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29 events.

  • DEADHOUSE: Tales of Sydney Morgue - Simmonds & Newcombe, The Deadly Run

    SydneyTheatre | September 29 - October 15, 2022

    Step inside the crypt of St James’ Church for an all-new immersive true-crime theatrical experience.

    In 1959, two convicts, Kevin Simmonds and Leslie Newcombe undertook an audacious escape from Sydney's notorious Long Bay Penitentiary, leading to a weeks-long hunt involving more than 500 police officers and scores of dogs.

    Escaping from the gaol through a ventilation duct in the roof of the prison chapel, they spent their first night of freedom huddled in a freshly dug grave in Botany Cemetery before breaking into Emu Plains Prison Farm. There they murdered a guard to steal his revolver before hiding in bushland.

    Their ability to elude capture and outfox police made the two men famous during their time on the run. Five weeks later crowds cheered ‘Simmo’ when he was eventually brought to Sydney’s Central Criminal Court for trial.

    Staged in the 200 year old crypt under St James’ Church Sydney, DEADHOUSE Tales of Sydney Morgue returns for a much-anticipated third season. Meet the characters, brought to life by a talented cast of fifteen actors, experience key events in their history, and discover what really happened to these infamous men.

    ★★★★ “Terrifying in the best way possible” City Hub
    “Eerily Atmospheric” Weekend Notes
    “If you’re a true-crime nerd or history buff… it’s a killer show!” Theatre Travels

    Each guided performance is limited to 30 ticket holders.

    DEADHOUSE: Tales of Sydney Morgue - Simmonds & Newcombe by Liviu Monsted
    6:30pm and 8:00pm, Thursday to Saturday
    29 sept – 15 Oct 2022

    WHERE The Crypt – St James’ Church, 173 King St, Sydney. Entry via West Courtyard.
    SUITABLE FOR Ages 15+. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
    CONTENT WARNINGS Staged violence. Depictions of death. Semi-nudity.

  • TIDELINE by Wajdi Mouawad

    SydneyTheatre | October 20 - 29, 2022

    “A Kafkaesque odyssey” – Variety

    After the unexpected death of a father he hardly knew, Wilfrid is coerced to bury the body in his father’s homeland. He is helped in his quest by a movie director and one of King Arthur’s knights, both farcical versions of Wilfrid’s own psyche.

    Along the way, he acquires friends all of whom dream of a better life and when confronted by a war-torn country, Wilfrid finds an additional corpse is one too many. Only if he makes it to the Tideline, will he be able to bury his father.

    Following the critically acclaimed Scorched, the epic Tideline is the second play of award-winning Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad to hit the Australian stage.

    “A magical night. A triumph” – Le Figaro, France
    “Not to be missed” – L’Orient-Le Jour, Lebanon
    Written by Wajdi Mouawad
    Translated from French Canadian by Shelley Tepperman

    Directed by Anna Jahjah
    With Cassady Booth, Lucas Connolly, Kirsty Jordan, Neil Modra, Adeeb Razzouk, Antoine Razzouk, Eli Saad & Gerry Sont

    Assistant Director: Kate Jordan Stage Manager: Rory Kinsella Costume Designer: Olivia Auday Set Designer: Anna Jahjah Lighting Designer: Larry Kelly Sound Designer: Clément Queysanne Production Photographer: Mansoor Noor Artwork: David Ortsman Graphic Design: Madison Avenue


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