Video: ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS | Garth Holcombe & Jamie Oxenbould

9 Jul 2020

This week on ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS, THE WOMAN IN BLACK actors Garth Holcombe and Jamie Oxenbould explore the thrill of being scared AND deliver a special excerpt from one of the longest running plays in the history of the West End. We want to stay connected and hear what you love about Ensemble! Share your thoughts […]

Williamson Wednesday: CHARITABLE INTENT

8 Jul 2020

This Williamson Wednesday, the spotlight is on David Williamson’s CHARITABLE INTENT, the third and final play in the beloved community conferencing trilogy. Following FACE TO FACE and A CONVERSATION from the JACK MANNING TRILOGY, this punchy and sharp play directed by Sandra Bates in 2006 continued the story of professional mediator Jack Manning. Jack Manning […]

Video: ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS | Sandra Bates

2 Jul 2020

This week on Ensemble Conversations Former Artistic Director Sandra Bates joins our current AD Mark Kilmurry to deep dive into the Ensemble Theatre archives. After 30 years at the helm, Sandra has a unique insight into Ensemble’s history. We want to stay connected and hear what you love about Ensemble! Share your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter #loveensemblesydney

Williamson Wednesday: NOTHING PERSONAL

1 Jul 2020

This Williamson Wednesday, we’re talking generations and power struggles with David Williamson’s 2011 snappy satire NOTHING PERSONAL. Publishing bigwig Bea works for a large media company but as she gets older, resents the new incoming trends – from vampire novels to ‘chic lit’. To exacerbate things, the firm’s ambitious young marketing manager Naomi is making […]

Video: FELICITY AND JOANNE’S LOCKDOWN LOWDOWN | Episode 2

25 Jun 2020

Tiger King, serial killers and jobkeeper… the ladies have been up to a lot since we last caught up in the latest installment of Felicity and Joanne’s Lockdown Lowdown. We want to stay connected and hear what you love about Ensemble! Share your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter #loveensemblesydney

Video: ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS | Interview with Andrew Hansen, Craig Reucassel & Chris Taylor

25 Jun 2020

The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen, Craig Reucassel and Chris Taylor bring the laughs to Ensemble Conversations this week. We want to stay connected and hear what you love about Ensemble! Share your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter #loveensemblesydney

Williamson Wednesday: A CONVERSATION

24 Jun 2020

They say communication is the key and in David Williamson’s A CONVERSATION, it’s the catalyst that takes us down the rabbit hole and into the depths of justice and community. Image of the 2001 production Directed by Sandra Bates in 2001 and re-staged in 2014 at the Chatswood Concourse, A CONVERSATION was the second installment […]

Video: ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS | Interview with Darren Gilshenan and Iain Sinclair

18 Jun 2020

Under normal circumstances THE CARETAKER rehearsals would be in full swing, so this week stage and screen actor Darren Gilshenan and director Iain Sinclair joined our Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry to discuss the Harold Pinter classic. And as a special bonus, Darren gives us an exclusive scene read as he embraces the character of down-and-out […]

Williamson Wednesday: HAPPINESS

17 Jun 2020

We’re all searching for a bit of happiness in life, but do we know what happiness really means? That’s the burning questions in David Williamson’s 2013 play HAPPINESS. Roland thinks he knows the key to happiness. A psychologist specialising in the study of human wellbeing, he has no problem lecturing his students on the theories […]

Video: ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS | Q&A with John Wood

11 Jun 2020

Gold Logie Award-winning actor John Wood joined our Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry on Ensemble Conversation this week! John recently worked with Mark on CRUNCH TIME, David Williamson’s final play before retirement, which tackled with some pertinent social issues head-on. We want to stay connected and hear what you love about Ensemble! Share your thoughts on […]

Williamson Wednesday: RHINESTONE REX AND MISS MONICA

10 Jun 2020

What do a classical violinist and country western lover have in common? That’s the million dollar question in David Williamson’s tender 2010 comedy RHINESTONE REX AND MISS MONICA. Monica, a highly strung member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is forced to give up the violin because of her RSI. Left to mope around her Glebe […]

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Video: A poem from John Bell

4 Jun 2020

Sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of the legendary John Bell reciting one of his favourite poems from A.E. Housman. We want to stay connected and hear what you love about Ensemble! Share your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter #loveensemblesydney

Williamson Wednesday: WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY

3 Jun 2020

What happens when you put a billionaire businessman father, his feuding kids and his beautiful new wife from the States, all together in a house for his 70th birthday party? You get David Williamson’s WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY. No-nonsense businessman Alan is filthy rich – and he’s made no apologies about stepping over the little […]

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ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS | April Highlights

2 Jun 2020

TUNE IN AND STAY CONNECTED Take a digital visit to the theatre each week with our online series ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS, hosted by Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry. Each week, we’ll be featuring interviews with prominent actors and creatives, exclusive scene reads, interactive Q&A’s and more. To watch live follow us on Facebook and tune in every […]

Video: Ensemble Conversations | Interview with Wesley Enoch AM

28 May 2020

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, Sydney Festival Artistic Director and director of BLACK COCKATOO Wesley Enoch AM joins Ensemble Conversations. As a proud Noonuccal Nuugi man, Wesley chats about what reconciliation means to him and how theatre plays an important part in sharing these significant cultural stories. We want to stay connected and hear what […]

Williamson Wednesday: ODD MAN OUT

27 May 2020

Marking the “20th Williamson play staged by the Ensemble since 1998” (Daily Telegraph) there’s nothing odd about how much we loved the 2017 Williamson comedy ODD MAN OUT filled with humour and humanity. Directed by Mark Kilmurry in 2017, ODD MAN OUT was “a finely-nuanced realisation of what it means to be hyper-intelligent and emotionally stunted for […]