Unlikely Productions Brings Hit Show ‘THE APOLOGISTS’ To Sydney!


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience a hit show from Britain without all the hype that comes along with iconic shows? Well now you can!

Written by Lucinda Burnett (known for Correspondence),  Cordelia O’Neill (known for No Place For A Woman), and Iskandar Sharazuddin (known for The Lift Of Cardboard), this show depicts three different stories, and combines them to bring forward an astonishing show about what apologies mean.

“A Secretary of State for Health and Social Care makes a racist comment to her attending doctor when her child is rushed into hospital, a prominent travel writer is held responsible for a suicide after a scathing review, an employee of an aid organisation demand the recompense she truly needs from the CEO after a disingenuous public apology.”

The hit show is directed by Jane Moriarty (known for The RSC, The National, and Shakespeare’s Globe), associate directed by Rachel Chant (known for The Village Bike) and is being performed by acclaimed Aussie actress Gabrielle Scawthorn (known for many roles including The Doctor Blake Mysteries, The Killing Fields, and The Village Bike.)

“In many ways, the public apology is the ultimate act of solo  performance. We see so many acts of public apologies these days. You only have to read or hear the news to find public apology, or in some cases non-apology, all the time. Prince Andrew, The Pope, Justin Timberlake. We are constantly deconstructing the authenticity of this act, the way one might deconstruct a piece of theatre. The public apology is a performative reckoning in the age of performative politics,” Gabrielle said about the upcoming show.

This is a female-led cast that showcases female crew members as well.

For reviews and more details, see below.

“Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent” – Lyn Gardner 

“Amongst the best single-handed plays I have seen.” – West End North 

“A vivid portrayal of emotional struggle in the face of public shame” – The Upcoming

For more info and the trailer visit: https://www.unlikelyproductions.co.uk/projects/the-apologists


Written by: Lucinda Burnett, Cordelia O’Neill and Iskandar Sharazuddin 
Directed by: Jane Moriarty 
Associate Director: Rachel Chant 
Starring: Gabrielle Scawthorn 
Venue: Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza Street, Newtown 
From 20th-31st January 2021

Times: Wednesday – Thursday 7.30pm, Friday – Saturday 6pm & 8.30pm, Sunday 4pm

Price: $40 (including first drink), concession $30 with discount code CONCESSION (including first drink)

Bookings: https://old505theatre.com/shows/the-apologists-1605228949.html

Do you plan on attending? Let us know by commenting below.

Written by Ashley Riordan


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