Jack of Hearts

Ensemble Jack of Hearts Ensemble Theatre is delighted to welcome The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel, teaming up with David Williamson in a brand new play from the master of social comedy in the world premiere of Jack of Hearts.

Jack may be a loveable loser but his partner Emma is considering trading up for a loveable winner. Enter smooth, successful Carl: arrogant, sexy and just what she needs. Ignoring her best friend’s warning, Emma dives in head – and heart – first. Meanwhile, Jack devises a radical plan to get her back – and where better than a tropical paradise to shake off your relationship woes?

David Williamson is one of the most produced Playwrights in the history of Australian Theatre. For over forty years his plays have continued to attract strong audiences and box office revenue for the many theatre companies around the country who produce and continue to produce his work. His plays include: Dream Home, Rupert, After the Ball, Dead White Males, The Club, Don’s Party, The Removalists, Emerald City, The Perfectionist, and Travelling North – just to name a few…

He has also written numerous film scripts and television series including: Balibo, Phar Lap, Travelling North, Sanctuary, The Year of Living Dangerously, On the Beach, The Four Minute Mile, A Dangerous Life, The Perfectionist and The Last Bastion. He is the recipient of numerous awards including: Australian Writers’ Guild AWGIE Award , the coveted George Devine Award, and Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

“Williamson always keeps us engaged … his words weave a spellbinding course. ….testament to the power of Williamson’s language.” – Daily Telegraph

Director: David Williamson  Featuring: Paige Gardiner, Christa Nicola, Craig Reucassel, Brooke Satchwell, Isabella Tannock, Chris Taylor  Assistant Director: Susanna Dowling  Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall  Sound Designer: Alistair Wallace  Wardrobe Coordinator: Alana Canceri  Stage Manager: Danielle Ironside

Jack of Hearts
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli
Season: 3 February – 2 April 2016 (previews: 29 January – 2 February)
Bookings: (02) 9929 0644 or online at: www.ensemble.com.au

For more information, visit: www.ensemble.com.au for details.

Image: Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel feature in Jack of Hearts (supplied)

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