Program: FULLY COMMITTED

14 Oct 2019

Want to know more about Becky Mode’s hilarious and fast-paced comedy, FULLY COMMITTED? Our downloadable program is full of exciting extra tidbits about the show. You’ll find a director’s note from Kate Champion, synopsis, photos of the rehearsals plus more! DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF) At Ensemble Theatre 11 Oct – 16 Nov, book here.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE SANDRA BATES DIRECTOR’S AWARD NOW OPEN

2 Sep 2019

It’s that time of year again! Now in its fifth year, the Ensemble Theatre Sandra Bates Director’s Award is a unique and exciting opportunity that gives two emerging directors a paid role working with different directors on two of Ensemble’s mainstage shows. Submissions are open until 5pm Fri 20 Sep, don’t miss out! + APPLY […]

Director’s Note: FULLY COMMITTED

16 Aug 2019

Have you ever lost your temper with a stranger on a phone call? They’re not giving you the information or solution you so desperately need? Has it made you behave in ways you normally wouldn’t? How do you think that stranger must feel on the receiving end of multiple versions of you? FULLY COMMITTED brings […]

Synopsis: FULLY COMMITTED

16 Aug 2019

Nobody wants to hear that a chef-hatted, multiple-award-winning, ridiculously trendy Woolloomooloo restaurant is fully committed and can’t take a booking. When Sydney socialites and international A-listers wish to dine on the date they wish to dine on, it’s harder to finesse than the perfect soufflé. In a dingy basement office far from the magic of […]

Archive: Arthur Miller

14 Aug 2019

Nothing beats a classic! Arthur Miller’s plays, although many of them were written in the 50’s and 60’s, have certainly stood the test of time and still resonate powerfully with audiences across the globe. Shaped by the Great Depression and looking to the Ancient Greeks for inspiration, this modern tragedian focused his plays on issues […]

Help support our Hearing Loop upgrade

1 Aug 2019

Our intimate theatre down by the stunning harbour in Kirribilli attracts more than 80,000 audience members each year and over 1,000 have indicated they are hard of hearing. Our existing Hearing Loop coverage is limited, with four of the Hearing Loop sets coming to the end of their useful lives. At Ensemble, theatre is for […]

Photos: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

26 Jul 2019

Simmering with jealousy and obsession, the universal story of family, immigration and justice cuts deeply in Arthur Miller’s explosive dramatic masterpiece A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. Now playing until 24 Aug, don’t miss it! Photography by Prudence Upton At Ensemble Theatre until 24 Aug, book here.

Director’s Note: THE LAST WIFE

19 Jul 2019

Kate Hennig’s extraordinary play bridges the gap between a historical drama with contemporary relevance. The characters in THE LAST WIFE suddenly spring to life with real thoughts, feelings, ambitions, humour. We are in the prescence of real people surviving not just politically and royally, but within a family circle. The danger of Kate Parr’s drive […]

Synopsis: THE LAST WIFE

19 Jul 2019

In a deadly game of power, intrigue and passion, Kate Parr must live by her wits if she wants to avoid becoming another statistic on Henry’s growing list of dead wives. With stepdaughters, step-sisters and the very crown at stake, it will take a woman of immense courage to initiate change. Can Kate remain steadfast […]

Photos: Diplomacy

26 Jun 2019

DIPLOMACY is back by popular demand! Theatre powerhouses John Bell and John Gaden join forces on stage in this electrifying WWII thriller about Nazi Germany’s plot to destroy Paris. Don’t miss it! Photography by Prudence Upton. At Ensemble Theatre until 13 Jul, book here.

Program: MURDER ON THE WIRELESS

11 Jun 2019

Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with MURDER ON THE WIRELESS info! Check out Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry’s welcome note, synopsis, photos and more. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF) At Ensemble until 13 Jul, book here.

PHOTOS: MURDER ON THE WIRELESS in rehearsals

11 Jun 2019

Boom, clash, thump! See the team from MURDER ON THE WIRELESS in rehearsals, bringing the delightful stories (and sounds!) of THE DEAD(LY) WIVES CLUB and THE SOLITARY CYCLIST to life right before your very eyes. Photography by Prudence Upton. At Ensemble until 13 Jul, book your tickets here.

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 […]

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 […]