Sydney Theatre Company (STC) / Wonnangatta / 2020

STC has a proud heritage as a creative hub and incubator for Australian theatre-makers. Through a number of different programs, they provide professional development opportunities, access to key personnel and resources, and encouragement and support of emerging talent in the industry.

Wonnangatta, by Angus Cerini, is a haunting tale of mystery and revenge.

Wonnangatta Station, 1918. Two men arrive at a dark and empty farmhouse looking for the manager, their friend Jim Barclay. No one’s heard from him for a month or so. Something is amiss. Then a grim discovery sets the men off on a journey across the harsh Australian terrain, looking for answers, maybe revenge.

Angus Cerini’s multi-award-winning The Bleeding Tree was a sensation on its premiere at Griffin Theatre and again when remounted by STC at The Wharf. In Wonnangatta, Cerini’s dark lyricism explores the Australian landscape – geographic and psychological – in a hard-driving yet poetic celebration of language and story.

The play was developed in STC’s Rough Drafts Program in 2018.

The world premiere production was performed at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, starring Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair, directed by Jessica Arthur.

The Girgensohn Foundation is the Production Patron.