Here is the second podcast in our ALMOST LIVE FROM ENSEMBLE THEATRE series, this time we have Mark Kilmurry and John Bell in conversation…
Listen in on ALMOST LIVE FROM ENSEMBLE THEATRE, our new podcast series, this time with Mark Kilmurry and David Williamson in conversation:
10 Questions with Mark Kilmurry, director of TAKING STEPS 1. What do you love about the plays of Alan Ayckbourn? I like the fact they are wonderfully constructed with great characters. The way Ayckbourn uses comedy to explore wider issues. For a long time his plays were regarded as west end middle class comedies, which of […]
After reading through the play again, we tucked into some table-work. We began to break the script down into units, small sections of dialogue or stage-direction which change units when something shifts in the scene – a new person enters/exits, or a new action or intention begins. There were 200 units in Act 1!! So, […]
Ensemble Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry is excited to announce the two recipients of the 2018 SANDRA BATES DIRECTOR’S AWARDS, proudly supported by the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation. This year’s successful applicants are Liz Arday and Felicity Nicol, both emerging theatre directors with a wealth of experience directing youth and independent theatre productions both […]
Day one excitement! The first read of Alan Ayckbourne’s TAKING STEPS elicited a significant amount of laughter – a sign of fun rehearsal room times to come! The actors already have an essence of their characters and a strong grasp on the English accents. After the read, Anna Gardiner presented the highly anticipated design… Ayckbourne […]
Sandra Bates Director’s Awards finalist, Francesca Savige is working as assistant director on BUYER & CELLAR and has decided to share her experience with you.
What an amazing year we have ahead: four world premieres from the best of Australian writers; an exciting adaptation of an award winning French play; four comedy classics from master playwrights and two gripping international dramas to keep you talking. We are thrilled to open the 2018 season with a new social comedy from David […]