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The Art House presents

Diplomacy

6 Aug - 7 Aug 2019 Showing at The Art House Theatre

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An unmissable production starring theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden.

In 1944 at the Hôtel Meurice, Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling and German General Dietrich von Choltitz meet in a life and death situation for the city of Paris. On abandoning Paris, Hitler has ordered its destruction. Raoul has one night to persuade the General to leave the landmark city standing. The many twists and turns of their negotiations play out in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

“This perfectly formed play and its players is the stuff that theatres are built for. The risk, the tension, the danger and doubt and the unravelling of our conscience.” Sydney Scoop

“It’s not often that such a stimulating and well-crafted play comes along.” Sydney Arts Guide

 

Produced by Ensemble Theatre 

By Cyril Gély | Translated and Adapted by Julie Rose

 

 

Cast & Creatives

 

Director John Bell
Assistant Director Anna Volska
Translation & Adaptation Julie Rose
Set Designer Michael Scott-Mitchell
Costume Designer Genevieve Graham
Lighting Designer Matt Cox
Composer & Sound Designer Nate Edmondson

 

Cast Includes
John Bell
John Gaden
James Lugton
Joseph Raggatt

 

Ensemble Theatre is the longest continuously running professional theatre in Australia, celebrating 60 years of continuous operation in 2018. Their extensive history of touring productions include the 20-venue tour of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks in 2007 which won a Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production, the Drover Award-winning national tour of Tuesdays with Morrie (2011) and the acclaimed 26-venue tour of Frankenstein (2013).
In 2019, Ensemble Theatre returns to stages around the country with a return season of the smash-hit production Diplomacy.

 

 

 

Reviews

“Gaden is nimble as the witty, wily, urbane Nordling, drawing humour and humanity from the unorthodox consul…The power of Diplomacy is a reminder of the fragility of a culture that was so nearly forever lost.” The Sydney Morning Herald

“Watch two veterans of the Australian Theatre, John Bell and John Gaden, duelling in character with a smooth and well-honed confidence and chemistry, fitting each other's character contrasting rhythms and musicalities with expert precision and respectful energies” Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary

“It’s not often that such a stimulating and well-crafted play comes along.” Sydney Arts Guide
 
"This perfectly formed play and its players is the stuff that theatres are built for...A defining moment in the theatre." Sydney Scoop
 
”Any play that showcases the talents of John Bell … and John Gaden is a must-see…Diplomacy is essentially a two-hander performed by two powerhouses of Australian theatre” Sydney Chic
 

Venue

The Art House Theatre

Times

Tue 6 Aug 2019 - 8PM

Wed 7 Aug 2019 - 2PM

Important Information

Duration: 70 minutes
Note: Please note that a nicotine-free cigarette is smoked briefly during this performance.
Recommended for ages 14+

Tickets

Adult: $42.00
Concession: $37.00
Member: $32.00
Under 30: $25.00

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