Pamela Rabe Theatre Stage Plays

Pamela Rabe Theatre / Stage Plays

Pamela Rabe is a prolific contributor to theatrical life in her adopted country in acting and directing, across a wide range of genres – musicals, comedy and drama. With the works of Shakespeare, Moliere, Chekhov, Brecht, Noel Coward, Patrick White and David Mamet forming just a part of her theatrical CV, she has played leading roles on the Australian stage in some of the greatest stage plays of our time. She is a long-standing collaborator with the Sydney Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company. Pamela was once described by Melbourne theatre critic Alison Croggon as having the sort of presence that “makes shy people swallow hard and lesser mortals involuntarily bow”.

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2024August: Osage County
 Eamon Flack
JessMatt Edgerton
2023The Confessions
 Alexander Zeldin
-CANCELEDMatthew Lutton
2021The Cherry Orchard
Madame RanevskayaEamon Flack
2021The Last Season
SummerDanielle Micich
2020Summerfolk (How Good is Australia)-CANCELEDEamon Flack
2019Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Big MamaKip Williams
2018The Dance of Death
AliceJudy Davies
2018The ChildrenHazelSarah Goodes
2017The Testament of MaryMaryAnne-Luise Sarks
2017My Fair Lady
Mrs. HigginsJulie Andrews
2017GhostsHelene AlvingEamon Flack
2015FootfallsMayGeorgie Brookman
2014The Glass MenagerieAmandaEamon Flack
2013The Cherry Orchard
Andreyevna RanevskySimon Stone
2012His Girl Friday
HildyAidan Fennessy
2012Les Liaisons DangereusesThe MarquiseSam Strong
2011Grey GardensEdith B. BealeRoger Hodgman
2011The Burlesque HourInanna 
2011HamletGertrudeSimon Phillips
2010Do Not Go Gentle
BowersJulian Meyrick
2010Boston Marriage
AnnaAidan Fennessy
2009God of CarnageVeronique VallonPeter Evans
2009The War of The RosesRey Richard IIIBenedict Andrews
2008The Vagina Monologues  
2008The Serpents Teeth – SoldiersCatherine PavicTim Maddock
2008Gallipoli Nigel Jamieson
2007A Midsummer Night’s DreamHippolyta/ TitaniaEdward Dick
2007Tales From The Vienna Woods
2007The Art of WarCrystalAnnabel Arden
2007Season at SarsparillaNola BoyleBenedict Andrews
2006Le Bourgeois Gentleman Pierre Mignon
2006The Lost Echo
Juno/Salmacis/AgaveBarrie Kosky
2006Mother Courage and her Children
CourageRobyn Nevin
2006The Cherry OrchardCarlottaHoward Davies
2005Berggasse 19
 Susie Dee
2005Woman Bomb
The WomanJenny Kemp
2004Things We Do For Love
Barbara TrapesAidan Fennessy
PaigeJulian Meyrick
2003/04Blithe SpiritElviraRoger Hodgman
2003Holy DayNoraAriette Taylor
2001The Wizard of Oz
Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the WestNancye Hayes
2001SaltMegJennifer Hagan
2000A Room of One’s Own
VirginiaMicheline Chevrier
2000The Beauty Queen of Leenane
MaureenGarry Hynes
2000The Apple Cart
OrinthiaRichard Greenblatt
1999The Little Cherry Orchard
ElenaAnatoly Frusin
Vera CharlesRoger Hodgman
1998The MisanthropeEllenSimon Phillips
1997/98A Little Night MusicCountess Charlotte MalcolmRoger Hodgman
1998MisallianceLinaChristopher Newton
1997Private Lives
AmandaRoger Hodgman
1996The RoverAngelica BiancaRoger Hodgman
1995Three Tall Women
CWayne Harrison
1995The Stronger
Miss YJim Sharman
1995Miss Julie
Miss JulieJim Sharman
1994A Room One’s Own
Virginia WoolfLois Ellis
1994CosiRuthNadia Tass
1993Much Ado About NothingBeatriceRoger Hodgman
1992Lost in YonkersBellaPhilip Cusack
1992Much Ado About NothingBeatriceWayne Harrison
1991The Wizard of OzAlmira Gultch/Wicked Witch of the WestPhilip Cusack
1991The Marriage of FigaroMarellineJean-Pierre Mignon
1991The Taming of the Shrew
KatherinaRoger Hodgman
1990A Moon for the MisbegottenJosieJanis Balodis
1990Three SistersOlgaRichard Wherrett
1990The Heidi ChroniclesHeidiRoger Hodgman
1990The Secret RaptureMarion FrenchRichard Wherrett
1989The Ham FuneralGirlNeil Armfield
1989The Cherry OrchardVaryaRoger Hodgman
1989The Rover
AngelicaGale Edwards
1989Little Murders
PatsySimon Phillips
SarahPaul Thompson
1988As You Like It
RosalindRoger Hodgman
1988Tristram Shandy-GentVariousSimon Phillips
1987Gertrude Stein And A Companion
Alice B ToklasSonia Fraser
1987Cho Cho San
Mama San/ Kate PinkertonGeoff Hooke
1986A Servant Of Two Masters
BeatriceRoger Hodgman
1986Heartbreak House
Ellie DunnRoger Hodgman
1986The Marriage of Bette & Boo
EmilyNancy Black
1985The White Devil
VittoriaKim Durban
1985Blue WindowLibbyMurray Copland
1985Too Young For Ghosts Roger Hodgman
1984/85A Midsummer Night’s DreamHelenaRoger Hodgman
1985VisionsJuanaRoger Hodgman
1984The Curse of the WerewolfIngeborgJohn Sumner
1984MedeaThird Woman of CorinthRobert Whitehead
1984Top GirlsPope Joan/Nell/JeanineRoger Hodgman
1983The Maid’s TragedyAspatiaBarry Kyle
1983/8484 Charing Cross RoadMargotRay Lawler
1983The Winter’s TaleEmiliaJohn Sumner
1982See How They RunIdaRoger Hodgman
1982A Midsummer Night’s DreamHelenaKeith Digby
1982See How They RunLady MontagueRoger Hodgman
1981/82The Hunchback of Notre DameFleur-de-LysRoger Hodgman
1981WingsNurseRoger Hodgman
1981The Notebook of TrigorinCook/understudy for MarshaRoger Hodgman
1980/81The Man Who Came To DinnerMrs DexterChristopher Newton
1980The Red Devil Battery SignHelenaCharles Siegel
1979All’s Well That Ends WellHelenCharles Siegel
1978The Bacchae
Theban WomenDonald Soule