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We announced back in September, here, that Tim is to make his Sydney Theatre Company (STC) debut performing, with Toby Schmitz, in Tom Stoppard’s absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. At the time tickets for the show, which runs from 6th August to 7th September 2013, were only available as part of the Season Ticket packages.

This is a reminder that tickets will be on general sale on Monday 11th February 2013 at 9am (Sydney time) from the Sydney Theatre website here or you can phone: 02 9250 1777. Prices range from $50 – $90 and further details are available via their website.

When news of this role first broke, Tim said: “I adore Stoppard, I adore this play, and Toby and I love working together. So when Luke (Cowling – who co-directed the UWA version) suggested that we should try to play the title roles opposite each other, I got very excited. Eventually the idea ended up with the STC who in turn suggested the incredible Simon Phillips as director. I’ve known for some time that it was going to happen, but now it’s actually been officially announced, I can properly start shitting myself. With fear, as well as excitement.

The box office will be busy that day, with all the shows for the second half of STC’s 2013 season going on sale, and this is likely to be a very hot ticket indeed, so if you’re keen to see Tim play Rosencrantz or Guildenstern or Guildenstern or Rosencrantz, you’ll need to be on your toes.

UPDATE (11th February 2013): The STC website is having real problems this morning. You can follow their updates on the situation on Twitter @SydneyTheatreCo. Apparently “Unprecedented demand”…including “lots of people wanting to get tickets for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” has caused their website to go down and phone lines to be overwhelmed but they’ll tweet when the website is back up and they advise to keep trying the phone lines, because once you get through and into a queue the wait isn’t too bad. Also the Box Office at The Wharf is open, if you can get there to book in person. Good luck everyone!

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6 Comments

Ben on 10th of February 2013

The STC web site went into meltdown again on the morning of general sale – you’re a popular guy, Tim! Two hours now trying to get through on the web site and by phone, but it’ll be worth it to see my favourite play with my favourite Aussie icon!

kateling on 10th of February 2013

Great! hope it is on MTC list for 2014. PLease, pretty pretty please

Zach Cameron on 10th of February 2013

Maaaaan in Sydney?? This is one of my favourite plays and I would love to see you in it but like Sarah-Jane Im in the UK >__< Please do a show here!!

Sarah-Jane on 9th of February 2013

NOOOOOO! My favourite film/play of all time with my favourite comedian/actor of all time – and I am in the UK!!!! Devestated I won’t be able to see this! Know it will be a great success Tim, so PLEASE bring it to the UK!

Liz in Oz on 7th of February 2013

The STC website went into meltdown the day the subscriptions opened and actually collapsed under the strain so that nothing could be done online and forms had to be emailed. Forget Cate Blanchett and the other great actors, we were sure it was because everyone wanted to see Tim. I hope all his fans will be able to see him – it’s going to be very exciting and the highlight of the theatre year for sure.

Glynis on 7th of February 2013

Sounds wonderful. I just wish I lived in Sydney! I have produced that play with my drama students in the past and really love its complexity and subtle humour. Stoppard is an intriguing and intelligent playwright that does not spoon feed his audiences. You will be stunning in that part Tim, and it would have been a great experience to see you get your teeth into it, and see how the director interprets Stoppards work. Major envy for the Sydney-siders!

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