Battle of Waterloo
Sydney Theatre Company presents
Battle of Waterloo

1 Jun 2015 to 27 Jun 2015

Sydney Theatre Company and Allens present
by Kylie Coolwell

World premiere

We’re all running away from something

The sun sets over Waterloo, lorikeets call out the end of the day and the hum of music, cooking and conversation seep through the walls of the James Cook building. This is Sydney.

Two sisters, Cassie and Sissy, live with their Aunt Mavis in an apartment surrounded by dozens like it. When Cassie’s boyfriend Ray returns from three years inside, the family’s relationships, their hopes and their failings all come into stark relief. When do you choose to run away? And when do you choose to stand tall for those you love?

Playwright Kylie Coolwell makes an extraordinary debut – her vision of our city is both boisterous and engaging. With echoes of Tennessee Williams, Battle of Waterloo is by turns hilarious, tender and fierce. Resident Director Sarah Goodes (The Effect) will direct a play whose development she has helped oversee from its earliest incarnations through our Rough Draft program to the main stage. With a cast featuring Shari Sebbens (The Sapphires), Hunter Page-Lochard (Bran Nue Dae) and Luke Carroll (Redfern Now) this is contemporary Australian drama at its finest.

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Session TimesTicket PricesDuration
2hrs (including interval)