Norman doesn’t exactly look like one of the world’s great lovers. There’s no square jaw or twinkle in his eye. Instead he has a beard that wanders aimlessly, a penchant for puffa puffa rice and the libido of an oversexed sheepdog. Over the course of one weekend in the English country, Norman has a simple […]
Actors get asked a lot about how they manage to remember all their lines. And going into rehearsals for three plays the sheer volume of text does cause a feeling of concern initially. As the process goes on, however, you would be surprised at how much your brain can actually hold. In a way, thinking […]
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A few weeks ago, some of the amazing women from THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE dropped by the theatre for an exciting 2-day creative development of Melanie Tait’s laugh-out-loud script. This brand new Australian comedy, which will have its world premiere at Ensemble Theatre in 2019, is a heart warming story about standing up for […]
The devil is in the details. I don’t know if I’ve ever used those words in earnest before but this week has given me a new appreciation of what that phrase might mean. As we cycle back through the plays, still running them quite slowly in order to detail and discuss them, we’re all finding […]
The enthralling and powerful LUNA GALE by Rebecca Gilman, performed by an exceptional ensemble cast. Photos by Phil Erbacher.
Late last week we had some observers in the rehearsal room as part of Ensemble Theatre’s Director at Work program. They watched as we started to put ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN on its feet and although we were constantly stopping and starting, trying things out and pausing for discussion, effectively, this was our first […]
THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, the masterful comic trilogy written by Alan Ayckbourn, first premiered in Scarborough in 1973. Loved and performed all over the world, the shows have won several awards and have even been made into a television version. Before you see the hilarious trilogy at Ensemble Theatre, get to know the plays and playwright with […]
Take a peek into THE NORMAN CONQUESTS rehearsal room through the eyes of actor Sam O’Sullivan. Alan Ayckbourn wrote THE NORMAN CONQUESTS in 1973. The three interconnected plays take place over a single weekend in a family’s country home. Each of the plays – TABLE MANNERS, LIVING TOGETHER and ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN are […]
From volunteer usher to celebrated actor and Ensemble Theatre patron, Georgie Parker has certainly made her mark over the years. With big roles by Neil Simon and David Williamson under her belt, Georgie now takes on the role of Caroline Cox in the electrifying drama LUNA GALE. As this powerful show hits the stage, take […]
The Ensemble Theatre Sandra Bates Director’s Awards is an incredible opportunity which encourages and nurtures emerging theatre directors by giving them the chance to work as an Assistant Director on two of Ensemble Theatre’s mainstream productions each year. Check out what the recipients have been up to since winning this amazing award. 2018 Winners Liz Arday […]
Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with exciting LUNA GALE information! Check out Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry’s insightful intro, photos of the cast, synopsis and more. Get to know the cast and crew and download your PDF copy. DOWNLOAD NOW
When experienced social worker Caroline Cox is assigned to navigate the case of a neglected child, the question of who is best suited to look after baby Luna seems to have a simple answer. Her troubled 19-year-old parents, Karlie and Peter, appear incapable of even taking care of themselves, while her grandmother Cindy wants to […]
Calling all emerging theatre directors! Entries for the 2019 Sandra Bates Director’s Awards are now open and close 21st September. For more information and to send through an application for this unique and exciting opportunity, click here.
With THE CASTING COUCH WITH TODD MCKENNEY just around the corner, the charismatic musical theatre star chatted with the Mosman Daily about what his audiences can expect from this exciting and intimate cabaret series. Read the full article here.