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Every Breath

by Benedict Andrews
Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, April 2012
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set & Costume – Alice Babbidge
Composer – Oren Ambarchi
Sound – Luke Smiles
Lighting – Nick Schleiper
With John Howard, Shelley Lauman, Eloise Mignon, Angie Milliken, Dylan Young

The Marriage of Figaro

by Mozart /DaPonte
Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House
Director – Benedict Andrews
Conductor – Simon Hewett
Choreographer – Lucy Guerin
Set – Ralph Myers
Costume – Alice Babbidge
Lighting – Nick Schleiper
Assistant Director – Tama Matheson

Groß und Klein / Big and Little

by Botho Strauß
English text by Martin Crimp
Sydney Theatre Company, Théâtre de la Ville / Barbican / Wiener Festwochen / Ruhrfestspiele, November 2011
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set Designer – Johannes Schütz
Costume Designer – Alice Babidge
Lighting Designer – Nick Schlieper
Sound Designer – Max Lyandvert
Assistant Director – Kip Williams
With Cate Blanchett, Lynette Curran, Anita Hegh, Belinda McClory, Josh McConville, Robert Menzies, Katrina Milosevic, Yalin Ozucelik, Richard Piper, Richard Pyros, Sophie Ross, Chris Ryan, Christopher Stollery, Martin Vaughan

The Seagull

by Anton Chekhov
in a version by Benedict Andrews
Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, June 2011
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Ralph Myers
Costume – Dale Ferguson
Sound – Stephan Gregory
Lighting – Damien Cooper
Assistant Director – Sarah John
With Emily Barclay, Bille Brown, Gareth Davies, Judy Davis, Maeve Dermody, John Gaden, Anita Hegh, Terry Serio, Thomas Unger, David Wenham, Dylan Young

The Return of Ulysses

by Claudio Monteverdi
ENO / Young Vic, London, March 2011
Director – Benedict Andrews
Conductor – Jonathan Cohen
Set – Börkur Jónsson
Costume – Alice Babidge
Video design – Sean Bacon
Lighting – Jon Clark
Assistant Directors – Tom Cooper, Luc Mollinger
With Samuel Boden, Francisco Javier Borda, Brian Gaillford, Thomas Hobbes, Katherine Manley, Diana Montague, Iestyn Morris, Ruby Hughes, Tom Randle, Nigel Robson, Pamela Hall Stephen, Thomas Walker

Lér Konungur (King Lear)

by William Shakespeare
Icelandic text by Þórarins Eldjárn
Þjóðleikhús, Reykjavik
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set Designer – Börkur Jónsson
Costume Designer – Helga I. Stefánsdóttir
Music – Hildur Ingveldardóttir Gu∂nadóttir
Sound Designer – B.J Nilsen
Lighting Designer – Halldór Örn Óskarsson
Dramaturg – Matthew Whittet
Assistant Director – Fri∂rik Fri∂riksson
With Arnar Jónsson, Atli Rfn Sigur∂arson, Álfrún Helga Örnólfsdóttir, Baldur Trausti Hreinsson, Eggert Þorleifsson, Hannes Oli Ágústsson, Hilmir Jensson, Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir, Ólafia Hrönn Jónsdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ólafur Efill Egilsson, Pálmi Gestsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Vigdis Hrefna Pálsdóttir.

Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare
Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, June 2010
Adapted by Benedict Andrews
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Ralph Myers
Video – Sean Bacon
Costume – Dale Ferguson
Sound – Stephan Gregory
Lighting – Nick Schleiper
Assistant Director – Duncan Graham
With Maeve Dermody, Damon Gameau, Ashley Lyons, Robin McLeavy, Robert Menzies, Arky Michael, Colin Moody, Steve Rodgers, Chris Ryan, Toby Schmitz, Helen Thomson & Frank Whitten.

Gerettet (Saved)

by Edward Bond
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, February 2010
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Magda Willi
Music and sound – Malte Beckenbach
Dramaturgy – Maja Zade
Lighting design – Henning Streck
With Tomas Bading, Franz Hartwig, Steffi Kühnert, Mattias Lamp, David Ruland,
Sebastian Schwarz, Nico Selbach, Stefan Stern, Marie Rosa Tietjen, Lena Vogt.

