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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, directed by Simon Phillips.

Tim and Toby have a history together, having met way back in the olden days when Tim was 17 and Toby, 15. In 1996, Tim and Toby played the minor characters of The Player and Hamlet, respectively, in a University of Western Australia (UWA) production of Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead, directed by Gen Hegney and Luke Cowling, at the Dolphin Theatre, Perth. They (along with Travis Cotton) also co-wrote a musical called This Blasted Earth, which they put on in 2004.

6th August to 7th September 2013 they’ll be reunited (’cause it feels so good) in the title roles for the 2013 Sydney Theatre season. Visit the Sydney Theatre Company website for further information and tickets* although at the moment tickets are only available to purchase as part of a 2013 Season Ticket package.

Tim says: “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.”

* Note: The STC website seems to be having some problems so if you can’t access the information, please give it a few minutes and then try again.

UPDATE: The first single tickets for the STC 2013 season go on sale Monday 11th Feb 2013..

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Kelly Coughlin on 19th of March 2013

My favorite play and my hero together? Please Tim, consider bringing the production to the states! NY or DC? Me love you long time. Xx
Kelly in Philadelphia

V V on 8th of February 2013

Pleeeeeeease come to Melbourne, it’ll be a sell-out.

Joy Robinson on 7th of February 2013

Any chance you guys will tour with this show? The City of Churches is waiting…

Joel Onslow on 18th of October 2012

I can’t wait

Sam 2 on 17th of September 2012

Hi Tim, thought you were great on the Jonathan Ross show and only wish I could be in the UK to see JC Superstar along with everyone else. But I do have my STC tickets already for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” next August. Can’t wait! Keep well and don’t tire yourself out!
(By the way, Linzy or Shell, I have tried to post a comment a number of times in the Guestbook but it is always blocked by a Spam message. Is there a problem here?)

Rachel on 12th of September 2012

Can’t wait!

Lawrence on 12th of September 2012

Oh, Tim! Saw this in London recently with some friends. Would have been extra amazing if you were in it – the part is so… “Tim”.

London? Please?

Shane on 9th of September 2012

Any chance that this will come to Melbourne?

Deb G on 7th of September 2012

… will it tour to Perth? And play at the Heath Ledger Theatre?

Stu h on 7th of September 2012

I would sell my grandparents (if I had any left) to see this. :). Shame it’s not on in the UK… Maybe later?

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