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 […]