Sydney Theatre Company: Grand Horizons
19 June @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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After 50 years of married bliss, Nancy, a retired librarian approaching 80, tells her husband Bill that she wants
a divorce so she can take a last chance at living her best life. Bill doesn’t seem to mind, but their adult children are definitely not happy about it. Jessica Arthur directs the Australian premiere of Bess Wohl’s Grand Horizons for Sydney Theatre Company, with Linda Cropper as Nancy and John Bell as Bill. When the family comedy opened on Broadway in January 2020, The New York Times described it as “one of the brightest shows to hit Broadway in years”.
Limelight Editor’s Choice
Nancy and Bill are calling it quits. After 50 years of ‘married bliss’, Nancy wants to take a last chance at living her best life. And Bill? Well, Bill’s OK with it. The couple’s adult children, Ben and Brian, are definitely not OK with it. Who said elderly parents have a right to branch out and try new things?
Stage legends John Bell and Linda Cropper (returning to the STC stage for the first time in 11 years) lead an exceptional cast including Johnny Nasser, James Majoos, Zindzi Okenyo (The Golden Age) and Guy Simon (Playing Beatie Bow) in a story that shows us that working out what you really want is a lifelong process.
This brand new family comedy straight from pre-lockdown Broadway takes a brilliantly comedic – and ultimately moving – look at romance and intergenerational divides in the era of self-expression, alternative family models and… sexting.
In the hands of Resident Director Jessica Arthur (Wonnangatta, Banging Denmark), Bess Wohl’s laugh-out-loud comedy will ponder the joys and frustrations of family, marriage, intimacy and risking it all in the search of genuine happiness.
Read our review of Grand Horizons here.