Date(s) - 15 Apr 2015
1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre

Captioned Performances:   Wednesday, 15 April 2015 at 1pm AND Friday, 24 April 2015 at 8pm

Booking Details:   https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2015/jumpy

At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screens.


“Funny, deliciously rude and at times piercingly moving.”
Daily Telegraph, UK

Sydney Theatre Company and Adshel present
A Melbourne Theatre Company production
by April De Angelis

Australian premiere

The mother of all midlife crises

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Hilary. Her career is on the line, her marriage is slipping into habit and her daughter is barely talking to her. The icing on the misery cake is having to watch her best friend’s embarrassing attempts at staying young.

April De Angelis’ frank and funny family drama charts the perils of growing up and growing old with refreshing candour. At its core is a strong, intelligent woman who once protested against nuclear weapons, but who now finds herself largely protesting against her daughter’s choice of clothing. It wasn’t meant to be like this.

Making her STC debut, comedy icon Jane Turner (Kath & Kim) will have an absolute field day as Hilary. And director Pamela Rabe, no stranger to STC as both an actor (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and a director (In the Next Room, or the vibrator play), will bring her deft touch to the play’s wit and its pathos.

Duraton: 2hrs 15mins (including interval)
Warning: strong language and sexual themes


Director Pamela Rabe
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Costume Designer Teresa Negroponte
Lighting Designer Matt Scott

Laurence Boxhall, Caroline Brazier, John Lloyd Fillingham, Brenna Harding, Tariro Mavondo, Marina Prior, David Tredinnick, Jane Turner, Dylan Watson

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