Richard Roxburgh to Star in Australian Premiere of Toy Symphony

News   Richard Roxburgh to Star in Australian Premiere of Toy Symphony
 
Australian actor Richard Roxburgh, well known for roles in the films "Van Helsing," "Moulin Rouge" and "Mission Impossible II," will return to the stage after a seven-year absence to take part in the Australian production of Toy Symphony.

Roxburgh reunites with the Australian theatre ensemble Company B for the drama penned by Michael Gow. Gow is known for such works as The Astronaut's Wife, Away and On Top of the World; Toy Symphony marks his first play in ten years.

In Toy Symphony, "Roland Henning (Roxburgh) has writer's block," press notes state. "When he tries to explain the situation to a therapist, his story begins to tumble back and forth between his childhood in The Shire and his work as a playwright. At the root of it all is that extraordinary day in primary school which shattered his boyhood and plunged him headlong into the dizzy circus of life and art."

Roxburgh has previously performed in the Company B mountings of Hamlet and Twelfth Night, serving as director for the Company B presentation of Ray's Tempest.

Neil Armfield stages Gow's drama, with cast members Justine Clarke, Russell Dykstra, Guy Edmonds and Monica Maughan.

Toy Symphony will run Nov. 10–Dec. 22. Tickets and further information about Company B productions are available by visiting www.belvoir.com.au.

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