33 Variations

33 Variations



Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see one of the World’s most celebrated actors alongside an extraordinary Australian cast!

Oscar, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning legend Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist, Requiem for a Dream, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and House of Cards) makes her Australian stage debut opposite Lisa McCune, William McInnes, Helen Morse, Francis Greenslade, Toby Truslove and Andre de Vanny in Moises Kaufman’s acclaimed play 33 Variations. This is without doubt one of the most prestigious casts ever assembled on an Australian stage!

Known for her performances in The Exorcist, The Last Picture Show, Alice Doesn’t Live Here AnymoreHow to Make an American QuiltRequiem for a Dream, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and Netflix’s House of Cards, Burstyn is widely regarded as one of her generation’s greatest actors.

In 33 Variations, Burstyn plays Katherine Brandt, a musicologist devoted to uncovering the mystery behind Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. Moving between the past and present, the play interweaves Beethoven’s (McInnes) struggle to complete his masterpiece with Katherine’s journey to understand the composer’s obsession. Meanwhile, Katherine’s daughter Clara (McCune) seeks to connect with her mother as they face the greatest challenge of their lives.

Featuring live performances of Beethoven’s magnificent music by renowned pianist Andrea Katz, the witty and profound 33 Variations is sure to be a theatrical highlight of 2019!

“Deeply moving… Music lovers and theatre lovers alike won’t be disappointed by this affecting piece.” The Hollywood Reporter