Kip Williams is to step down as Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director at the end of 2024 after eight years in the position. STC made the announcement following the huge success of his adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in London’s West End, starring Sarah Snook. The production, which premiered in Sydney in 2020 with Eryn Jean Norvill in the solo role, is slated for a 2025 Broadway season.

Williams will soon begin rehearsals for his new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – the third play in his Gothic ‘cine-theatre’ trilogy (alongside Dorian Gray and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde), which opens in July starring Zahra Newman.

In 2025, as part of his final program for STC, Williams will direct a brand-new work and also oversee a tour of Dracula.

Kip Williams stands on a pier in Walsh Bay, Sydney.

Kip Williams. Photo © Rene Vaile

Williams’ rise to the top job was short and swift. A University of Sydney graduate, he undertook the postgraduate directing course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, aged...