Into the Shimmering World premieres at Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company Into The Shimmering World_Sydney Theatre Company photo by Daniel BoudFrom the monumental playwriting talents of 2020 Patrick White Playwrights Fellow Angus Cerini (The Bleeding Tree, Wonnangatta) comes Into the Shimmering World, an epic and poetic story of love, loss and renewal.

Stage and screen legends Colin Friels and Kerry Armstrong play Ray and Floss, a farming couple who have lived off the land their entire adult lives. Through boom times and bust, they’ve been each other’s support and constant companion.

But at the tail end of a once-in-a-generation drought, both are on the precipice of earth-shattering change and transformation. What awaits Ray and Floss when the drought finally breaks?

STC Director of New Work and Artistic Development Paige Rattray (Do not go gentle…) will premiere this new Australian masterpiece in the glorious expanse of an extended Wharf 1 Theatre, in a production that is set to be a rich evocation of the mysteries of the natural world and a lyrical look at humanity’s changing relationship to it.

Into the Shimmering World will beguile audiences with its gothic and dreamlike take on the Australian landscape, its lush and musical language, and its powerful exploration of the depths of our national psyche.

Director: Paige Rattray | Featuring: Kerry Armstrong, Colin Friels, Renee Lim, James O’Connell, Bruce Spence | Designer: David Fleischer | Lighting Designer: Nick Schlieper | Composer & Sound Designer: Clemence Williams | Movement Director: Frances Rings | Assistant Director: Nicole Pingon | Voice & Text Coach: Charmian Gradwell

Into the Shimmering World
Wharf 1 Theatre – Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay (Sydney)
Season continues to 19 May 2024
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Image: Kerry Armstrong and Colin Friels in Into the Shimmering World – photo by Daniel Boud