Broadway and West End star Philip Quast will take you on a captivating journey through the songs and stories of his incredible life at the Seymour Centre on Sunday 17 January as part of the 2021 Sydney Festival.
From his parents’ dusty turkey farm in Tamworth to the dressing rooms of glittering theatres worldwide, the multi-award-winning star of musicals, plays and film returns to the Seymour Centre – where he first trod the boards in his professional Sydney debut, Candide – with opera singer and pianist Anne-Maree McDonald to find an answer to the question: “Is This All Then?”
A true star with a four-decade career spanning musicals, plays, film and television, Philip Quast has won the hearts of Australians, from the millennials who grew up watching Play School to the thousands who’ve seen his definitive Javert in Les Misérables.
He won the first of his three Olivier Awards for Sunday in the Park with George (National Theatre) before returning to Sydney for Into the Woods. He’s played Judge Turpin in a star-studded Sweeney Todd in New York and sung in an equally A-list Follies in London.
A lifetime in the theatre has given Philip Quast a wealth of anecdotes and stories, and he wraps them up in an eclectic blend of songs for the simplest of shows – just him, an armchair and his good friend Anne-Maree McDonald at the piano as he asks: “Is This All Then?”
Philip Quast: Is This All Then?
York Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale (Sydney)
Performances: Sunday 17 January 2021 (2.00pm / 7.00pm)
For more information, visit: www.seymourcentre.com for details.
Image: Philip Quast (supplied)