Legendary model and actress Jerry Hall will reprise her role as seductress Mrs Robinson in the Brisbane season of The Graduate.
Hall has played the iconic role in the West End, Broadway, Toronto, North America, Perth and Melbourne productions of The Graduate, and will now reprise the role for the final time in Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney.
Hall has numerous theatre credits to her name, including originating the role of Sugar in Bud Shrake’s Benchmark, and appearing in the US and West End productions of Bus Stop, and the West End productions of The Vagina Monologues, The Play What I Wrote and Calendar Girls. She was the guest star with the North American tour of The Vagina Monologues in Austin, Texas, and toured England with Picasso’s Women, a 52-minute monologue. On film, she had a memorable role in director Tim Burton’s Batman.
Hall is also known,of course, for her high-profile modelling career, which included countless magazine covers for the likes of Vogue and Cosmopolitan, and for her relationships with rockers Mick Jagger and Bryan Ferry.
Hall will share the stage with local actor Tim Dashwood, playing the young, wide-eyed Benjamin Braddock (the role made famous by Dustin Hoffman). Tim’s work with the Queensland Theatre Company includes appearances in Managing Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Exception and The Rule, as well as his current role in The Odd Couple.
Adapted from Charles Webb’s novel and the Oscar winning film, The Graduate is set against a soundtrack of the most memorable songs of the sixties, by the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys and Harry Nilsson.
The Graduate will play at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre for a strictly limited season from 25 November. Tickets go on sale from Friday 6 November at qpac.com.au.