Perth Theatre Company presents the award winning John Steinbeck classic tale of drifters Lennie and George, on stage at the Heath Ledger Theatre 4-20 December.
Joining rising Hollywood star Jai Courtney (Terminator: Genisys, Divergent, The Water Diviner, Unbroken and Felony) is Gary Sweet (Police Rescue, House Husbands, Charlie’s Country) as Slim, and Ian Meadows (The Moodys, Rake, The Pacific) in the main role of George.
Other cast members include Steve Turner, Luke Hewitt, Josh Brennan, Igor Sas and Rose Riley. Featuring live music from award winning Perth band Stoney Joe, Of Mice and Men offers a high impact showcase of talent in this unique theatre experience.
Described as ‘the conscience of his country’, recognised and loved across generations and cultures, John Steinbeck, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, has secured a place in hearts and minds the world over with this iconic piece of fiction.
Of Mice and Men explores male friendships, transient workforces and class divides in a compelling and enduring tale that has an astonishing resonance today.
Artistic Director Melissa Cantwell says of the production:
“It’s a wonderful moment when a classic text finds such relevance in the contemporary
world. I think the play will resonate with West Australian audiences – the culture of
transient workforces; of working on and with the land; dreams of owning a piece of it and
making a better future for ourselves. So many of the themes in this piece run deep in our
society. It is an ageless work that has a real synergy with the specifics of our time and
Jai Courtney will play Lennie Small, a mentally disabled man who travels the countryaccompanied by his friend, George. Jai says:
“I’m thrilled to be coming back to Perth to
stomp around on stage again. Mel and I have wanted to work together for years and I’m so
excited the opportunity has finally arisen. Of Mice and Men is such a timeless text and a
story I can’t wait to help tell. The vision for this production is groundbreaking and we’re all
committed to creating something special that audiences will be hard pressed to
forget. Perth Theatre Company gave me my start in this industry and its such an
honour to be asked back.”
OF MICE AND MEN STARRING JAI COURTNEY
***4 – 20 DECEMBER ***
CAST AND CREW
DIRECTOR Melissa Cantwell
SET/COSTUME DESIGNER Zoe Atkinson
LIGHTING DESIGNER Matthew Marshall
SOUND DESIGNER Will Slade
MUSIC/COMPOSITION Stoney Joe
Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
DATES & TIMES
Preview | 4 December
Season | 5- 20 December
Sat: 2pm & 7.30pm
Online at ticketek.com.au; Phone 1300 795 012; In Person at any Ticketek agency.
Corporate hospitality packages available on request.
Gala Opening Night event $200. Contact PTC to purchase.
Approx 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)