Writer’s Note: STILL UNQUALIFIED

7 Apr 2022

One day after an 11am performance of UNQUALIFIED, Mark Kilmurry asked 2 very weary women if they’d be interested in writing a sequel to their play and they said, “You’re out of your mind! We’re tired mums, we haven’t slept for 5 years! We may have a drinking problem! “ 3 minutes later, they had […]

Program: LOVE LETTERS

21 Mar 2022

Discover more about A.R Gurney’s evocative and heartfelt story with a copy of our LOVE LETTERS digital program! DOWNLOAD YOUR PROGRAM On stage until 11 Apr, don’t miss this limited season of LOVE LETTERS performed by Tina Bursill and Andrew McFarlane. + BOOK HERE

Synopsis: LOVE LETTERS

18 Mar 2022

What begins as frivolous note sharing between childhood friends, unfolds into a lifelong love affair via the art of letter writing. Rebellious Melissa and straitlaced Andrew pour their hearts on to the page bonding over experiences of angst-ridden boarding schools, travel adventures, career ambitions and failed relationships. Young infatuation transforms into a complicated romance, as […]

Photos: NEARER THE GODS | On stage

10 Mar 2022

Welcome to the world of NEARER THE GODS where astronomical egos and petty politics almost jeopardise one of the greatest discoveries of human advancement. Don’t miss this blackly funny play by Australian theatre legend David Williamson. Photography by Prudence Upton David Williamson’s NEARER THE GODS is on stage until 23 Apr, don’t miss it! + […]

Program: NEARER THE GODS

7 Mar 2022

Discover more about NEARER THE GODS with our digital program. It’s packed full of info about the show including notes from David Williamson AO and Director Janine Watson, as well as a synopsis, photos and more! DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM David Williamson’s NEARER THE GODS is on stage until 23 Apr. Don’t miss it. + BOOK […]

Director’s Note: Janine Watson, NEARER THE GODS

2 Mar 2022

Thank you for coming to the theatre. This production of David Williamson’s NEARER THE GODS has been waiting in the wings for two years. My excitement to direct it has only grown in that time. Since it was first programmed, we’ve endured seismic change. First came the catastrophic fires of 2019/2020. Then the global pandemic. […]

Photos: NEARER THE GODS | In the rehearsal room

23 Feb 2022

Here’s your first look into the rehearsal room for NEARER THE GODS! ​With an electric team bringing David Williamson’s tale of rivalry and discovery to life, don’t miss this blackly funny drama about how one of the greatest moments of scientific illumination almost didn’t happen. Photography by Prudence Upton David Williamson’s NEARER THE GODS is […]

Synopsis: A LETTER FOR MOLLY

8 Feb 2022

Free-spirited artist Renee has a sobering revelation at a New Year’s Eve party. With vivacious best friend Nick by her side, she now faces a life-changing decision. While reflecting on the tumultuous relationships between her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, no-nonsense Nick is on hand to lift her spirits and keep Renee grounded. Gumbaynggirr writer and […]

Synopsis: STILL UNQUALIFIED

8 Feb 2022

They might be carrying briefcases and commanding bigger paycheques, but straight-talking Joanne and perennially optimistic Felicity are back and STILL UNQUALIFIED in this sequel to 2018’s hilarious hit comedy. It’s been a year since we left Joanne and Felicity singing at a karaoke bar. They now live together, work out of their home office and […]

Writer’s Note: David Williamson, NEARER THE GODS

7 Feb 2022

Isaac Newton gave the world the greatest leap in knowledge we’ve ever been gifted. He showed that gravity wasn’t just some odd little local force that pulled apples to the ground but the powerful invisible glue that stretched to infinity and held our whole universe together. What isn’t as well known is the intense drama […]

Tracey Trinder Playwright’s Award

4 Feb 2022

“The Tracey Trinder Playwright’s Award encourages women writers with a slant on comedy. Tracey was a stage and screenwriter and had a unique voice in the world of comedy. This award honours her name and her commitment to women’s writing.” Mark Kilmurry, Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre.   APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN The Tracey Trinder Playwright’s Award […]

Photos: KILLING KATIE: CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK CLUB | On Stage

20 Jan 2022

Re-opening the book on female alliances, guilt and the mysterious forces that can either make or break a friendship group, don’t miss this brutally honest new comedy by Tracey Trinder. Photography by Lisa Tomasetti On stage until 26 Feb, book now.

Director’s Note: KILLING KATIE: CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK CLUB

24 Dec 2021

When I was in primary school, I was jealous that my best friend was making a new best friend in the school drama club. Despite certainty that my career destiny was in painting, I joined drama club to rescue my bestie from the evil clutches of this other girl. I’m fascinated by the lengths we […]

Program: KILLING KATIE: CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK CLUB

24 Dec 2021

Discover more about KILLING KATIE with our digital program. It’s packed full of info about the show including notes from Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry and Director Francesca Savige, as well as a synopsis, photos and more! DOWNLOAD YOUR PROGRAM On stage 9 Jan – 26 Feb, book now!

NEARER THE GODS

Synopsis: NEARER THE GODS

16 Dec 2021

Petty politics, inflated egos and fierce rivalries almost jeopardise one of the greatest discoveries in human advancement; Sir Issac Newton’s laws of motion. Under the orders of pompous King Charles II (Sean O’Shea, THE RASPUTIN AFFAIR), determined young astronomer Edmund Halley (Rowan Davie) must wrangle the secrets of the universe from the brain of capricious […]

Tour: BLACK COCKATOO 2022

29 Nov 2021

We’re thrilled to announce that 2020’s hugely successful hit play BLACK COCKATOO is heading out on tour in March! Inspired by the true story of legendary First Nations cricketer Johnny Mullagh and Australia’s first ever international sporting team, don’t miss your chance to see this moving and funny story as it makes its way across […]