Claudel set for Sydney stage

Claudel set for Sydney Opera House this April

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THE story of one of the world's greatest sculptors is coming to Sydney.

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THE story of one of the world's greatest sculptors is coming to Sydney.

Claudel is a thrilling reimagining of the story of one of the world's greatest and most misunderstood sculptors, Camille Claudel and her complex relationship with legendary artist, Auguste Rodin.

Written and directed by acclaimed playwright Wendy Beckett and Choreographed by the internationally celebrated Meryl Tankard, Claudel explores the life of the highly talented and rebellious young sculptor Camille Claudel. Set in 1880s Paris, this haunting drama unflinchingly questions the notions of genius versus madness and the consequences for those who chose lives that are deemed too different for society to tolerate.

Rising Star of the British Shakespearean stage Imogen Sage (Measure for Measure -Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Rebecca - Kneehigh Theatre) fresh from feature-film Dark Noise for Clara Chongmakes her Sydney Opera House debut in the title-role, Camille Claudel.

Stage and television stalwart Christopher Stollery previously gracing the small screen in Frayed (ABC/Sky Comedy UK), Dom & Adrian (Easy Tiger), Top of the Lake (BBC UKTV) and stages in City of Gold (Queensland Theatre), Antony & Cleopatra (Sport for Jove) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Sydney Theatre Company) joins the cast as French sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Veteran stage, film and television performer Tara Morice known for her roles in Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom (BAFTA and AFI Nominations), Dance Academy (ABC), Blue Heelers (Southern Star/Seven Network), Dance Nation (Belvoir) and Harp in The South (Sydney Theatre Company) will play Madame Claudel, mother to the admired sculptor.

Venue: Sydney Opera House, Playhouse

Dates: From April 23

Times: Tuesday - Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm

Bookings:www.sydneyoperahouse.com or (02) 9250 7777

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