The Sound Inside
Melbourne Theatre Company presents
The Sound Inside

20 May 2022 to 2 Jul 2022

Catherine McClements (Three Little Words) returns to MTC for the Australian premiere of this riveting, profound and exquisite mystery. Nominated for the 2021 Tony Award for Best Play, The Sound Inside is a literary detective work of the highest order, which unfurls like a gripping novel. Always staying at least one step ahead of its audience, it’s an extraordinary showcase of playwriting dexterity.

When the brash and enigmatic Christopher barges into the office of acclaimed author Bella Baird, the two misfits find in each other an unexpected intellectual match. Over the ensuing weeks, the young man breaks down Bella’s defences and a tentative friendship forms. But will it be strong enough to withstand an impossible choice?

From novelist and playwright Adam Rapp and directed by Sarah Goodes (Home, I’m Darling), The Sound Inside is a masterclass in restrained, intelligent and deeply moving theatre. Winding ever more taut as it builds a sense of foreboding tension, it will draw you inch by inch to the very edge of your seat, confounding expectations and upending predictions along the way. An intimate and emotionally powerful new work, it proves that we all have a story to tell … but how it ends is anyone’s guess.

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