David Williamson’s newest play ‘The Big Time’ has been receiving rave reviews during its run in Sydney with critics declaring it “a theatre experience not to be missed” ahead of its Queensland Premiere at The J Noosa from 21-23 March.
Presented by Noosa Alive! Festival in association with Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre company, The Big Time’s stellar cast includes Claudia Barrie, Zoe Carides, Aileen Huyn, Matt Minto and Jeremy Waters and is directed by Mark Kilmurry.
The Big Time, Williamson’s 54th play, is closely linked to both his professional and personal life. The connection focusses on almost 50 professional years in the theatre scene and his personal affiliation relates to his wife Kristin, a drama teacher and theatre critic, as well as his two NIDA graduate sons and actors’ agent daughter. The play follows the story of Celia and Vicki, two women who were best friends at drama school. Celia is a high-profile soap star earning ridiculous amounts of money and enjoying a celebrity lifestyle. Vicki is scraping by playing gritty, critically acclaimed roles in independent theatre. When Vicki proposes they collaborate on an ambitious new film project, it could be a big opportunity for both to prove their mettle in the industry, but are Vicki’s motives as well-intentioned as they seem, or will jealousy rear its ugly head?
The Big Time by David Williamson will be performed on March 21, 22, 23 at 7.30pm and March 23 at 2pm at The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.
Tickets $60-$65. Visit www.thej.com.au or phone 5329 6560.