A new play by Andrew Upton, Riflemind follows the story of an iconic rock band who are set to get back together 20 years after frontman John walked off stage for good. For John, the reunion might be his second chance; for his wife Lynn, it could be the end of the world as she knows it. As the band descends upon John’s country manor, one weekend fast becomes the ultimate test of talent, friendship and loyalty.

Rifleman stars John Hannah (Sliding Doors, Four Weddings And A Funeral) as frontman John. The cast is directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, co-Artistic Director of LAByrinth Theater Company in New York. In addition to being an accomplished stage actor and director, Hoffman is an Oscar-winning screen actor whose films include Almost Famous, Charlie Wilson’s War and Capote.

Playwright Upton and his wife the actress Cate Blanchett took over the running of Sydney Theatre Company earlier this year. This production marks the beginning of a new collaboration between STC and Trafalgar Studios.

For more information about Riflemind read our First Night Feature.


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