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Stay safe and well.

REP is closely monitoring the updates and situation reporting from the ACT Government and ACT Health, following on from the ACT lockdown from 12 August, and we are acutely aware of our connection within the lives of our members, patrons and the community where we live.

Canberra REP and the Canberra REP Theatre are currently closed to the public. Our staff are working from home. Regular Box-Office hours still apply, Wed-Fri 10am-4pm. If you need to speak with us directly please leave a message on the phone system.
The Philo production of Grease has been postponed – we are unable to assist with phone enquiries – please contact ticketing [at] philo.org.au if you have any questions.

The Child Players production of The Pirates of Penzance has also been postponed - we will be in touch soon about your booking options.

If you are a REP member please keep an eye out for regular communication emails.

It is early days yet and we are unsure yet of our re-opening date and the level of restrictions which could be in place, so the REP Council has proposed some changes to the remainder of our 2021 Season. When we can resume, our production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will be performed as our next production, with the remaining two productions preformed in sequence but with possibly changed dates, moving Sense and Sensibility into early next year.

As such we are suspending web sales for our remaining three shows until we know more.

All subscribers and ticket holders will be contacted asap to assist in your options for holding or relocating bookings for the 2021 Season and possibly forward crediting you for the 2022 Season. Please be patient and wait to be contacted by REP staff. Currently we have not cancelled any productions.

Stay safe and be kind.
The Team at REP.

Book Online or call the Box Office - Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm - 6257 1950.

COMEDY—the edge of madness



A prolific playwright who’s works include The Norman Conquests, Seasons Greetings, Communicating Doors, Comic Potential,  The Boy Who Fell Into a Book and Improbable Fiction.

Alan Ayckbourn’s



Season: Tues - Sat, 8pm (Two extra shows added)
Matinees: 28, 29 Nov, 5 Dec, 2pm


Adults - $45, Concession (Full Time Student, Concession Card, Seniors Card) - $38, Group (6+) - $35. All sales are subject to a $3.50 per transaction Telephone Booking Fee.

* (Education/Director, Cast and Crew  Briefing following Preview Performance 19 Nov)

Meet three couples in their three kitchens on the Christmas Eves of three successive years.

The up and coming Hopcrofts are in their bright new, gadget filled kitchen anxiously giving a little party for their bank manager and his wife, and an architect neighbour. Next there are the architect and his wife, in their neglected, untidy flat. Then the bank manager and his wife are in their large, slightly modernized, old Victorian style kitchen. Running like a dark thread through the wild comedy of behind the scenes disasters at Christmas parties is the story of the advance of the Hopcrofts to material prosperity and independence and the decline of the others. In the final stages the little man is well and truly on top, with the others, literally and unnervingly, dancing to his tune.


Characters and Cast:
Sydney Hopcroft                          Arran McKenna               
Jane Hopcroft                               Amy Dunham        
Ronald Brewster-Wright            Chris Baldock        
Marion Brewster-Wright            Tracy Noble
Geoffrey Jackson                         Cole Hilder             
Eva Jackson                                   Steph Roberts


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