Alison Whyte, Bert LeBonte, Brenna Harding, and Greg Stone Join Cast of CLOUDSTREET
Malthouse Theatre and BLACK SWAN State Theatre Company today announced the cast for the epic saga that traverses 20 years of fighting to keep two families-the Lambs and the Pickles- together in one massive house.
Portraying the Lamb family is Alison Whyte (Last Man Standing, The Dressmaker) as Oriel, Greg Stone (The Government Inspector, Pompeii, L.A) as Lester, Guy Simon (Blaque Showgirls, Jasper Jones) as Quick and Benjamin Oakes (Theatre of Speed and Oddlands with Back To Back Theatre), will perform in his debut Malthouse Theatre performance in the role of Fish.
Joining the Lambs in the large house, the great continent where the two damaged clans collide, will be the Pickles family: Bert LaBonte (The Book of Mormon, I Am a Miracle) as Sam, Natasha Herbert (Away) as Dolly and Brenna Harding (Puberty Blues, Black Mirror, Secret City) as Rose.
An ensemble of extraordinary performers will complete the story with Ebony McGuire (Yirra Yaakin's Kep Kaatijin, Western Edge Youth Arts Caliban), Scott Sheridan (BLACK SWAN State Theatre Company's The Importance of Being Earnest), Arielle Gray (Picnic at Hanging Rock), Ian Michael (BLACK SWAN State Theatre Company's Let the Right One In) and in her first mainstage production, WAAPA graduate Mikayla Merks.
With over five hours of onstage activity, audiences can experience the event as a one-night extravaganza with dinner included, or a two-night saga where the story can be savoured over two evenings. Adapted by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from the award-winning novel by Tim Winton, Cloudstreet is brought to life in this monumental new production unprecedented in scale and ambition for Malthouse Theatre.
Cloudstreet is on at Malthouse Theatre from 6 May to 23 June 2019. For tickets and further information visit malthousetheatre.com.au