Putting the Nation on Stage

Where Are They Now : Megan Drury

April 20, 2018

Since we saw Megan Drury shine as Rebecca in Swallow, our 2016 inaugural premiere by award-winning writer Stef Smith and directed by Kate Champion, we have so enjoyed actching Megan at our Opening Nights and it’s been a pleasure to see her grace the theatre, television and film stage. We caught up with her to find out what she has been up to.

Since having the extraordinary privilege of performing in NTofP’s inaugural production, SWALLOW (written by Steph Smith, directed by Kate Champion and nominated for Best Ensemble at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards), I have continued to work across theatre, film and television.

I played Caius Cassius in Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR (directed by Michael Pigott for Sport For Jove’s 2016/2017 Roman Summer) and I utterly fell in love with the play and role. I hope the production will return sometime in the not-too-distant future, stay tuned! In 2017 I shot a feature film with writer / director Storm Ashwood, THE SCHOOL. It is an exciting psychological fantasy horror about a woman (me!) dealing with deep guilt, shame and grief over an accident involving her son. I’ve not yet seen the film, I very much look forward to its release later in 2018. After finishing that shoot I stepped straight onto the set of FIGHTING SEASON, a Goalpost Pictures / Foxtel production about returned Australian soldiers and PTSD. Written by Blake Ayshford and directed by Kate Woods and Ben Lucas, it is a beautifully crafted story of great social import. This six-part television event drama will also release later in 2018.

Right now I am in rehearsals for Sport For Jove’s 2018 Winter Season. I am one of an Ensemble of ten actors who will perform three Shakespeare shows – THE TEMPEST, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and MACBETH, all directed by Damien Ryan. Within the mix of roles I’ve been cast in across the season, I play Lady Macbeth in MACBETH. It is an absolute gift of a role. Challenging, complex, dark and beautiful. Be sure to come along to Riverside Theatres or Seymour Centre from mid May through to early July to catch these plays. I look forward to seeing you there!

And a huge shout out and thank you to National Theatre of Parramatta for touching base and checking in! Big love to you all! I cannot wait to work with you again! I encourage everyone reading this to keep-on keeping-an-eye-on NTofP. I absolutely love what the company is doing – every show I see is rich and risky and full of life. Get into it!

Lots of love.

Megan x