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WELCOME Welcome to Darlinghurst Theatre Company 2017 season at the Eternity Playhouse! In 2017 we are producing the world premiere of three new Australian plays, including Jeanette Cronin’s beautiful comedy and love puzzle; I Love You Now, Julian Larnach’s prophetic psychological thriller; In Real Life and Mary Rachel Brown’s outrageous comedy and Christmas blues antidote; Silent Night. In 2017 we are also producing the Australian premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s tender and wise play The Mystery of Love & Sex, the Sydney premiere of Terry Johnson’s modern classic, Hysteria and the Australian professional premiere of Diane Samuel’s powerful generational drama, Kindertransport. 2017 will be an incredible year at the Eternity Playhouse and I am so looking forward to presenting our season. We have taken a new approach for our 2017 show imagery and used illustration inspired by street art, which reflects our inner city neighbourhood, the passion of our productions and the work of our artists.

I am very proud to say our 2017 season achieves gender parity in the employment of all artists including directors, writers, designers and performers. I am also very proud to say that Darlinghurst Theatre Company has a ‘fair pay’ policy for artists and pays award wages. To maintain proper pay rates for artists, our ticket prices have gone up in 2017. However, we have been careful to maintain affordable subscription packages and tickets. And we’ve done away with booking fees. Our 2017 season is rich in vision, ideas, theatricality and passion. Please be our guest!

All the best,

Glenn Terry Executive Producer Darlinghurst Theatre Company

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SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE Book a subscription to save up to 25% on the usual ticket price and secure your preferred dates and seats to our 2017 shows. Choose either a 3, 4, 5 or 6 play package; the more you see, the more you save! Plus, we’ll also show you our love with some terrific benefits, including discounts at the Eternity Playhouse Bar, free event programs and $44 mates’ rates tickets for your friends. 3 PLAYS 4 PLAYS 5 PLAYS 6 PLAYS

Standard $138 Standard $176 Standard $210 Standard $240


Concession $120 Concession $152 Concession $180 Concession $204

No booking fees

HOW TO PURCHASE SUBSCRIPTIONS Online Book securely at By phone Call 02 8356 9987 between 9.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday and we’ll process your booking for you. By completing a booking form Download the subscription booking form from our website, then post your completed form to Darlinghurst Theatre Company, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010. You can also scan and email it to In person Call us on 02 9331 3107 and schedule a time to come to the theatre and book with one of our friendly staff members between Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm.

Standard $54 Concession $44 Group 8+ $44 Industry* $38 Under 30* $38 Preview# $38

Available for performances on Tue, Wed and Thu only.


The first three dates of each show are preview performances.


No booking fees

GIFT VOUCHERS A gift voucher is the perfect present for any theatre lover. Gift vouchers are available for both single tickets and subscription packages at standard and concession prices. HOW TO PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS AND VOUCHERS Online Book securely at By phone Call 02 8356 9987 between 9.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday and we’ll process your booking for you. In person Visit the Eternity Playhouse Box Office, open one hour prior to every performance.


10 FEB 12 MAR

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX BY BATHSHEBA DORAN DIRECTOR ANTHONY SKUSE Charlotte loves Jonny, but lately she’s been loving Claire. Jonny loves Charlotte, but lately he’s been having casual sex with men. Charlotte’s parents Lucinda and Howard try not to judge, but they just can’t help themselves. From the writer of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Showtime’s Masters of Sex comes a tender and funny story about love in all its forms, and that blurry space between friendship, romance and erotic desire. The Mystery of Love and Sex is also about families, the family we are born into and the family we create. It’s about our ability to keep secrets from family and even ourselves, and the challenges and rewards of finding your own path. Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the Australian premiere of The Mystery of Love & Sex. With Deborah Galanos, Nicholas Papademetriou and Thuso Lekwape.


31 MAR 30 APR


BY TERRY JOHNSON DIRECTOR SUSANNA DOWLING Terry Johnson’s brilliant comedy and farce takes its inspiration from history, when in 1938 the surrealist painter Salvador Dali paid a visit to the Sigmund Freud. Freud had recently escaped Nazi Europe and settled in London. Hysteria imagines the fallout when two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and original minds collide. Hysteria also imagines that Freud received another guest who rattles and disturbs the founder of psychoanalysis and holds him accountable to a terrible truth. Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the Sydney Premiere of Hysteria. With Wendy Strehlow.



BY JEANETTE CRONIN DIRECTOR KIM HARDWICK A sexy romantic tragi-comedy about love, desire… plus tango! Leo loved June, but now he loves Michelle. June is having an affair with Rob, Leo’s brother. On the side, Leo is also having an affair with Melissa, the nanny. Meanwhile, June is also seeing Helmut, her personal trainer. Jeanette Cronin’s wonderful comedy and love puzzle takes a long hard look at intimacy. From when lovers first fall in love and tell each other everything to when they fall out of love and don’t say anything. I Love You Now asks the big ‘love’ questions. Does love run out? Or is love is only limited by our imaginations? Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the world premiere I Love You Now. With Jeanette Cronin and Huw Higginson.

