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Australian born Nick Schlieper has designed lighting for opera and theatre internationally, across Europe, Canada and the United States, and for all the major companies in Australia. Work in Europe includes productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the State Theatres of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich as well as productions in Vienna, Stuttgart, at the Hamburg State Opera and Theatre Clwyd in Wales. Notable credits include Wagner's Ring Cycle in Adelaide, Hedda Gabler and A Streetcar Named Desire in Washington and New York. His designs have also won four Melbourne Green Room Awards, two Sydney Theatre Critics Awards and two Helpmann Awards.

Nick Schlieper Productions

[US Tour, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Lighting Design
[US Tour, 2013]
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[Broadway, 2011]
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[Toronto, 2010]
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[West End, 2009]
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Kerry Armstrong and Colin Friels Will Lead New Australian Epic INTO THE SHIMMERING WORLD

Stage and screen legends Kerry Armstrong and Colin Friels are set to star in Sydney Theatre Company’s world premiere of Into the Shimmering World, the brand-new Australian epic from one of the country’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights, Angus Cerini.

Rialto Chatter: Could THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Starring Sarah Snook Transfer to Broadway in 2025?

Will The Picture of Dorian Gray starring Sarah Snook transfer to Broadway in 2025?

Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, Theatre Royal Haymarket

I'll admit that I have never taken acid, but I can imagine that watching Kip Williams' adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray must come close to that experience. Part morality tale, part technical extravaganza, part fall down the rabbit hole, this is a theatrical evening that will remain long in the memory.

Rialto Chatter: Will SUCCESSION's Sarah Snook Make Broadway Debut in THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY?

Will Succession star Sarah Snook star in The Picture of Dorian Gray on Broadway?

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Will Make £20 Digital Lottery Tickets Available For Every Performance

Michael Cassel and Adam Kenwright, the lead producers of the new production of The Picture of Dorian Gray, starring award winning stage and screen actor Sarah Snook, have announced the launch of a £20 ticket via a digital lottery for every performance of the highly anticipated 14-week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

REVIEW: David Finnigan's New Work, SCENES FROM THE CLIMATE ERA Blends History With Probability To Deliver A Glimpse Into An Alternative Way Of Seeing The Future Of Planet

Director Carissa Licciardello presents David Finnigan’s (Playwright) SCENES FROM THE CLIMATE ERA with a simplicity that allows the series of stories told by five performers to be the focus of the work. 

Winners Announced For The 2022 Sydney Theatre Awards; MOULIN ROUGE Wins Best Musical

The winners of the 2022 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced on 23 January 2023 at a star-studded ceremony, with 30 Awards presented, shared between 18 productions which played on Sydney stages during 2022. Over 500 members of the Sydney theatre community gathered at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre to celebrate.

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On AMADEUS

AMADEUS A tour de force. Michael Sheen is sublime. As part of the Sydney Opera Houses’ 50th anniversary program, AMADEUS by Peter Schaffer is Co-presented and produced by leading Sydney-based independent theatre presenter Red Line Productions.

AMADEUS Full Cast Announced at Sydney Opera House

From 27 December, 2022 – 21 January, 2023 a gripping new production of Peter Shaffer's Tony and Academy Award-winning masterpiece Amadeus will be staged in the Opera House's newly transformed Concert Hall.

Richard Roxburgh Will Lead Sydney Theatre Company's THE TEMPEST

Australian stage and screen legend Richard Roxburgh returns to Sydney Theatre Company next month to play enigmatic sorcerer Prospero alongside a fabulous ensemble cast in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by STC’s Artistic Director Kip Williams.  

REVIEW: Kip Williams Adapts and Directs Robert Louis Stevenson's Gothic Thriller STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE With Mixed Results

Following on from the success of merging live performance and live video capture, Kip Williams has given STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR Hyde the same treatment with the addition of a second performer.  Gathering the same creative team that delivered the award-winning PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY, Williams and Sydney Theatre Company test whether the same formula can be used twice. 

Michael Sheen to Star in New Production of AMADEUS at Sydney Opera House

Acclaimed Welsh actor and producer Michael Sheen (The Twilight Saga, Frost/Nixon, The Queen, Tron: Legacy, Masters of Sex, Good Omens, Amadeus) will star as Salieri in a gripping new production of Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy Award®-winning masterpiece Amadeus at the Sydney Opera House from 27 December, 2022 – 21 January, 2023.

Melbourne Season THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Season Extended

The Melbourne season of Sydney Theatre Company's smash-hit THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY has been extended due to overwhelming demand, with tickets now on sale for final shows through to Sunday 7 August. 

Kip Williams Brings Back Award-winning Team For STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

The award-winning creative team behind Sydney Theatre Company's critically-acclaimed production The Picture of Dorian Gray will realise another gothic adaptation written by STC Artistic Director Kip Williams, this time Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde, which premieres at Roslyn Packer Theatre this August.

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY Announces Melbourne Season

STC Artistic Director Kip Williams has adapted Oscar Wilde's only novel into a breathtaking one-person show that seamlessly blends the conventions of cinema and live theatre to stunning effect. 


What a joy to see an enormous production of The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney harbour against the city skyline. And enormous is the word. The stage is 2.5 times larger than any indoor Australian stage.

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Director Simon Phillips has transferred one of Alfred Hitchcock’s expert works to the auditorium. Almost word for word, scene for scene and shot for shot. In a world where the theatre scene consists of reinventing films for the stage, this piece is the cinema masterpiece live on stage.

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On WUDJANG: NOT THE PAST

Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company, in their first co-production present the world premiere of WUDJANG: NOT THE PAST. An epic scale contemporary corroboree, and Bangarra’s largest stage production to date.

HAMILTON, SIX, COME FROM AWAY and More Receive 2021 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2021, which will be presented at an industry gala ceremony on Monday 31 January 2022 at 7pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre.

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