It’s Sydney. It’s Christmas. And it’s stinking hot. Even though she’s unable to be there, Mum is insisting the family gather for a festive celebration in honour of Dad – he was the BBQ king! Don’t miss this blisteringly comical yet moving family drama about the ridiculous holiday season in all its glory.

Overview

WORLD PREMIERE

It’s Sydney. It’s Christmas. And it’s stinking hot. Even though she’s unable to be there, Mum is insisting the family gather for a festive celebration in honour of Dad – he was the BBQ king!

Their adult children, wine snob Peter and cynical Connie, reluctantly get the clan together. In raising a toast to their Dad’s memory, old grudges and family tensions sizzle to the surface. Surely they’ll be able to stop grilling each other for one day – it’s Christmas after all.

With a scorching ensemble under the direction of Mark Kilmurry, don’t miss Sam O’ Sullivan’s blistering comedy about the ridiculous holiday season in all its glory.

Calendar
05 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
06 Dec 2022 11:00 am
06 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
08 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
09 Dec 2022 11:00 am
09 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
10 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
11 Dec 2022 5:00 pm
13 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
14 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
Q&A
15 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
16 Dec 2022 11:00 am
16 Dec 2022 6:15 pm
17 Dec 2022 4:30 pm
17 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
18 Dec 2022 2:00 pm
20 Dec 2022 11:00 am
Q&A
20 Dec 2022 6:15 pm
21 Dec 2022 11:00 am
21 Dec 2022 6:15 pm
22 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
23 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
27 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
28 Dec 2022 8:15 pm
29 Dec 2022 11:00 am
29 Dec 2022 6:15 pm
30 Dec 2022 11:00 am
30 Dec 2022 6:15 pm
03 Jan 2023 7:30 pm
04 Jan 2023 7:30 pm
05 Jan 2023 11:00 am
Audio Described
05 Jan 2023 8:15 pm
06 Jan 2023 8:15 pm
07 Jan 2023 4:30 pm
Audio Described
07 Jan 2023 8:15 pm
08 Jan 2023 5:00 pm
10 Jan 2023 11:00 am
11 Jan 2023 7:30 pm
Free Teen
12 Jan 2023 11:00 am
12 Jan 2023 8:15 pm
13 Jan 2023 8:15 pm
14 Jan 2023 4:30 pm
14 Jan 2023 8:15 pm
15 Jan 2023 5:00 pm
Ticket Prices

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Prices listed include extra tickets for friends and family.

For group bookings of 10+, please call Box office on (02 8918 3460) or email groups@ensemble.com.au

Single tickets are on sale from February 2022.

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice.

PACKAGE PRICES5 PLAYS6 PLAYS7 PLAYS8 PLAYS
FULL PRICE
Evening & weekend matinees$370$444$518$568
Weekday matinees & previews$345$414$483$528
SENIOR CARD
Evening & weekend matinees$355$426$497$544
Weekday matinees & previews$330$396$462$504
PENSIONER/GROUPS 10+
Evening & weekend matinees$335$402$469$512
Weekday matinees & previews$310$372$434$472
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Reviews

“Charming, perplexing and heart-warming all at once and O’Sullivan is one to watch.” (for BLOCK UNIVERSE (OR SO IT GOES)) Time Out

"Kilmurry’s super-keen eye for the little absurdities and frailties of the human animal pays dividends again and again” (for OUTDATED) Limelight Magazine

Special Performance Dates

Audio Described

  • Thu 5 Jan 11am
  • Sat 7 Jan 4.30pm

Tactile Tours are available 1 hour prior to Audio Described performances, please contact the Box Office to book.

Q&A Session

  • Wed 14 Dec 8.15pm
  • Tue 20 Dec 11am

Free Teen

  • Wed 11 Jan 7.30pm
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COVID SAFETY MEASURES

We will be reviewing our COVID Safe plan for 2022 performances, in accordance with the NSW Government’s health advice. By the time this show opens, we anticipate restrictions will have eased and masks will no longer be compulsory in the theatre.

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