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Sydney Theatre Company Extends IN THE NEXT ROOM Through 2 April

Sydney Theatre Company's first main stage production for 2011, the Australian premiere of Sarah Ruhl's In The Next Room or the vibrator play will have an extra week of performances at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House. The show will now close there on Saturday 2 April 2011.

Pamela Rabe directs Jacqueline McKenzie as Catherine Givings, an 1880's woman whose husband Dr Givings (David Roberts) marvels at the effectiveness of a newfangled electric invention he uses to administer remedial treatment to women suffering from ‘hysteria'. The other much praised cast members are Josh McConville, Mandy McElhinney, Marshall Napier, Helen Thomson and Sara Zwangobani.

After the Sydney season ends on 2 April, the production will tour to Melbourne Theatre Company (from 7 April), Illawarra Performing Arts Centre Wollongong (from 1 June), Canberra Theatre Centre (from 8 June) and Riverside Theatre, Parramatta (from 15 June).

"Not only is it gorgeous to behold, with period costumes and set designed by TraCy Grant Lord, but it has both humour and heart". Alex Lalak, Daily Telegraph

"Marvellous, thoughtful entertainment: recommended." Diana Simmonds, The Australian

"Pamela Rabe directs this handsome production with tact and sensitivity." Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

"... an absolute delight: playfully, cheekily funny, yet also touching, with serious concerns beneath its period petticoats." Jo Litson, Sunday Telegraph

"... a sumptuously entertaining night in the theatre ... Highly recommended." Elissa Blake, Sun Herald

"...this is the best ensemble cast I have ever had the pleasure to see on a stage." Gareth Beal, Arts Hub

"Definitely one to catch. You owe yourself the pleasure." Darryn King, Time Out

Director: Pamela Rabe. Designer: TraCy Grant Lord. Lighting Designer: Hartley T A Kemp.
Composer & Sound Designer: Iain Grandage.

Box Office: (02) 9250 1777.
Tickets: $35 - $90 (transaction fees may apply)

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