Articles on ‘David Williamson’

Review: Dream Home, Ensemble Theatre

DREAM HOME, Guy Edmonds and HaiHa Le, photo by Clare Hawley

David Williamson’s Dream Home is a play about Paul, who moves into a new block of flats. When he arrives, all three women living there proceed to throw themselves at him in a variety of demeaning ways. He’s loyal to his pregnant wife, but it’s not like he can control his erections, and it’s not… Read more.

First look: the cast of Rupert in rehearsal

First look: the cast of Rupert in rehearsal

How do you trace the life of someone who feels so much larger than life? David Williamson’s Rupert attempts to do just that with mogul of moguls, Rupert Murdoch. It was a hit at the box office in Melbourne last year, and it played the Kennedy Center in the US, and it’s going to hit the… Read more.

Win a Double Pass to Griffin Theatre Company’s new production Emerald City

AussieTheatre has two double passes to giveaway to Griffin Theatre Company’s new production of David Williamson’s Emerald City at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta on Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm. Directed by Griffin Theatre Company’s Lee Lewis and with a set designed by legendary Australian artist Ken Done, the new production features a stellar cast including Helpman-Award winner Ben… Read more.

Company Eleven: Third World Blues

David Williamson’s writing, produced on stage and screen, as well as being on school curricula, for over 40 years has brought him the honour of being one of Australia’s Living National Treasures. His Third World Blues is the first production for new theatre company, Company Eleven. Williamson’s plays focus on human relationships and communication, or… Read more.

Ensemble Theatre’s Cruise Control

The first thing to say when talking about Cruise Control, David Williamson’s new play currently on at the Ensemble, is that the cast are electric. Funny, devilish, dry, wacky – they play their characters with energy and honesty. There are some wildly funny scenes, some excellent moments of human emotion – and all at appropriately… Read more.

Story of Murdoch takes MTC overseas for first time in 30 years

For the first time in 30 years, the Melbourne Theatre Company are touring a production internationally. David Williamson’s play Rupert, the story of Rupert Murdoch will be the third play the flagship theatre company has taken abroad in its 60 year history, and rehearsals began for the work today in Melbourne. The 8 hander play, directed… Read more.

Win a Double Pass to David Williamson’s When Dad Married Fury

AussieTheatre is giving away two double passes to David Williamson’s When Dad Married Fury at Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Wednesday, 19th February at 7.30pm. Following sell-out performances across the nation in 2013, Christine Harris and Hit Productions bring leading playwright, David Williamson’s hilarious family drama, When Dad Married Fury, to Riverside Theatres from 18th to 22nd February 2014…. Read more.

The Removalists – Tamarama Rock Surfers

The Removalists is the play that put David Williamson on the map as one of Australia’s most revered playwrights. Since premiering in 1971, it’s been studied, analysed, revived and reimagined to the point where a lot of Australian theatregoers are just a little bit over it. But like most classics, it’s a classic for a… Read more.

The Club

First performed at the MTC in 1977 and on countless school reading lists, David Williamson’s The Club holds a particular notoriety in AFL-loving Australia as it gives a plausible imagining of the off-field tensions in a famous club at the time. It’s a time when traditions were confronted by the pragmatic need to make money and… Read more.