Born Yesterday

Date(s) - 25 Feb 2017
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

GoTheatrical! open captioned performance on Saturday, 25 February 2017 at 4pm
Please ask for caption seats at the time of booking to ensure you are seated with a good view of the captioning screens.

Born Yesterday

by Garson Kanin

This glorious classic of the American stage begins with junkyard tycoon Harry Brock settling into a swank Washington hotel suite ready to grease the palms of crooked US Senators. But how can he win over Congress if his girlfriend, Billie, is always bringing down the tone? Enter Paul Verrall, a handsome young reporter, who knows enough about Washington to be cynical. For a price, Verrall could teach Billie a few things. But does she have the will to learn? Does she ever!

MTC’s 2017 Season opens in glamorous 1940s style with this evergreen Broadway comedy – a screwball romance that has plenty to say about the dark side of politics. MTC Associate Director Dean Bryant has found the perfect Billie Dawn in musical comedy star Christie Whelan Browne (The Odd Couple, The Producers, The Drowsy Chaperone), who’ll bring everything she knows to a character who knows practically nothing. Joining Christie as her bookish love interest is rising star Joel Jackson (Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli, Seven’s Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door) alongside MTC regulars Heidi Arena (The Beast), and Richard Piper (Double Indemnity).

You can learn more about Born Yesterday on the MTC Blog, Backstage. You can also download the Born Yesterday programme before your visit, or purchase one for just $2 at the theatre.


Daily Review
Time Out Melbourne

Christie Whelan Browne proves once again that she really is a star comic actress in the mould of Holliday or Marilyn Monroe.

The Age

This is drama and entertainment at its best.

Australian Stage Online

[Christie] Whelan Browne is a star.

Stage Noise

Attendance Information

  • This production contains scenes of violence on stage and the use of herbal cigarettes. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
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