2007 • UR • Documentary, International
Lifting the curtain on life in the theatre.
WHY WE PICKED IT: This insightful documentary offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the spectacular amount of work that goes into putting on a play.
Before they take the stage, they must perfect their performance. It’s five weeks before opening night for the Sydney Theater Company's production of ‘Hedda Gabler’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the cast is working tirelessly with director Robyn Nevin to master every line. Intermingling rehearsal footage and revealing interviews with company actors including the inimitable Cate Blanchett, this revealing documentary moves step-by-step from rehearsal rooms in Sydney to opening night in New York in an effort to demystify the magical process of creating theatre.
DIRECTOR: Ian Darling
CAST: Robyn Nevin, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Justine Clarke