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)

Q&A: Elise McCann, THE LAST FIVE YEARS

11 Jan 2019

She blew you away with her incredible, award-winning role as Miss Honey from MATILDA THE MUSICAL and now, Elise McCann prepares to dazzle you as Cathy in our 2019 production of the enthralling musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Before she takes to the stage at Ensemble Theatre, we thought we’d get to know the triple threat […]

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

On Tour: TWO by Jim Cartwright

19 Dec 2018

Ensemble Theatre’s hugely successful production of TWO by Jim Cartwright is heading out on the road! Seen by Ensemble Theatre audiences in 2017, TWO introduces fourteen colourful characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan and Kate Raison. Set in the local pub, you’ll meet all the regulars, a misfit crowd of eccentric and hilarious individuals. There’s […]

Director’s Note: Mark Kilmurry, THE BIG TIME

19 Dec 2018

It is always a pleasure working on a new David Williamson play and particularly one that deals with issues underlining the make it or break it world of entertainment. THE BIG TIME has at its core loneliness, desperation, jealousy, ambition and betrayal while creating a world of likable characters that make us laugh. Quite an […]

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 […]

PHOTOS: LIVING TOGETHER, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS TRILOGY

15 Nov 2018

Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is a comic masterpiece of three parallel plays, each tracing the unravelling of Norman and his flailing romantic ambitions from a slightly different, and often simultaneous, perspective. Once you’ve taken a look at what’s happening in the living room in LIVING TOGETHER, have a peek at the action […]

PHOTOS: ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS TRILOGY

13 Nov 2018

Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is a comic masterpiece of three parallel plays, each tracing the unravelling of Norman and his flailing romantic ambitions from a slightly different, and often simultaneous, perspective. Once you’ve taken a look at what’s happening outside in the garden in ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN, have a peek […]

Actor’s Diary: Sam O’Sullivan, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

12 Nov 2018

Hello again! It’s been a few weeks since my last diary entry and in that time we have managed to bump in, tech and preview all three plays of THE NORMAN CONQUESTS. We rolled the shows out over three weeks, previewing them for the first time on three consecutive Fridays. TABLE MANNERS was the first […]

Archive: Brian Meegan

12 Nov 2018

Brian Meegan is no stranger to Ensemble Theatre. He’s an accomplished actor, Ensemble Theatre patron and he now returns to our stage as the hilarious Reg in Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS. With opening night just around the corner, let’s take a moment to look back through the archives at Brian’s history at […]

Photos: TABLE MANNERS, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS TRILOGY

9 Nov 2018

Alan Ayckbourn’s award-winning trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is a comic masterpiece of three parallel plays, each tracing the unravelling of Norman and his flailing romantic ambitions from a slightly different, and often simultaneous, perspective. Once you’ve taken a look at what’s happening around the table in TABLE MANNERS, have a peek at the photos in […]

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 […]

A MESSAGE FROM MARK, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

30 Oct 2018

If you have seen TABLE MANNERS (where a hilarious and hideous dinner party ends in chaos)  you can find out what Reg saw in the living room while grabbing a waste paper basket, why Norman gets drunk and who attacked who during Reg’s board game in LIVING TOGETHER.  Or you can see what really happened […]

FAQ: A guide to THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

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 […]