Right: Jerry Hall and Tim Dashwood. Photo by Jeff Busby.
Model and actress Jerry Hall will reprise her role as seductress Mrs Robinson for the last time in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney seasons of The Graduate. Having wowed audiences in in the West End, Toronto, Broadway, North America, Perth and Melbourne, Jerry Hall will make her way to Australia next year.
The Graduate will from November 5 at Adelaide Festival Theatre, from November 25 at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre before taking the final bow from December 2 at Sydney Lyric Theatre.
Further to her role as Mrs. Robinson, Jerry Hall has many theatre credits to her name, including originating the role of Sugar in Bud Shrake’s Benchmark, directed by Michael Rudman at the New End Theatre in Hampstead. She also has had roles in the U.S. and West End productions of Bus Stop, the West End productions of The Vagina Monologues and The Play What I Wrote. She was the guest star with the North American Tour of The Vagina Monologues in Austin, Texas, and toured England with Picasso’s Women, a 52-minute monologue. Jerry also performed in the West End hit production of Calendar Girls.
Sharing the stage with Jerry Hall, starring as young, wide eyed Benjamin Braddock is Tim Dashwood. Tim has been working as an actor since graduating from University in 2005. He has performed extensively with the Queensland Theatre Company in productions including Managing Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Exception and The Rule. He played Schlomo in the most recent National tour of Fame The Musical and has appeared in a number of independent Australian films including Myles West which earned him a Best Actor award at the 48 hour Short Film Festival. Most recently Tim appeared in shake and stir Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Dracula and is currently appearing in Queensland Theatre Company’s Odd Couple.
Adapted from Charles Webb’s novel and the Oscar® winning film, The Graduate is both a coming of age story and a dark comedy. It is set against a soundtrack of some of the most memorable songs of the sixties including Wouldn’t It Be Nice – by The Beach Boys, Everybody’s Talkin' – by Harry Nilsson and of course, The Sound Of Silence and Mrs Robinson – by Simon & Garfunkel,
The Graduate is adapted and originally directed by Terry Johnson, from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry. It is produced in Australia by Kay & McLean Productions, Michael Coppel Theatrical and Jerry Hall in association with Adelaide Festival Centre and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Production design is by Rob Howell (sets and costumes), Hugh Vanstone (lighting) and Christopher Cronin (sound). The Graduate features songs by Paul Simon, performed by Simon and Garfunkel, and original music composed and arranged by Barrington Pheloung.
The Graduate was originally commissioned and produced on the London and Broadway stage by John Reid and Sacha Brooks.
Brisbane – Lyric Theatre QPAC from November 5, tickets on sale Friday November 6. qpac.com.au
Adelaide – Adelaide Festival Theatre from November 25, tickets on sale Thursday November 5, bass.net.au
Sydney – Sydney Lyric from December 2nd 2016 tickets on sale now ticketmaster.com.au
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