In an updated version of Becky Mode’s Broadway smash, this hilarious and fast-paced comedy skewers our modern obsession with food and fine-dining.

Overview

Nobody wants to hear that a chef-hatted, multiple-award-winning, ridiculously trendy Woolloomooloo restaurant is fully committed and can’t take a booking. When Sydney socialites and international A-listers wish to dine on the date they wish to dine on, it’s harder to finesse than the perfect soufflé.

In a dingy basement office far from the magic of molecular gastronomy, skilful reservationist Sam has to use her charisma and wits to keep an array of demanding characters happy… and most importantly, keep her job.

In an updated version of Becky Mode’s Broadway smash, director Kate Champion and comedy chameleon Contessa Treffone join forces to serve up a hilarious and fast-paced take on our modern obsession with food.

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SINGLE TICKET PRICESPreviews & weekday matineesEvenings & weekend matinees
Adult$73$78
Seniors$70$75
Pensioners$66$71
Under 30s & Full-time students$38$43
MEAA members$43$43
Groups 10-19$70$75
Groups 20+$66$71
School groups$25$25
Reviews

"An exuberant commedia dell-arte" Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★1/2 "A magnificent performance of great comic timing, wit and warmth" ArtsHub

"A whirlwind of a one-hander" Time Out

"Flicking between characters, Treffone’s performance is impressively detailed and sustained" Audrey Journal

"A performance remarkable in its elegance and clarity... tremendously enjoyable" Suzy Goes See

★★★★★ "Packed from top to bottom with laughs" State of the Art

★★★★1/2 "Satirical triumphs with near-perfect precision" Theatre Now

"Contessa Treffone gives a spectacular performance" Sydney Morning Herald

"Champion’s direction is expansive, built for chuckles" Time Out

"Felicitous comedy, fiery characters, and formidable craft" Theatre Now

Cast & Creatives
Becky Mode

Becky Mode

Playwright

Kate Champion

Kate Champion

Director

Adam Deusien

Adam Deusien

Assistant Director

Jane Fitzgerald

Jane Fitzgerald

Dramaturg

Contessa Treffone

Contessa Treffone

Cast

Anna Tregloan

Anna Tregloan

Set and Costume Designer

Verity Hampson

Verity Hampson

Lighting Designer

Nate Edmondson

Nate Edmondson

Composer & Sound Designer

Brook Kiss

Brook Kiss

Stage Manager

Renata Beslik

Renata Beslik

Costume Supervisor

Amy Hume

Amy Hume

Dialect Coach

Director's Note

Have you ever lost your temper with a stranger on a phone call? They’re not giving you the information or solution you so desperately need? Has it made you behave in ways you normally wouldn’t? How do you think that stranger must feel on the receiving end of multiple versions of you? FULLY COMMITTED brings this deeply inequitable social exchange to the stage. Written around the time when food became more about fashion and status than a function of survival, it evokes the questionable behaviour between upstairs and downstairs, those serving and being served and the abuse experienced by an employee on the end of the line who is just trying to do their job. As our fascination with food grows evermore fetishised, the competition to be seen in elite restaurants has become increasingly ridiculous. It is only food of course, but in the end, it’s so much more. It’s ego, it’s prestige, it’s power. FULLY COMMITTED is marinated in this heady mix of the delicious and the debauched. It’s a role to relish for an actor who thrills to the discipline of an extreme challenge. Witnessing one actor take on dozens of characters is the equivalent of a high-wire act without a net. Contessa Treffone is one such actor and it’s been an honour to witness her tackle the extraordinary provocation that this play delights in. Bon appetit!

Kate Champion
Director

Photo Gallery

Photography by Prudence Upton

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM

Want to know more about Becky Mode’s hilarious and fast-paced comedy, FULLY COMMITTED? Our downloadable program is full of exciting extra tidbits about the show. You’ll find a director’s note from Kate Champion, synopsis, photos of the rehearsals plus more!

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM (PDF)