THE WOMAN IN BLACK – postponement

Update from our Artistic Director

6 July 2020

Unfortunately we have to postpone performances of THE WOMAN IN BLACK originally scheduled for 14 August – 12 September 2020, but we are delighted to announce this gripping ghost story, perfect for Ensemble’s intimate stage, will be back as part of our exciting 2021 season.

The DIRECTOR AT WORK session due to take place on Thursday 23 July 2020 has also been postponed until next year.

As always, your safety and well-being are at the forefront of our decision making and we greatly appreciate your understanding and co-operation.

You can choose to experience this spine-chilling thriller next year by transferring your ticket to a Credit Voucher. Please review all ticket options below and email your preference to our Box Office team.

While we recognise that the NSW Government’s announcement permitting theatres to reopen with social distancing limited to one person per four square metres is a step in the right direction, this greatly restricts our capacity and therefore we cannot comfortably welcome audiences back until these measures are lifted.

We’re bursting to get back to what we do best – presenting live theatre for everyone – so until then thank you for your incredible support.

There’s a spooky surprise in store this week on ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS with guest appearances from THE WOMAN IN BLACK cast. Garth Holcombe and Jamie Oxenbould will share ghost stories and perform a special excerpt from one of the longest running plays in the history of the West End. Click GET REMINDER and tune in on Facebook for some frightening fun.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at THE WOMAN IN BLACK next year, but until then keep well and stay safe.

Warm wishes,

Mark Kilmurry
Artistic Director


Impacted Performances

  • Postponed CELEBRATING 50 YEARS WITH DAVID WILLIAMSON | 23 Mar – we will be in touch with a new date in due course.
  • Cancelled CRUNCH TIME | until 9 Apr
  • Cancelled A BROADCAST COUP | 17 Apr – 23 May
  • Cancelled KENNY | 29 May – 4 Jul
  • Cancelled HONOUR | 9 Jun – 4 Jul
  • Cancelled THE CARETAKER | 10 Jul – 8 Aug
  • Postponed JOHN BELL: AND ANOTHER THING | 19 & 28 Jul – we will be in touch with a new date in due course.
  • Postponed THE WOMAN IN BLACK | 14 Aug – 12 Sep – new dates will be announced shortly.


Ticket Options

Please review the ticket options below and email your preference to with the name of the play(s) in the subject line.

Due to the unprecedented volume of enquiries, our small team is working hard to respond to ticket holders by priority of performance date.

A tax-deductible donation
Please consider donating the price of your ticket to help secure the future of Ensemble Theatre. Ticket sales amount to almost 90% of our overall income and as we have no ongoing government funding, every ticket sold is crucial to our survival. We really appreciate your ongoing support. Thank you.

Another way to watch CRUNCH TIME
As they say ‘the show must go on’ and our committed cast and crew staged a special performance for a broadcast quality recording. Offered exclusively to CRUNCH TIME ticket holders, for a tax-deductible donation of your ticket price you can still enjoy David Williamson’s final play from the safety and comfort of your own home.  Should you choose this generous option, we will be in contact with viewing details including a password protected link.

Enjoy THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE for a tax-deductible donation
To show our gratitude to KENNY, HONOUR and THE CARETAKER ticket holders who are able to kindly donate the price of their ticket, we are delighted to share the opportunity to view THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE by Melanie Tait. Whether you’re re-visiting this heart-warming tale or seeing it for the first time, we’ve no doubt it’ll make you crack a smile. We’ll be in touch with a link to view shortly.

Credit voucher
Convert your ticket(s) to a credit voucher and when we announce our exciting 2021 season, you can use this towards any play next year or choose to enjoy a delicious meal at Bayly’s Bistro.

If the above options are not suitable, we will of course arrange a ticket refund as soon as possible.

Mix of the above
If you’ve purchased tickets for multiple shows, we completely understand you may want to select more than one option, e.g. donate your KENNY tickets and convert your HONOUR tickets to a credit voucher, and we can process this for you too.


Future Performances

While we are stretched to capacity, and the situation continues to change, we would really appreciate if you could hold off contacting us about future shows. We will continue to act on advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and Live Performance Australia, the national peak body for the live performance industry, keeping you up to date with any changes affecting Ensemble Theatre.


For the latest information on novel coronavirus visit or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line 1800 020 080 or the NSW Health Hotline 1800 022 222. Both lines operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.