Trafalgar opens Sydney theatre with Morissette musical

Published: 19 April 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

The original Broadway cast of Jagged Little Pill Credit: Matthew Murphy

Woking-based Trafalgar Entertainment, which was co-founded by Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire, has announced that the Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill will reopen their building, the Theatre Royal Sydney, in September 2021.

Sydney audiences will be the first outside Broadway to experience the musical, nominated for 15 Tony Awards, which was inspired by the rock album of the same name by Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette.

Jagged Little Pill takes a “fearless look at what it means to be alive in 21st century America”. It features two new songs as well as Morissette hits including “You Oughta Know”, “Head Over Feet”, “Hand In My Pocket” and “Ironic”.

Sir Howard Panter said, "Trafalgar Entertainment and Theatre Royal Sydney are committed to ensuring that Sydney will be the first destination for the best theatre in the world, and we’re thrilled to announce that the first production to open the theatre is straight from Broadway.

“Alanis Morrisette is so beloved in Australia and we can't think of a better fit to launch this stunning fully restored new venue in the heart of Sydney."