The City

by Martin Crimp
Sydney Theatre Company, June  2009
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Ralph Myers
Costume – Fiona Crombie
Music – Alan John
Lighting – Nick Schleiper
Assistant Director – Duncan Graham
With Georgia Bowrey, Anita Hegh, Belinda McClory, Colin Moody, Gigi Perry

Endstation Sehnsucht (A Streetcar Named Desire)
by Tennessee Williams
Deutsch von Helmar Harald Fischer
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, April 2009
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Magda Willi
Music and sound – Malte Beckenbach
Dramaturgy – Maja Zade
Lighting – Erich Schneider
With Jüle Böwe, Lea Draeger, Lars Eidinger, Jörg Hartmann, Eva Meckbach, David Ruland, Gerdy Zint, Ulrich Hoppe, Elzemarieke De Vos, Vincent Redetzki.

The War of The Roses

by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Benedict Andrews & Tom Wright
Sydney Theatre Company / Sydney Festival / Perth Festival, January 2009
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Robert Cousins
Costumes – Alice Babbage
Sound – Max Lyandvert, Stefan Gregory, Benedict Andrews
Live score – Stefan Gregory
Dramaturgy – Tom Wright
Lighting design – Nick Schleiper
With Narek Armaganian, Cate Blanchett, Brandon Burke, Peter Carroll, Marta Dusseldorp, Eden Falk, Holly Fraser, John Gaden, Louis Hunter, Michael Kilbane, Ewen Leslie, Steve Le Marquand, Hayley McElhinney, Amber McMahon, Robert Menzies, Luke Mullins, Pamela Rabe, Emily Russell, Billy Shaw-Voysey, Leo Shaw-Voysey

Die Hund, Der Nacht und Das Messer (The Dog, the Night and the Knife)

by Marius von Mayenburg
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, May 2008
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Magda Willi
Music and sound – Malte Beckenbach
Dramaturgy – Maja Zade
Lighting – Erich Schneider
With Jüle Böwe, Rafael Stachwiak, Thomas Vodianka

Moving Target

by Marius von Mayenburg
A project by Benedict Andrews and Marius von Mayenburg
Translated by Maja Zade
Adelaide Festival / Malthouse Theatre / Sydney Opera House, February 2008
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Robert Cousins
Costume – Fiona Crombie
Music – Hamish Michael
Lighting – Paul Jackson
Assistant Director – Hallie Shellam
With Alison Bell, Julie Forsyth, Rita Kalnejais, Robert Menzies, Hamish Michael, Matthew Whittet

Betrunken Genug Zu Sagen Ich Liebe Dich? (Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?)

by Caryl Churchill
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, December 2007
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Magda Willi
Sound – Malte Beckenbach
Light – Erich Schneider
Dramaturgy – Maja Zade
With Ulrich Hoppe, Rafael Stachwiak

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

by Edward Albee
Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, August 2007
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Robert Cousins
Costumes – Alice Babbage
Sound – Jeremy Silver
Lighting design – Nick Pajanti
With Marton Csokas, Robin McLleavy, Catherine McClements, Simon Stone

The Season At Sarsaparilla

by Patrick White
Sydney Theatre Company / Melbourne Theatre Company, February 2007
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Robert Cousins
Costumes – Alice Babbage
Music – Alan John
Sound design by David Gilfillan
Lighting – Nick Schleiper
With. With Martin Blum, Brandon Burke, Peter Carroll, Eden Falk, John Gaden, Alan John, Hayley McElhinney, Amber McMahon, Colin Moody, Luke Mullins, Pamela Rabe, Emily Russell, Dan Spielman, Helen Thomson

Stoning Mary

by Debbie Tucker Green
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Directed by Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Magda Willi
Dramturgy – Maja Zade
Light – Erich Schneider
With – Robert Beyer, Jule Böwe, Lea Draeger, Bettina Hoppe, Christoph Gareisen, Bettina Hoppe, Eva Meckbach, Rafael Stachowiak, Andre Symanski, Elza Marieke de Vos

Der Hässliche (The Ugly One)

by Marius von Mayenburg
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, January 2007
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Magda Willi
Music and sound – Malte Beckenbach
Lighting – Erich Schneider
Dramaturgy – Marius von Mayenburg
With Bibiana Begalau, Lare Eidinger, André Symanski, Rafael Stachwiak

