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!