The Actress

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2–18 May 2024

Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Aarne Neeme AM

Preview Thursday 2 May (followed by a Q&A with the cast and director)
Season: 3–18 May 2024
Evenings 7:30pm: Wed – Sat
Matinees 2pm: 11, 12 + 18 May


The stage has been Lydia's home and now it's time to say goodbye. Her past connections bring love, laughter, insults, and embraces to her dressing room as this colourful, complicated actress says farewell.

The curtain is ready to rise on Lydia Martin’s final performance before retirement. As Lydia prepares to farewell the stage her family, friends, rivals, and colleagues descend upon her dressing room to deliver gracious goodbyes and settle past scores. There’s as much drama and comedy backstage as there is onstage in this witty, smart, and emotional tribute to the power of leading ladies everywhere.

An Amateur Production By Arrangement with ORIGIN (TM) Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Inc. - A Concord Theatricals Company


Lydia - Liz St Clair Long
Katherine - Sally Rynveld
Charles - Saban Berrell
Harriet - Jane Ahlquist
Nicole - Kate Harris
Paul - Rob de Fries
Margaret - Jazmin Skopal 


Thursday 2 May, 7:30pm Preview (followed by a Q&A with the Cast & Director)
Friday 3 May, 7:30pm Opening Night
Saturday 4 May, 7:30pm

Wednesday 8 May, 7:30pm
Thursday 9 May, 7:30pm
Friday 10 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 11 May, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 12 May, 2:00pm

Wednesday 15 May, 7:30pm
Thursday 16 May, 7:30pm
Friday 17 May, 7:30pm
Saturday 18 May, 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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