Birdland

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Melbourne Theatre Company’s latest offering, Simon Stephen’s Birdland, is the story of an out-of-control rock star which, unfortunately, struggles to make an emotional impact.

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Birdland

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Photo by Gina Milicia

In a world where Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are worshipped and a world where we are obsessed with celebrity breakdowns, Melbourne Theatre Company’s upcoming production of Birdland could not be more well-timed. Written by award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens as an examination of fame, fortune and decadent disregard in a celebrity obsessed world, this Australian premiere introduces us to Paul, a damaged rock star idol whose fame and fortune is at an all time high. Taking on this demanding role is Mark Leonard Winter in what is his MTC debut. When speaking with Winter, he expresses a great passion for this character, no matter how unlikeable he may appear to others.

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