As uncertainty around when Ensemble Theatre can fully re-open continues, NEARER THE GODS has been rescheduled to Friday 4 March – Saturday 23 April 2022. Thanks for your patience as we work on re-seating ticket holders.

Overview

With his trademark wit and sharp observations, David Williamson exposes the abrasive personalities of revered scientific giants – even geniuses are not infallible!

Under the orders of pompous King Charles II (Sean O’Shea, THE RASPUTIN AFFAIR), determined young astronomer Edmund Halley (Rowan Davie) must wrangle the secrets of the universe from the brain of capricious and contrary Newton.

It may be 1684, the Dawn of Enlightenment, but Williamson’s comic re-imagining through a contemporary lens puts the focus firmly on the human tale of rivalry and discovery, of personal trials against a corrupt establishment, of self-doubt versus arrogance, and faith versus reason. NEARER THE GODS is a gripping and blackly funny drama about how one of the greatest moments of scientific illumination almost didn’t happen.

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PENSIONER$70$75
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Reviews

“Chalk it up alongside brecht’s life of galileo as one of the greatest in the science-play genre. it’s that good.” The Australian

“[Williamson is] our greatest dramatic entertainer” The Australian Financial Review

COVID Safety Measures

We’ve made another difficult decision to reschedule NEARER THE GODS to 2022 as the uncertainty around when Ensemble Theatre can fully re-open continues.

David Williamson is a firm favourite with our audiences and we want to ensure as many of you as possible can safely enjoy the Ensemble premiere of NEARER THE GODS which will now run from Friday 4 March – Saturday 23 April 2022.

Ticket holders will be contacted directly.

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Special performance dates

Please use the calendar above to select your date and book tickets.

Audio Described

  • Thu 7 Apr 11am
  • Sat 9 Apr 3.30pm

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

Q&A Session

  • Fri 18 Mar 8pm
  • Tue 29 Mar 11am

Free Teen

  • Wed 20 Apr 7.30pm
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Behind the Scenes Experience

Director at Work

As part of a small group, observe Director Janine Watson at work in the rehearsal room and see NEARER THE GODS come to life.

NEARER THE GODS with Janine Watson
Original session
Date: Thu 14 Oct
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Rescheduled session:
Date: Thu 10 Feb 2022
Time: 4pm – 6pm

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