The Bridesmaids star was last seen onstage in her hometown in a Sydney Theatre Company of Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters in 2001, and now she is reuniting with the troupe for a planned return in 2016.

Byrne will lead the cast in a new production of David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow, which opens in November, 2016.

The play was recently revived in London with Lindsay Lohan in the lead female role.