hard-to-believe vignettes torn straight from the pages of celebrities’ tell-all books.
Sydney audiences will finally discover the truth behind what actually happens backstage at a Justin Bieber concert, marvel at the ‘private’ moments revealed in Britney Spears’ diary, find out how Sylvester Stallone feels about his muscles and just how much Tiger Woods loves his ‘putter’.
Celebrity Autobiography has played sell out seasons in New York since 2008. It began its tour in 2010 with acclaimed performances across America as well as playing to packed houses at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End, where the show opened to rave reviews.
Celebrity Autobiography is directed by Wayne Harrison. The London-based Australian has had a long history of involvement with arts and entertainment in Sydney. He was the Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company for nine years, and the Creative Director of Sydney’s New Years Eve celebrations from 2005-2007. He has directed for Bell Shakespeare, Riverside Theatre and New York’s Carnegie Hall and directed Love, Loss and What I Wore for Sydney Opera House Presents in 2010. His work has been the subject of numerous documentaries that have been broadcast internationally.
The ensemble cast for the Australian premiere of this production is outlined below. The cast will change throughout the season, and will include special guest appearances.
Actress Georgie Parker is known for her roles on All Saints, A Country Practice and most recently on Home & Away.
Actor Daniel MacPherson is well known for his role on Neighbours as well as having appeared in the UK police drama The Bill. He has since starred in Network 7’s City Homicide and the premiere season of Wild Boys as well as hosting X-Factor and Dancing with the Stars.
Jeremy Sims is an award-winning actor known for his TV roles on The Bill, Heartland and McLeod’s Daughters as well as appearing on stage for Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Melbourne Theatre Company and Bell Shakespeare. Sims is the Director of Pork Chop Productions.
Fiona O’Loughiln is known for her appearances on ABC’s Spicks and Specks, Network Ten’s Rove and Good News Week as well as having performed stand-up at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Mikey Robins can be seen on Network 10’s Good News World. He started out hosting the Triple J Breakfast Show. He also presented on Triple M and made regular appearances on Spicks and Specks as well as writing regular columns for The Daily Telegraph.
Comedian and presenter James O’Loghlin hosts Sundays with James O’Loghlin on ABC radio. He has previously hosted The New Inventors.
Meera Hindocha, Senior Publicist
T. 02 9250 7834 / E. email@example.com
Tickets go on sale from 18 November.
Dates: 28 December 2011 – 29 January 2012
Venue: Drama Theatre
Prices: from $69 / Conc. $64 / Group 8+ $59 (Insiders - $55.20)
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com or (02) 9250 7777
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