Mitchell Old: A New Force on Sydney’s Theatre Scene

19-year-old Mitchell Old chats to the Sentinel about the debut production from his exciting new company. Youth Editor Corin Shearston grabbed a front row seat.

In the midst of the pandemic pressures of 2020, an entrepreneurial young man named Mitchell Old decided to start his own theatre company, after earning some success in live performance and management.

In the hopes of maintaining professional opportunities for fellow creatives, whose career prospects were jeopardised by Covid-19, the Mitchell Old Company was born in Sydney’s Hills District in September.

Less than five months later, this 19-year-old theatre director, musical director and producer is preparing to stage the company’s debut show. From the 11 to 14 February, the Mitchell Old Company will be presenting an adaptation of The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, an Off-Broadway hit musical which first premiered in 2001 and achieved major motion picture adaptation in 2015. The chosen venue for the production is the Pioneer Theatre in Castle Hill.

Continue Reading Corin Shearston's Article from The Sydney Sentinel here...

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