Video: ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS | Week Two

14 Apr 2020

Join Mark Kilmurry our Artistic Director as he talks with beloved Australian actor Georgie Parker about her work, her life, and her history with the Ensemble, including her early jobs as a volunteer usher and working behind our bar! Georgie will also answer your questions! We want to stay connected and hear what you love […]

Video: HAMLET | Mark Kilmurry’s favourite speech

14 Apr 2020

How about a little bit of Shakespeare to spice up your day? Bringing you one of the playwright’s most famous soliloquys, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy this beautiful performance from HAMLET by Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry. We want to stay connected and hear what you love about Ensemble! Share your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter #loveensemblesydney

Video: ENSEMBLE CONVERSATIONS | Week One

14 Apr 2020

Join our Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry for the first in a continuing weekly series on all things Ensemble! We’re chugging along and want to keep you in the loop about what we’re up to. We want to stay connected and hear what you love about Ensemble! Share your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter #loveensemblesydney

Williamson Wednesday: FLATFOOT

8 Apr 2020

This Williamson Wednesday, we’re going old school, real old school… all the way to Ancient Rome! Directed by Jonathan Biggins in 2004, FLATFOOT featured the impeccable comedic talents of actor Drew Forsythe as Plautus, Tina Bursill and John Gregg. Famous Roman playwright Plautus is suffering writer’s block. To convince his hardball producer Crassus Dives that […]

Williamson Wednesday: BIRTHRIGHTS

1 Apr 2020

And we’re back again for another Williamson Wednesday! This week, we’re turning the clocks back to 2003 to take a look at the heartfelt and courageous BIRTHRIGHTS. Motherhood and family are brought to the fore in this heartfelt story about surrogacy, parents and identity. When Helen undergoes a vital operation that stops her and her […]

David Williamson

Williamson Wednesday: FACE TO FACE

25 Mar 2020

Missing your David Williamson fix? Don’t worry, because Williamson Wednesday is here and we’ve got you sorted! Each week, we’ll be dipping into the archives to bring you exciting insights into some of the plays of Australia’s legendary theatre playwright. To kick off our first Williamson Wednesday, we’re taking a dive into Ensemble Theatre’s first […]

Director’s Note: Priscilla Jackman, A BROADCAST COUP

13 Mar 2020

“In a post #MeToo era, Mike is still at the top of his game in public broadcasting, but finds the goal posts increasingly changing. Louise, Jez, and Noa are three generations of women who have the potential to shape Mike’s world in ways he’s never anticipated. With all of Melanie Tait’s characteristic charm, whip-smart dialogue, […]

Q&A: Playwright Melanie Tait, A BROADCAST COUP

5 Mar 2020

Get excited because next week we welcome the amazing team from Melanie Tait’s new Australian comedy A BROADCAST COUP back into the rehearsal room! Hilarious and hard-hitting, we asked Melanie a few questions about her new play, the inspiration behind it and some of the things she’s learned so far. Tell us a bit about […]

Trailer: CRUNCH TIME

3 Mar 2020

Sparkling with razor sharp wit and humour, CRUNCH TIME tackles pertinent social issues head-on in this poignant family drama. Playing until 9 Apr, don’t miss it! “Williamson’s trademark sense of dramatic irony is lively to the end” The Sydney Morning Herald CRUNCH TIME is playing until 9 Apr, book now.

Photos: David Williamson’s CRUNCH TIME

20 Feb 2020

Rife with sibling rivalry, broken relationships and colourful characters, CRUNCH TIME tackles social issues head-on in this blackly funny story about family and duty. Now playing, don’t miss the Australian theatre heavyweight’s final play before retirement! Photography by Prudence Upton. CRUNCH TIME is playing until 9 Apr, book here.

Video: David Williamson, CRUNCH TIME

18 Feb 2020

“We can all remember terrible moments in our family life and we can remember wonderful moments and that’s why it’s such good drama” David Williamson discusses the story of CRUNCH TIME and the role that family plays in shaping us. Catch the Australian theatre heavyweight’s final play on stage until 9 Apr. CRUNCH TIME is […]

Director’s Note: Mark Kilmurry, CRUNCH TIME

12 Feb 2020

What a privilege and pleasure it is to direct David Williamson’s last ever play. His work always has a finger on the pulse of contemporary issues and CRUNCH TIME sits right at the heart of the ongoing debate about the right to die with dignity. But the main theme stems from within the family nucleus […]

Writer’s Note: David Williamson, CRUNCH TIME

12 Feb 2020

CRUNCH TIME is a story of sibling rivalry and a story about dying. If that sounds grim, then some of the time it is. Dying can’t be avoided and sibling rivalry is a reality of life. In any family each sibling wants their share of love and parental attention and can get very distressed if […]

PROGRAM: CRUNCH TIME

10 Feb 2020

Want to know more about CRUNCH TIME? Our downloadable program is full of exciting extra tidbits about the show. You’ll find a message from playwright David Williamson, a director’s note from Mark Kilmurry, a timeline of David Williamson’s productions at Ensemble Theatre, synopsis, photos of the rehearsals and more! DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF)  

Tour: BLACK COCKATOO

6 Feb 2020

Our season of BLACK COCKATOO may be coming to a close, but fret not! This moving Australian story is heading out for a short tour to Merrigong Theatre Company in Wollongong and Riverside Theatre in Parramatta. After a hugely successful season at Ensemble Theatre, don’t miss out on your chance to see this amazing play […]

Photos: CRUNCH TIME in rehearsal

30 Jan 2020

Step inside the CRUNCH TIME rehearsal room! Sparkling with razor sharp wit and humour, don’t miss Australian theatre heavy-weight David Williamson’s final play before retirement. CRUNCH TIME is playing from 14 Feb – 9 Apr, book here.