Queenslanders Christen O’Leary and Leon Cain will join the triumphant stage adaption of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, for the strictly limited season at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 27 November to 9 December.

Christen is a multi-award winning musical theatre star most recognised for recent roles in A Twelfth Night, Scenes from a Marriage, and the popular seasons of Ladies in Black and End of the Rainbow among many more, as well as her television credits (Blue Heelers, State Coroner). Christen will be playing the role of Maggie and other female parts in this Hollywood classic Queensland stage premiere. Leon will showcase his talent in the role of Janitor and various other roles. Leon frequently treads the boards at QPAC, most recently in Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. His career has earned him two Matilda Awards and will bring his diverse experience to the stage once more.

Christen and Leon will be joining previously announced leads Matt Day (Roger O. Thornhill) and Amber McMahon (Eve Kendall) who reprise their roles from the Melbourne season of North by Northwest. The stellar cast line up includes Abigail McKern (Mrs Thornhill), Robert Menzies (Professor), Tom Davey (Leonard), Nicholas Bell (Newsreader), Peter Houghton (Gruzinski), Ezra Bix (Budnikov) and Roddy Peters (Bell Boy).

Combining film and theatre, this production of Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense will be presented live on QPAC’s Lyric Theatre stage from 27 November for two weeks only. Brisbane is only the second Australian city to experience this celebrated production following sell out seasons in Melbourne, the U.K. and Toronto.

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