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REVIEW: The Woman In Black

The Woman In Black is a gothic mystery thriller set in and around a haunted house in the early 20th century. It is not the usual fare for the Ensemble Theatre where playwrights Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon have always been the popular choice. Director of the Ensemble and of this play, Mark […]

Jamie Oxenbould in ‘Woman In Black’

Jamie Oxenbould, currently appearing in the play Woman In Black at The Ensemble Theatre, is a highly accomplished actor in his own right. In fact he comes from a whole family of actors, including his famous brother Ben Oxenbould, so how could he not have talent? Having seen Oxenbould's incredible performance as Archie in Baby […]

Baby Doll

First adapted from a much longer play by Tennessee Williams originally titled 27 Wagons Full Of Cotton, the play became a film Baby Doll, directed by Elia Kazan, starring Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach and Karl Malden. Tough shoes to fill for any director. Filled with sexual innuendo and a somewhat unsavoury relationship between a child […]

REVIEW: Trevor

Trevor is a chimpanzee who was once a popular TV star but has now been relegated to life as a pet to his coddling human owner. Nick Jones’ brilliantly conceived play was inspired by the true story of a woman in America who was mauled by her pet chimp. Clearly, the incident drove Jones to […]

REVIEW: Eurydice

America playwright Sarah Ruhl wrote this play as a tribute to her recently deceased father, and indeed the major focus is on the relationship between Eurydice (Ebony Vagulans) and her father (Jamie Oxenbould), whom she meets when she is banished on her wedding day to the Underworld. However, as she has bathed in the river […]

The Village Bike

The convergence of talent in Red Line Productions current staging of The Village Bike makes it a rare and thrilling theatre experience. Penelope Skinner’s sharp, unapologetically vulgar script, a cast of capable, intuitive actors and the brilliant set design by Anna Gardiner & Martelle Hunt come together under the keen direction of Rachel Chant in […]