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Burn This

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Dates: 30/10/1990 - 30/11/1990

Location: Wharf Theatre

by Lanford Wilson

presented by Sydney Theatre Company


Interviewer: Your favourite STC role?

Heather Mitchell: That's hard as there are a few for different reasons, but I loved doing Burn This. The play was very much of its time, dealing with AIDS, ambition and isolation. Apart from the physical challenge of playing a professional dancer, I love my character's naivity and vulnerability masked by an outward confidence and ambition. It is a love story at heart and I adored playing every night with Richard Roxburgh and discovering new and exciting ways to navigate our way through the story. Audiences loved the play and many people said they had come more than once, which is definitely rewarding.