Director’s Note: FOLK

17 Apr 2019

Tom Wells’ plays are both hilarious and heartbreaking. These are qualities shared with characters created by the inimitable Genevieve Lemon. I think I’ve found a perfect match. Tom Wells’ lovely plays are often set in his home town, Withernsea in East Yorkshire but his bittersweet work manages to be universal. He reminds me of a […]

Synopsis: FOLK

17 Apr 2019

Sister Winnie’s no ordinary nun. She’s feisty, irreverent and has a soft spot for a pint of Guinness. Her front room is a haven for socially awkward Stephen, who shares her passion for folk music. Their world is suddenly shattered – literally – when wayward and rebellious Kayleigh throws a brick through the window, bringing […]

Photos: THE LAST FIVE YEARS

4 Apr 2019

Don’t miss the deeply affecting and intimate musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS! Featuring the incredible talents of Elise McCann (Miss Honey – MATILDA THE MUSICAL) and Christian Charisiou (Hayes Theatre’s CRY BABY), you’ll be hooked from the very first note. Photography by Phil Erbacher. At Ensemble Theatre until 27 Apr, book here.

Photos: THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE

4 Apr 2019

Inspired by real life events, THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles. Photography by Phil Erbacher

Program: THE LAST FIVE YEARS

25 Mar 2019

Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with THE LAST FIVE YEARS info! Check out the director’s note from Elsie Edgerton-Till, musical director’s note from Daryl Wallis, synopsis, photos and more! DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF)

Musical Director’s Note: THE LAST FIVE YEARS

25 Mar 2019

The musicals of Jason Robert Brown are performed infrequently in Australia, but as a musical director I would often come across individual songs in cabarets and auditions, and beyond the unique fusion of pop, gospel and musical theatre idioms, one common feature was often a fiendishly difficult piano accompaniment. Robert Brown writes – “I’m not […]

Program: THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE

25 Mar 2019

Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE info! Check out Melanie Tait’s insightful writer’s note, synopsis, photos and more. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF)

Photos: THE LAST FIVE YEARS THE MUSICAL in rehearsals

25 Mar 2019

The rehearsal room is alive with the sounds of THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Love, heartbreak, humour, music… what more could you want from an amazing Off-Broadway hit? From 29 Mar, don’t miss it! At Ensemble Theatre 29 Mar – 27 Apr, book here.

PHOTOS: THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE IN REHEARSALS

18 Mar 2019

Take a look inside the incredibly funny rehearsal room of THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE by Melanie Tait. Hitting the stage for its world premiere 22 Mar – 27 Apr, don’t miss this hilarious new Australian comedy! ‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’ is proudly supported by Jenny and Guy Reynolds AO.

DIRECTOR’S NOTE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS

22 Feb 2019

Jason Robert Brown’s masterful and well loved work chapters the relationship of Cathy and Jamie over five years. However, events do not unfold in a linear progression of time: Jamie’s story is told from first kiss to last goodbye, while Cathy’s journey starts with the breakup and ends with that first kiss. In crafting the […]

SYNOPSIS: THE LAST FIVE YEARS

15 Feb 2019

Two young and ambitious New Yorkers. Cathy is an actor. Jamie is a writer. They fall in love and dive head first into a relationship. What could possibly go wrong? Brilliantly funny, playful and tender, THE LAST FIVE YEARS chronicles the couple’s passionate romance from both perspectives: Jamie from the beginning with all the optimism […]

DIPLOMACY Tour Announcement

6 Feb 2019

Following an overwhelming response to the sold out season of DIPLOMACY at Ensemble Theatre in 2018, the smash-hit thriller with John Bell and John Gaden will be heading out on tour in 2019. But first… DIPLOMACY premiered at Ensemble Theatre in March, with the five week season selling out before it even opened. As a […]

Soundtrack: THE LAST FIVE YEARS

6 Feb 2019

Before you see the incomparable talents of Elise McCann (Miss Honey – MATILDA THE MUSICAL) and Christian Charisiou (Hayes Theatre’s CRY BABY) in the hit musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS in March, get to know the songs sung by the original Off-Broadway cast and fall head over heels in love with the sensational music that will […]

PHOTOS: THE BIG TIME

30 Jan 2019

Set in the high-stakes game of celebrity, David Williamson’s trademark satirical pen finds razor-sharp form in this clever and witty comedy. Until 16 Mar, don’t miss THE BIG TIME. BOOK NOW Photography by Brett Boardman.

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 […]

Program: THE BIG TIME

14 Jan 2019

Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with THE BIG TIME information! Check out David Williamson’s insightful writer’s note, Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry’s director’s note, synopsis and more. DOWNLOAD PROGRAM (PDF)