Careers: Marketing Manager

24 Apr 2019

Ensemble Theatre is seeking a talented, innovative and dynamic Marketing Manager to lead the overall marketing strategy and campaigns for Ensemble Theatre. The position will play a key role in communicating the diverse program to a broad range of stakeholders, and works closely with a passionate and skilled team to ensure that campaigns are at […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Photos: THE BIG TIME in rehearsals

8 Jan 2019

Take a peek inside rehearsals for David Williamson’s new play THE BIG TIME. Hitting the stage for its world premiere 18 Jan – 16 Mar, this razor-sharp and clever comedy is not to be missed! BOOK NOW

Ensemble Ed travels to the Tiwi Islands

17 Dec 2018

As part of Ensemble Theatre’s Guiding Light Outreach Program, key creatives from THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE travelled over 3000km to the Tiwi Islands to work with students at Tiwi College. Melanie Tait (playwright), Priscilla Jackman (director) and Claire Nesbitt-Hawes (producer) delivered workshops exploring play-building and theatrical storytelling to the enthusiastic students, focusing on the […]

Writer’s Note: David Williamson, THE BIG TIME

13 Dec 2018

In the entertainment industry there’s only one place all the hopefuls want to be. The Big Time. If they make it, they become wealthy, but perhaps even more importantly they are finally treated with respect. If you’re a struggling writer or actor who hasn’t made The Big Time no one reads your scripts, no one […]

Synopsis: THE BIG TIME

12 Dec 2018

Celia and Vicki were best friends at drama school, but the game of life has dealt them very different hands. Celia is a high profile soap star earning ridiculous amounts of money and the requisite harbourside views. Meanwhile Vicki is scraping by in gritty, critically acclaimed roles in independent theatre. When Vicki proposes they collaborate […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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)