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More details on Sydney Theatre Company's 2013 Season continue to roll in, the most interesting of which is a piece in The Australian featuring Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh's thoughts (and wisecracks) about their plans for the play. I'll add the full text below, as it's not too long. The article was accompanied by this lovely new pic by Dan Himbrechts:
Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh at Sydney Theatre Company. Source: The Australian/Dan Himbrechts
Theatre's larrikin pair bring us nothing happening, twice
- The Australian
- September 07, 2012
Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh will play tramps Vladimir and Estragon in a new production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot for the Sydney Theatre Company next year.
A COUPLE of lovable theatre rogues are getting their act together to appear in one of the emblematic pieces of 20th-century drama.
I'd heard the anecdote about Richard being inspired by seeing Hugo in Twelfth Night before, but this is the first time Hugo's role has been revealed. Somehow it fits in with the characters both actors have played in these team-ups. 😉 You can read more at Theater Mania, The Daily Telegraph and Playbill.
Hugo is surely en route to Toronto by now if he isn't there already; Cloud Atlas will have its world premiere the day after tomorrow at the Princess of Wales Theater at 6pm; the entire cast and creative team is slated to be on hand, and the film world is rife with anticipation. A second, shorter theatrical trailer has now been released to coincide with the event and promote the film in cinemas. It repeats the general themes of the six-minute preview extravaganza that was released earlier this summer, but contains glimpses of new footage, including our first official (moving) glimpse of Hugo Weaving as Bill Smoke. I'm doing a frame by frame analysis to see if any other goodies are in there, and continue to be impressed at how much they're able to convey in a limited amount of time. Nice touch casting Ben Whishaw as the record store clerk, BTW… fans of the novel will understand why. 😉 There's also another, brief new interview with Susan Sarandon at Digital Spy.