28 JUL 27 AUG


Just prior to the Second World War Britain took in over 10,000 Jewish refugee children from Europe. The rescue effort was known as Kindertransport. Separated from their families and fostered out to British homes, most of the children never saw their parents again. Diane Samuel’s extraordinary play is about this forced immigration and its effect on generations. Based on real accounts and told from the female perspective, Kindertransport tells a powerful story of survival centred on Eva and told across time. From when Eva was child in Hamburg in 1938 to 40 years on, when she has a daughter of her own who wants to know the truth about Eva’s past. Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the Australian professional premiere of Kindertransport. With Annie Byron.

15 SEP 15 OCT


BY JULIAN LARNACH DIRECTOR LUKE ROGERS Julian Larnach’s In Real Life offers a psychological thriller and cautionary tale about our rapidly changing world where everything is a just a device click away. In the not too distant future, Theresa is the CEO of a global digital company and inventor of the Drum, the world’s most popular personal device. One evening she argues with her daughter who walks out of their secluded holiday retreat and vanishes without a trace. Theresa yearns for answers to her daughter’s disappearance, and seeks solace for her grief via social media and online. Desperate to reconnect, she attempts to use technology to bridge the gap between the digital world and real life. Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the world premiere of In Real Life.

10 NOV 10 DEC

SILENT NIGHT BY MARY RACHEL BROWN DIRECTOR GLYNN NICHOLAS A hilarious take-no-prisoners comedy for anyone who feels a mix of terror and affection about spending Christmas with family. Normally Christmas is a time for giving, but for the Lickfold family it’s a time for winning! Every year for the past 12 years the Lickfolds have entered the ARCE Awards for the best Christmas decoration display in Australia. The Lickfolds are over participators determined to win at any cost but their path to electric glory is thwarted when someone unexpected comes down the chimney. This unwanted Christmas guest wastes no time in exposing the darker secrets behind a winning display and the true reason for his coming. Tired of consumerism, overeating and fake family bonding? Then Silent Night is the perfect antidote to those Christmas blues. Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the world premiere of Silent Night. With Richard Sydenham.

DARLINGHURST THEATRE COMPANY AT THE ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE Address 39 Burton Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Box Office 02 8356 9987 Administration 02 9331 3107 Email Website PUBLIC TRANSPORT Eternity Playhouse is a ten minute walk from Museum Station and a five minute bus ride from Central. Numerous bus routes stop on the corner of Oxford and Palmer Streets, a two minute walk from the venue. PARKING There is no on-site parking and only limited timed street parking near the theatre. Discount parking is available at the Wilson Parking Station at 70 Riley Street, Darlinghurst. THEATRE SEATING Eternity Playhouse is a reserved seating venue with a 200 seat capacity. ACCESSIBILITY Eternity Playhouse is an accessible venue. If you have any access requirements, please contact us on 02 8356 9987 ahead of your visit. BOX OFFICE The box office at Eternity Playhouse is open one hour prior to every performance for ticket collection and single ticket sales.

PERFORMANCE TIMES No performances on Mondays. All shows: Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 5pm. Additional matinees Wed and Thur 11am and Sat 3pm on selected dates and performances only. Please check our website for full details. ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE BAR We serve a selection of premium beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages before and after each show. TWO TROUT RESTAURANT For the perfect night out, join us at our own Two Trout Restaurant for dinner at the Eternity Playhouse. Tables are limited, please book online at or phone on 0449 725 775. VENUE HIRE AND EVENTS The Eternity Playhouse Theatre is available for hire. Our iconic Sydney venue is suitable for corporate events, launches, presentations, conferences, training and celebrations. We have an expert in-house team covering hospitality, catering and technical aspects of events. Please visit our website for more information.

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STAFF Executive Producer Glenn Terry Producer Amy Harris Front of House & Event Manager Rebecca Michel-Gerke Communications Coordinator Tania-Lee Turbin Administrator Ashlee Monaghan



Jim Behringer Ian Enright Kevin Farmer Iain Knight Andrew Mackenzie Vicki Middleton Suzie Miller Iain Sinclair Pat Skalsky Maria Stafford Dominic Tayco Lorraine Young

The Mystery of Love and Sex Supported by Ian Barnett Hysteria Supported by the Stafford Morgan Family The 2017 Season Supported by Carole Lamerton and our Darlo Angels


Darlinghurst Theatre Company is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW

Darlinghurst Theatre Company is supported through the City of Sydney’s Accommodation Grant Program


Details in this brochure are correct at the time of publication. Darlinghurst Theatre Company reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and to vary the program and prices should the need arise.

DTC 2017 Season Brochure  

Explore Darlinghurst Theatre Company's 2017 Season at Sydney's Eternity Playhouse.

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