It starts like a fairy-tale romance: Ryan (Justin Stewart Cotta) tells Alice (Lisa Gormley) she has a beautiful smile, and suddenly he is asking her out. Alice has never met anyone like Ryan before: he’s charming, forthright and painfully truthful. She knows their relationship is moving way too fast, but there is something ridiculously attractive about this straight-talking man. His bluntness may upset her family and friends, but when he asks her to marry him, she finds herself saying… yes. As newlyweds, Alice discovers a side of Ryan she never knew existed – and becomes determined to fix his flaws, with hilarious and disastrous results.
David Williamson’s reputation as one of the greatest social observers of our time is cemented in this brand new comedy about love, tolerance and acceptance.
Ensemble Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry has assembled a stellar cast for this World Premiere production. Justin Stewart Cotta, who plays Ryan, most recently appeared in the musical DREAM LOVER and has appeared at Ensemble Theatre in DREAM HOME and LET THE SUNSHINE. Lisa Gormley, who plays Alice, is currently appearing in HOME AND AWAY and has appeared at Ensemble Theatre in OTHER DESERT CITIES and LADIES IN LAVENDER. Gael Ballantyne has previously appeared at Ensemble Theatre in GOOD PEOPLE, LADIES IN LAVENDER and CHARITABLE INTENT. Rachel Gordon most recently appeared on television in THE SECRET DAUGHTER and has appeared at Ensemble Theatre in MANAGING CARMEN and WIT. This is Matt Minto’s debut production for Ensemble Theatre, he was a regular on New Zealand TV’s highly popular SHORTLAND STREET and has theatre, film and TV credits in the UK, NZ and Australia. Bill Young has previously appeared at Ensemble Theatre in NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH, SPINNING INTO BUTTER and ON THE BLINDSIDE.
SEASON DETAILS: ODD MAN OUT by David Williamson
VENUE: Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli, NSW, 2061
DATES: Previews from 19 January, 2017, opening night Tues 24 January, season to Sat 18 March, 2017.
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tues 7.30pm, Wednesday to Friday 8.15pm, Sat 4.30pm & 8.15pm, Sun 5pm.
Some Tues and Thurs matinees at 11am: check website: http://ensemble.com.au/whats-on/plays/odd-man-out
PRICES: $42-$71 (booking charges may apply)
BOOKINGS: 02 9929 0644 or www.ensemble.com.au
RUNNING TIME: Approx 2 hours including interval SOME STRONG LANGUAGE, Recommended for ages 15+