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Based in Kirribilli, on the edge of Sydney Harbour, Ensemble Theatre is committed to performing and presenting the best of international plays, well-loved classics and new Australian works.

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BUYER AND CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins

BUYER AND CELLAR by Jonathan Tolins

2013 Drama Desk Award for Best Play

THE KITCHEN SINK by Tom Wells

THE KITCHEN SINK by Tom Wells

Critic's Circle Best New Playwright Award 2011 | George Devine Most Promising Playwright Award 2012

TAKING STEPS by Alan Ayckbourn

TAKING STEPS by Alan Ayckbourn

A classic comedy

David Williamson’s  SORTING OUT RACHEL

David Williamson’s SORTING OUT RACHEL

WORLD PREMIERE In this world premiere production, David Williamson cements his place as one of Australia’s most masterful storytellers with a brand new social comedy about legacy, entitlement and making good on past relationships.

DIPLOMACY by Cyril Gély

DIPLOMACY by Cyril Gély

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE In 1944 at the Hôtel Meurice, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling and the German General, Dietrich von Choltitz meet in a life and death situation for the city of Paris.

SHIRLEY VALENTINE by Willy Russell

SHIRLEY VALENTINE by Willy Russell

Something’s about to change for Mrs Shirley Bradshaw, mother of grown children and confidence eroded housewife. After decades of dull married life, mince dinners every Thursday and talking to the kitchen wall, her former self - the fearless Shirley Valentine - is fizzing to get out. And she’s ready to change everything. Even the wall.

MARJORIE PRIME by Jordan Harrison

MARJORIE PRIME by Jordan Harrison

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Marjorie is 85 years old. Some days she feels as sharp as a whip while others are a foggy blur. Since the loss of her husband she finds it a challenge to eat a spoonful of peanut butter and struggles to remember the fine details of her life.

UNQUALIFIED by Genevieve Hegney and Catherine Moore

UNQUALIFIED by Genevieve Hegney and Catherine Moore

WORLD PREMIERE It’s not every business partnership that begins with an escape from the Department of Human Services after an attempted pen stabbing, but then again there’s nothing conventional in Genevieve Hegney and Catherine Moore’s very funny UNQUALIFIED.

THE WIDOW UNPLUGGED by Reg Livermore

THE WIDOW UNPLUGGED by Reg Livermore

WORLD PREMIERE You’re forgiven if the name of actor, comedian and raconteur Arthur Kwick doesn’t exactly ring any bells. Despite an unexpectedly notable performance at the Tivoli Theatre in 1969, his career ever since has seen him take any role that has come his way...

TABLE MANNERS by Alan Ayckbourn

TABLE MANNERS by Alan Ayckbourn

Norman doesn’t exactly look like one of the world’s great lovers. There’s no square jaw or twinkle in his eye. Instead he has a beard that wanders aimlessly, a penchant for puffa puffa rice and the libido of an oversexed sheepdog.

LIVING TOGETHER by Alan Ayckbourn

LIVING TOGETHER by Alan Ayckbourn

Extramarital affairs, mismatched relationships and one of the funniest uses of the word “ummm” make master comic Alan Ayckbourn’s LIVING TOGETHER both a hilarious and poignant look into middle class life.

ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN by Alan Ayckbourn

ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN by Alan Ayckbourn

Norman and Annie have made a secret plan. Annie will sneak out of her home, duck through the hedge and meet Norman behind the post office at 7 o’clock. Then they will be on a bus and on their way to a romantic weekend in East Grinstead.