‘The Sound Inside’ is a gripping new play set to open in May

‘The Sound Inside’ is a gripping new play set to open in May

The Sound Inside
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‘The Sound Inside’ is the new, intrepid work presented by the MTC – a hypnotic mystery about two unlikely friends.

The Sound Inside is a new and daring work of theatre directed by Sarah Goodes, a Helpmann Award-winning director whose vision has bought over 14 new Australian works to the mainstage. Written by novelist and acclaimed playwright Adam Rapp, this intimate and emotionally powerful new work was nominated for the 2020 Tony Award for Best Play and sees Catherine McClements from Three Little Words returning to the MTC to star alongside Shiv Palekar (The Real Thing).

What you need to know

  • The Sound Inside is a new riveting mystery play from the MTC
  • The play is directed by the Helpmann Award-winning Sarah Goodes and written by Adam Rapp
  • It runs from May 20 – July 2 and will be showing at the Arts Centre Melbourne

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This gripping play unfurls like a classic detective novel, always a step ahead at every turn. It follows the story of the enigmatic Christopher, who forms an unlikely and tentative friendship with author Bella Baird after barging into her office. The play’s opening night is on Thursday May 26, with preview sessions from May 20. The season runs until July 2 at the Fairfax Studio in Arts Centre Melbourne.

The Sound Inside haunts you in the same way a character from a great novel does – following you around for days after, quietly waiting for you when you wake up,” says director, Sarah Goodes. “It explores our need for story to make sense of our lives and is a totally gripping ride along the way.”

“Having two actors of the calibre of Catherine McClements and Shiv Palekar promises to make it a night in the theatre you won’t forget,” continues Sarah, “both dark, funny and deeply moving it’s the ultimate theatre experience – a celebration of that unique special bond of collective imagination between writer, performer and audience.”

Tickets for The Sound Inside are available now. For more information, or to book your tickets to any MTC show, head here.