Sydney Theatre Company has announced that it has cancelled the premiere season of the new Australian musical The Dismissal . The production was due to begin rehearsals in Sydney later this month before opening in October at Canberra Theatre Centre, followed by a season at Sydney Opera House in November.

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STC Artistic Director Kip Williams said, “We are devastated to be losing this exceptional production. Staging a musical is a huge undertaking at the best of times but with the current restrictions in Greater Sydney and the inevitability of ongoing capacity limits for NSW venues, it is a particularly difficult time to mount a brand new Australian production. The incredibly talented team at Squabbalogic have put an immense amount of work into creating this hilarious, sharp-witted and nuanced take on Australian politics and this sensational production deserves to perform to full houses”.

A co-production with independent music theatre company Squabbalogic, which commissioned and developed the show, and Canberra Theatre Centre, The Dismissalfeatures music and lyrics by Laura Murphy, and...