Eldorado

by Marius von Mayenburg
Translated by Maja Zade
Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, June 2006
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Anna Tregloan
Music and sound – Max Lyandvert
Lighting – Paul Jackson
With Gillian Jones, Robert Menzies, Hamish Michael, Bojana Novokovic, Greg Stone and Alison Whyte

Blackbird

by David Harrower
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, November 2005
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Jan Pappelbaum and Magda Willi
Costume – Magda Willi
With Thomas Bading, Jule Böwe

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Benedict Andrews
Sydney Theatre Company, July 2005
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Bob Cousins
Costume – Alice Babbage
Sound – Max Lyandvert
Lighting – Damien Cooper
With Paula Arundell, Arthur Dignam, Charlie Garber, Glen Hazeldine, Johnny Leary, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Menzies, Maddie Newell, Anthont Phelan, Phoenix Waddell, Anthony Weigh, Frank Whitten

The Chairs

by Eugene Ionesco
in a version by Martin Crimp
Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, April 2005
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Dale Ferguson
Lighting – Damien Cooper
With Peter Carroll, Lynette Curran, Aurel Verne

Far Away

by Caryl Churchill
Sydney Theatre Company, 2004
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Ralph Myers
Costume – Tess Schofield
Sound – Max Lyandvert
Lighting – Damien Cooper
With Brendan Cowell, Gillian Jones, Sacha Horler

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Bob Cousins
Costume – Tess Schofield
Sound – Max Lyandvert
Lighting – Mark Troubridge
With Helen Buday, Luke Carroll, Ralph Cotterill, Tim Draxl, Rita Kalnejais, Jacek Koman, John Leary, Socratis Otto, Nathan Page, Anthony Phelan, Billie Rose Prichard, Ian Watkin and Darren Weller.

Gesäubert (Cleansed)

by Sarah Kane
Deutsch von Elisabeth Plessen, Nils Tabert, Peter Zadek
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, May 2004
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costumes – Stefan Hageneier
Live music – Albrecht Riermeier
Sound – Stefan Pinkernell
Dramaturgy – Marius von Mayenburg
Lighting – Erich Schneider
With Jüle Böwe, Lars Eidinger, Christine Geiße, Matthias Matschke, Felix Römer, Mark Waschke

The Threepenny Opera

by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
in a version by Raimondo Cortese and Jeremy Sams
Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, November 2003
Director – Benedict Andrews
Musical director – Alan John
Set – Robert Cousins
Costumes – Jodie Fried
Lighting – Damien Cooper
With Paula Arundell, Blazey Best, Anni Finsterer, Wayne Freer, Pippa Grandison, Kris McQuade, Robert Menzies, Robert Morgan, Nathan Page, Terry Serio, Simon Sweeney, Wayne Pygram, Matthew Whittet and Ursula Yovich.

The Eternity Man

by Jonathan Mills and Dorothy Porter
Almeida Opera, 2003
Director – Benedict Andrews
Conductor – Stuart Stratford
Set – Bob Cousins
Costumes – Jodie Fried
Lighting – Mark Troubridge

Endgame

by Samuel Beckett
Sydney Theatre Company / Sydney Festival, 2003
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Ralph Myers
Costume – Fiona Crombie
Lighting – Nick Schleiper
With Peter Carroll, Jacek Koman, Lynne Murphy, Matthew Whittet

Life is a Dream

by Calderon de la Barca
in a version by Benedict Andrews and Beatrix Christian
Sydney Theatre Company, 2002
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Justin Kurzel
Costume – Fiona Crombie
Sound – Max Lyandvert
Lighting – Mark Truebridge
With Paula Arundell, Rita Kalnejais, Bogdan Koca, Emma Lung, Jo Manning, Rupert Reid, Frank Whitten

Mr Kolpert

by David Gieselmann
Translated by David Tushingham
Sydney Theatre Company, February 2002
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Fiona Crombie
Live music – Mako
Lighting – Mark Pennington
With Simon Burke, Rita Kalnejais, Sophie Lee, Felix Williamson

