Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2024

For her second season as Melbourne Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Anne–Louise Sarks had a mission.

“I was really determined to bring Australian stories to audiences. I hoped and believed that the quality of the work would shine through, and that people would be drawn to that. I feel like 2023 has proven that was true,” she tells Limelight.

“It’s really exciting to build on that, to take that next step with that confidence – to be so galvanised by what’s happened this year so far.”

An Indigenous football player in a red jersey is lifted by four teammates in black jerseys. They all cheer.

Ngali Shaw in Melbourne Theatre Company’s 37. Photo © Jo Duck

For its 2024 mainstage season, MTC offers 12 plays, seven of which are Australian. There are two world premieres: the musical adaptation of My Brilliant Career and a commissioned work, 37, from Nathan Maynard.

Alongside a new collaboration with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company with Blak in the Room – with details...