Media Release:

Just Married! Corie (Mia Lethbridge) has rented a top floor brownstone apartment as her marital abode – without her husband Paul’s (Jake Speer)’s approval. It’s small. Very small. And up a few stairs. OK, a lot of stairs. Then there’s the eccentric neighbour (Daniel Mitchell) dropping in from above them (literally) at all hours, and a telephone man (Jamie Oxenbould) who is very, very out of breath… what will mother (Georgie Parker) say?!

“Completely irresistible…after entering the theatre in a glum mood, I left it two hours later walking on air.”- The Telegraph, UK

Take a fresh look at Neil Simon’s timeless comedy of young love, daring flights into the night and leaking skylights.

“The play’s light-hearted aura is deeply comforting…Laughter never goes out of style.”- Chicago Theatre Beat

Ensemble’s Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry is thrilled to be working again with Ensemble favourites Georgie Parker, Daniel Mitchell and Jamie Oxenbould who between them have appeared in more than 30 productions at Ensemble. Kilmurry held extensive auditions to find his two young leads and is delighted to announce Mia Lethbridge and Jake Speer in the roles of Corie and Paul Bratter.

Mia Lethbridge has appeared in Home and Away, A Place to Call Home, The Slap and Home Song Stories for television and on stage in The Vanishing Point and Loop. This is her debut production for Ensemble Theatre.

“Hilarious” – Daily Express, UK

Barefoot in the Park is Daniel Mitchell’s 15th production for Ensemble. Highlight productions include Ladies in Lavender, The Act, Tuesdays With Morrie, Rain Man, Art, Japes and The Price and Old Times appearing alongside his father Warren Mitchell. Danny has also appeared on television in Water Rats, All Saints and The Bill.

This is Jamie Oxenbould’s 12th production for Ensemble. Highlights include The Spear Carrier, Casanova, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Cow Jumped Over the Moon and Fully Committed. He most recently appeared in The Literati at Griffin and The Dapto Chaser for Critical Stages.

Georgie Parker is one of Australia’s most loved actresses, since winning the Silver Logie for Most Popular New Talent in 1990, she is twice winner of TV Week’s Gold Logie and 4 times winner of the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor. Her long running tv roles include A Country Practice, All Saints, Medical Emergency, as a presenter on Playschool and her current role in Home and Away. Her previous plays at Ensemble Theatre include Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica, Let The Sunshine, Rabbit Hole, They’re Playing Our Song and Chapter Two. She is proud to be patron of Ensemble Theatre alongside Todd McKenney.

Jake Speer graduated from NIDA and spent 3 years on Home and Away with Georgie Parker. He has also appeared in the feature film Backyard Ashes.


SEASON DETAILS: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
VENUE: Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli, NSW, 2061
DATES: Previews from Thurs 25th August, 2016, opening night Wed 31st August 2016, playing to Sat 8th October, 2016
PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Tues 11am or 7.30pm, Wed – Fri 8.15pm, Thurs 11am & 8.15pm, Sat 4.30pm and 8.15pm, Sun 5pm.
PRICES: $66-$73 (booking charges may apply)
RUNNING TIME: Approx 2 hrs including interval
BOOKINGS: 02 9929 0644 or www.ensemble.com.au