Jerry Hall will reprise her role in this Melbourne season of THE GRADUATE having wowed audiences in this iconic piece of American culture in the West End, Toronto, Broadway, North America and Perth. The production will play a very limited season from 21 September at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Adapted from Charles Webb's novel and the Oscar winning film, THE GRADUATE is at once a moving coming of age story and a terrifically funny black comedy. With the rise of the "Cougar", the production is as relevant today as it was the day it was written. THE GRADUATE is set against a soundtrack of some of the most memorable songs of the sixties including Wouldn't It Be Nice – by The Beach Boys, Everybody's Talkin – by Harry Nilsson and, of course, The Sound Of Silence and Mrs Robinson – by Simon & Garfunkel.
Joining Jerry Hall in the cast of the Melbourne season of The Graduate is newcomer Tim Dashwood as Benjamin Braddock. Starring alongside them are recognised Australian television, theatre and film actress Pippa Grandison as Mrs Braddock, accomplished writer, director and actor Peter Houghton as Mr Braddock, award winning theatre actor Luke Hewitt as Mr Robinson, and taking on the role of the innocent Elaine Robinson is WAAPA Graduate Claire Lovering.
'THE GRADUATE' is adapted and originally directed by Terry Johnson, from the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry.
Produced in Australia by Kay & McLean Productions Pty Ltd in association with Michael Coppel Theatrical.
THE GRADUATE contains nudity, smoking, adult themes and coarse language. Suitable for ages 15+.
“A smart, sexy, funny new play” Independent on Sunday, UK
“Jerry Hall is cool, suave, sleek, languid, elegant and charismatic; which is all that Mrs Robinson should be” The Times UK
“She makes a witty, sharp, drop-dead gorgeous Mrs Robinson” BBC London Live