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PHOTOS: LIVING TOGETHER, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS TRILOGY

15 Nov 2018

Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is a comic masterpiece of three parallel plays, each tracing the unravelling of Norman and his flailing romantic ambitions from a slightly different, and often simultaneous, perspective. Once you’ve taken a look at what’s happening in the living room in LIVING TOGETHER, have a peek at the action […]

PHOTOS: ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS TRILOGY

13 Nov 2018

Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is a comic masterpiece of three parallel plays, each tracing the unravelling of Norman and his flailing romantic ambitions from a slightly different, and often simultaneous, perspective. Once you’ve taken a look at what’s happening outside in the garden in ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN, have a peek […]

Actor’s Diary: Sam O’Sullivan, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

12 Nov 2018

Hello again! It’s been a few weeks since my last diary entry and in that time we have managed to bump in, tech and preview all three plays of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS. We rolled the shows out over three weeks, previewing them for the first time on three consecutive Fridays. TABLE MANNERS was the first […]

Archive: Brian Meegan

12 Nov 2018

Brian Meegan is no stranger to Ensemble Theatre. He’s an accomplished actor, Ensemble Theatre patron and he now returns to our stage as the hilarious Reg in Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS. With opening night just around the corner, let’s take a moment to look back through the archives at Brian’s history at […]

Photos: TABLE MANNERS, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS TRILOGY

9 Nov 2018

Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is a comic masterpiece of three parallel plays, each tracing the unravelling of Norman and his flailing romantic ambitions from a slightly different, and often simultaneous, perspective. Once you’ve taken a look at what’s happening around the table in TABLE MANNERS, have a peek at the photos in […]

Plan your trilogy experience

Plan your trilogy experience

2 Nov 2018

Looking to turn your trilogy day into a fabulous theatre and dining experience? –  Bayly’s Bistro and Jim’s Foyer Bar have you covered with a delicious selection of food and drinks for lunch and dinner. LUNCH AFTER PLAY 1 – TABLE MANNERS JIM’S FOYER BAR  Cheese plates: small $15/large $30 Sandwiches: chicken, ham or roast veg $8.50 Olive and […]

A MESSAGE FROM MARK, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

30 Oct 2018

If you have seen TABLE MANNERS (where a hilarious and hideous dinner party ends in chaos)  you can find out what Reg saw in the living room while grabbing a waste paper basket, why Norman gets drunk and who attacked who during Reg’s board game in LIVING TOGETHER.  Or you can see what really happened […]

FAQ: A guide to THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

26 Oct 2018

Before you see THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, take a look at this quick guide for all the info you need to know about this award-winning trilogy. What is THE NORMAN CONQUESTS? THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is a trilogy of plays that follow the same story set over one weekend in an English country house. Each self-contained play […]

Cast Announcement: THE FEVER AND THE FRET

26 Oct 2018

With THE FEVER AND THE FRET play reading just around the corner, we are very excited to announce the cast of this moving story from Nyul Nyul/Yawuru playwright Jub Clerc. Directed by Ursula Yovich (Belvoir’s BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS and STC’s THE SECRET RIVER), say hello to our fantastic cast: Frederick Copperwaite as Ignatius […]

Director’s Note: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

24 Oct 2018

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS are about relationships and the fraught, funny, sad, sometimes preposterous way husbands and wives act and react with each other. The trilogy looks at a desperate weekend in which the family is thrown together. Even though the plays were written in 1973 and set in Britain, their universal and timeless themes are […]

ACTOR’S DIARY: SAM O’SULLIVAN, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

19 Oct 2018

While I’m sitting in my backyard enjoying a Monday off, the crew are at the theatre “bumping in” in preparation for our first paying audience on Friday night. Last week we actioned Mark’s plan to run two plays per day before finishing the week with a “company run” of each show. By the end of […]

PROGRAM: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

18 Oct 2018

Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with exciting THE NORMAN CONQUESTS information! Check out Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry’s insightful director’s note, photos of the cast, synopsis and more. DOWNLOAD PROGRAM (PDF)

MOSMAN DAILY: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

18 Oct 2018

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS trilogy is a special theatrical event like no other and comes along once in an actor’s career. For Brian Meegan and Danielle Carter, who play Reg and Sarah, this is something that has been on their acting bucket lists for a very long time. Find out more about how the pair are […]

PHOTOS: THE NORMAN CONQUESTS IN REHEARSALS

16 Oct 2018

The cast of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is having an absolute ball in rehearsals! Take a peek inside the side-splittingly hilarious rehearsal room and see for yourself. Photography by Prudence Upton.

ACTOR’S DIARY: SAM O’SULLIVAN, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

12 Oct 2018

Back at Ensemble after the long weekend and we’ve got just under two weeks left in the rehearsal room(s) before moving into the theatre to begin tech. (But who’s counting). We can now run all three plays independently, which was a very satisfying milestone to reach. Looking forward, initially Mark’s rehearsal plan was to spend […]

A new look for Ensemble Theatre

4 Oct 2018

It’s been a busy few months for us here at Ensemble Theatre, but thanks to the team at Evolve, our renovations are now complete! With a fresh and modern vibe, our new-look Foyer Bar and Bayly’s Bistro are the perfect places to sit back, relax and enjoy your Summer nights. Check out the photos and […]