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.
In 1944 at the Hôtel Meurice, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling and the German General, Dietrich von Choltitz meet in a life and death situation for the city of Paris. On abandoning Paris, Hitler has ordered its destruction. Raoul has one night to persuade the General to leave the landmark city standing. The many twists […]
While travelling home on the train the other day with actor Gerard Carroll, a fellow passenger asked us if we were taking the 10 or so days off over Easter and ANZAC day. We explained to him that we couldn’t, that we were in rehearsals for a play and that 10 days would be almost […]
Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with FOLK info! Check out Tom Wells’ insightful writer’s note, synopsis, photos and more. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF) At Ensemble Theatre 3 May – 1 Jun, book here.
Take a look inside the rehearsal room for FOLK by Tom Wells. Starting 3 May, it’s time to get excited for this sweet and heart-warming tale filled with folk songs that will make your heart soar. Photography by Prudence Upton. At Ensemble Theatre 3 May – 1 Jun, book here.
“When you listen to a lot of folk songs, you see that the stories that they tell are full of struggle and resilience, full of characters who feel strong and brave and a bit broken. I wanted to have a go at writing a play that felt a bit like a folk song, fill it […]
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 […]
Sister Winnie’s no ordinary nun. She’s feisty, irreverent and has a soft spot for a pint of Guinness. Her front room is a haven for socially awkward Stephen, who shares her passion for folk music. Their world is suddenly shattered – literally – when wayward and rebellious Kayleigh throws a brick through the window, bringing […]
Don’t miss the deeply affecting and intimate musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS! Featuring the incredible talents of Elise McCann (Miss Honey – MATILDA THE MUSICAL) and Christian Charisiou (Hayes Theatre’s CRY BABY), you’ll be hooked from the very first note. Photography by Phil Erbacher. At Ensemble Theatre until 27 Apr, book here.
Inspired by real life events, THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE is a funny, honest and heart-warming story about upsetting the potato cart and standing up for your principles. Photography by Phil Erbacher
Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with THE LAST FIVE YEARS info! Check out the director’s note from Elsie Edgerton-Till, musical director’s note from Daryl Wallis, synopsis, photos and more! DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF)
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 […]
Our downloadable program is filled to the brim with THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE info! Check out Melanie Tait’s insightful writer’s note, synopsis, photos and more. DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF)
The rehearsal room is alive with the sounds of THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Love, heartbreak, humour, music… what more could you want from an amazing Off-Broadway hit? From 29 Mar, don’t miss it! At Ensemble Theatre 29 Mar – 27 Apr, book here.
Take a look inside the incredibly funny rehearsal room of THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE by Melanie Tait. Hitting the stage for its world premiere 22 Mar – 27 Apr, don’t miss this hilarious new Australian comedy! ‘The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race’ is proudly supported by Jenny and Guy Reynolds AO.
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 […]