Old Masters

by Beatrix Christian
Sydney Theatre Company, 2001
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Justin Kurzel
Costume – Fiona Crombie
Live music – Max Lambert
Lighting – Nigel Levings
With Aaron Blabey, Max Cullen, Julie Forsyth, Robyn Nevin, Leanna Walsmann, Jackie Weaver, Frank Whitten

Three Sisters

by Anton Chekhov
in a version by Benedict Andrews and Beatrix Christian
Sydney Theatre Company, March 2001
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Justin Kurzel
Costume – Fiona Crombie
Sound – Max Lyandvert
Live music – Jed Kurzel
Lighting – Nick Schleiper
With Paula Arundell, Rose Byrne, Marc Carra, Nevin Gursel, Sacha Horler, Melita Jurissic, Tigry Katorgin, Bogdan Koca, Jed Kurzel, Lynne Murphy, Anthony Phelan, Tim Richards, Stevie Rodgers, Frank Whitten

Fireface

by Marius von Mayenburg
Translated by Maja Zade
Sydney Theatre Company / Sydney festival, January 2001
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set – Justin Kurzel
Costume – Gabriella Tylesova
Lighting – Mark Troubridge
With Lynette Curran, Pia Miranda, Anthony Phelan, Socrates Otto, Matthew Whittet

Attempts on Her Life

by Martin Crimp
Sydney Theatre Company, October 2000
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Gabriella Tylesova
Live music – Patrcik Cronin
Lighting – Mark Troubridge
With Paula Arundell, Valerie Berry, Gosia Dobrowolska, Rebecca Havey, Emma Lung, Nathan Page, Dan Spielman, Matthew Whittet

La Dispute

by Pierre Marivaux
Translated by by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Sydney Theatre Company, May 2000
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Justin Kurzel
Music – Max Lyandvert
Lighting – Mark Troubridge
With Rose Byrne, Rhondda Findleton, David Field, Oliverio Papi, Nathan Page, Justine Saunders, Noel Tovey, Leanna Walsmann, and Sebastian Elmaloglou or Sebastian Lamour, Basia A’hern or Millie Spencer-Brown

Ur/faust

by J. W Goether
adapted by Benedict Andrews
Performing Lines / 2000 Adelaide Festival / Weimar 99
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costumes – Dorotka Sypynska
Music – Max Lyandvert
Lighting – Mark Troubridge
With Valerie Berry, Elena Carapetis, Bec Havey, Jed Kurzel, Nathan Page, Ben Winspear

Closer

by Patrick Marber
STCSA, 1998
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Justin Kurzel
Music – Max Lyandvert
Lighting – Mark Pennington
With Syd Brisbane, Paul English, Rhondda Findleton, Leanna Walsmann

Mojo

by Jez Butterworth
Brink Productions, Adelaide Fringe
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Imogen Thomas
Lighting – Mark Pennington
With Richard Kelly, Dave Mealor, John Molloy, Paul Moore, Justin Ratcliffe, Jeremy Schwerdt

‘Future Tense’

Mercedes by Thomas Brasch
In The Solitude of the Cotton Fields by Bernard Marie Koltès
Magpie 2, 1997
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costumes – Imogen Thomas
Lighting – Geoff Cobham
With Rebecca Havey, Nathan Page, Frank Whitten

Features of Blown Youth

by Raimondo Cortese
Magpie 2, 1997
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Justin Kurzel
Music – Theo Bambacas & Padee, Dirty House Records
Lighting – Mark Pennington
With Valerie Berry, Syd Brisbane, Elena Carapetis, Colleen Cross, Richard Kell, Katy Jenkins

Wounds to the Face

by Howard Barker
Blueprint Productions, Adelaide Fringe, 1996
Director – Benedict Andrews
Set and costume – Imogen Thomas
Live music – Jeremy Rowley
Lighting – Mark Pennington
With Lizzy Fawkland, Nick Garsden, Victoria Hill, Richard Kelly,David Mealor, John Molloy, Paul Moore

Storm From Paradise

by Claire MacDonald
Blueprint Productions, 1996
Director – Benedict Andrews
Music – Theo Bambacas & Padee, Dirty House Records
Set and costume – Imogen Thomas
Lighting – Mark Pennington
With Ingrid Hearn, Richard Kelly

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