Archive: David Williamson

18 Jan 2019

One of Australia’s best-known playwrights, David Williamson, returns to Ensemble Theatre this month with an exciting world premiere of his clever new satire THE BIG TIME.

Ensemble Theatre has produced 30 seasons of David’s plays since 1995, 18 of which have been world premieres. Now with the 31st season on the way, we thought we’d take a look at some of his most recent plays at Ensemble…


This social comedy gave us a searing exploration into legacy, entitlement and making good on past relationships featuring John Howard and Natalie Saleeba.

Photography by Heidrun Lohr

ODD MAN OUT (2017)

Directed by Mark Kilmurry with a cast including Rachel Gordon and Matt Minto (who will be returning to Ensemble in THE BIG TIME), this finely nuanced comedy delved into love, tolerance and acceptance.

Photography by Clare Hawley


The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel, teamed up with the master of comedy in this hilarious look at fulfillment and happiness in relationships.

Photography by Clare Hawley


David Williamson had Ensemble audiences laughing out loud at the true cost of buying property in Sydney, featuring the talents of real life couple Haiha Le and Guy Edmonds.

Photography by Clare Hawley


Inspired by David’s own experience on a transatlantic cruise ship, this comedy follows three unhappy and intolerable couples who are locked into assigned seating at mealtime.

Photography by Clare Hawley


THE JACK MANNING trilogy, made up of  FACE TO FACE, A CONVERSATION and CHARITABLE INTENT, was brought to Ensemble’s stage in 2014, directed by Sandra Bates with Glenn Hazeldine and Fiona Press.

THE BIG TIME at Ensemble Theatre 18 Jan – 16 Mar.