The Great Divide

Georgie Parker stars in The Great Divide courtesy of Ensemble TheatreAustralia’s most prolific playwright, David Williamson, is emerging from retirement to present his latest play, The Great Divide, at Ensemble Theatre from 8 March 2024.

Directed by Mark Kilmurry and featuring a stellar cast including Georgie Parker and John Wood, The Great Divide promises to be a clever and comical commentary on wealth inequality and human greed.

The Great Divide unfolds in the picturesque town of Wallis Heads, not unlike Williamson’s current hometown Noosa in Queensland. Golden sands, turquoise waters and a lush green golf course.

Penny Poulter leads an almost idyllic life in one of Australia’s best kept secrets, Wallis Heads. But when this hidden coastal gem is discovered by the ruthless and immensely wealthy Alex Whittle, ambitious plans to put the town firmly on the tourist map spark a bitter rivalry. Can this human bulldozer with money to burn ever be stopped?

Starring as Alex, Georgie Parker (Home and Away) returns to the Ensemble stage, once again joining forces with David Williamson and Mark Kilmurry, after the success with Rhinestone Rex and Miss Monica in 2023.

Parker is joined by Kate Raison (Killing Katie: Confessions Of A Book Club), Caitlin Burley (Belvoir’s Opening Night), Emma Diaz (Belvoir’s Blessed Union), James Lugton (Bell Shakespeare’s Macbeth), and Gold Logie winner John Wood (TV’s Blue Heelers).

“Working with David is always a joy, and it seems he couldn’t resist writing one more for u | s. We’re thrilled to have him back, creating magic once again,” said Mark Kilmurry.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness David Williamson’s insightful take on the complexities of human relationships in the face of wealth and ambition.

Director: Mark Kilmurry | Featuring: Caitlin Burley, Emma Diaz, James Lugton, Georgie Parker, Kate Raison, John Wood | Assistant Director: Julia Robertson | Set & Costume Designer: James Browne | Lighting Designer: Veronique Benett | Sound Designer: Daryl Wallis | Stage Manager: Erin Shaw | Assistant Stage Manager: Alexis Worthing | Costume Supervisor: Renata Beslik | Playwright: David Williamson

The Great Divide
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli (North Sydney)
Season: 8 March – 27 April 2024
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Image: Georgie Parker stars in The Great Divide – courtesy of Ensemble Theatre