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Director Mark Kilmurry says he was “thrilled” when Clayton Jacobson gave his permission for Kenny to be adapted for the stage, and “delighted” that Steve Rodgers would be doing the adapting.  Kenny, Kilmurry says, “is the fearless Aussie plumber who looks for the best in every situation.” Remembering the film from years ago, Steve Rodgers […]

Money And Friends

It is said, “you can ask a friend for anything… except money.” The Ensemble Theatre is presenting Money And Friends by David Williamson as a play reading directed by Mark Kilmurry. Imagine a lovely relaxing beach holiday with friends. Sunset cocktails by the ocean or by the pool in your charming holiday resort, away from the […]

The Odd Couple

Artistic Director of the Ensemble Theatre Mark Kilmurry loves Neil Simon’s play about “the odd couple”, two men called Felix and Oscar who find themselves living together in Felix’s New York apartment when divorce disrupts their circumstances. Kilmurry explains why he chose to put on this production. “The Odd Couple has lasted nearly 60 years […]

The Last Wife

Kate Hennig takes a fresh look at the stunning historical drama surrounding the dangerous sparring between King Henry VIII and his last wife Katerine Parr, during a very complex and bloody time in English history. On one side of this conflict is Henry VIII, who was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547, […]

REVIEW: The Widow Unplugged

Reg Livermore returns to the stage with his one-man show The Widow Unplugged, of which he is also the writer. He plays out-of-work actor Arthur Kwick, whose career is a very poor shadow of Livermore’s illustrious theatrical CV, which includes musicals such as Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar and the memorable role of Frank N […]

REVIEW: Shirley Valentine

Written in 1986 by English playwright Willy Russell, this monologue delivered by the 42-year-old Shirley Valentine is a cri de coeur from a woman who realises her life has been circumscribed by housework, an ungrateful and boorish husband and an unappreciative daughter.  Her silent confessor, the wall of her kitchen, listens patiently as she explains […]

Ensemble Theatre’s 2018 Season and 60th Anniversary

The Ensemble’s 2018 season includes four world premieres from Australian writers, an adaption of an award-winning French play, four comedy classics from master playwrights and two gripping international dramas. Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry is directing five of the plays, while the other five are directed by guests John Bell, Mitchell Butel, Susanna Dowling, Nadia Tass […]

Neville’s Island

Nominated for the Oliver and Evening Standard Awards for best comedy 1992, Neville’s Island, written by popular playwright Tim Firth is showing at the Ensemble Theatre to provide an entertaining night out for the audience. This comedy follows four business men who find themselves trapped on an island in the Tasman sea. They can see […]