Saturn's Return

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This article is about the Australian play. For the astrological phenomenon, see Saturn return.

Saturn's Return is an Australian play by Tommy Murphy, published by Currency Press. The play was commissioned for the Sydney Theatre Company 2008 season by incoming co-artistic directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

It plays[needs update] 15 August-6 September 2008.

The project is from the writer-director team behind Holding the Man and Strangers in Between.

A revised version of the play and production, from the same team, opened at Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 1 theatre on 29 July 2009.

Saturn's Return is published by Currency Press.


Zara, the heroine of the play, is happily settled in a relationship with her partner, Matt. Marriage, mortgages and midwives lie on the horizon. Then, as the big planet does its thing, doubt creeps into Zara's mind. She must decide whether to continue on the path of the three Ms or break free from the constraints of rational living.[1]

What is a Saturn return?

Creative Team[edit]

Playwright Tommy Murphy
Director David Berthold
Designer Adam Gardnir
Lighting Designer Luiz Pampolha
Sound Designer/Composer Basil Hogios

Cast Matt Zeremes, Leeanna Walsman, Socratis Otto

In the 2009 revised version, the cast was Toby Moore, Leeanna Walsman and Matt Zeremes

External links[edit]

Information on 2009 Production

Reviews of 2009 production

Information on 2008 Production

Reviews of 2008 production