subtlenuance
writing and producing independent australian theatre
Current Productions



Joan, Again
written and directed by Paul Gilchrist

featuring
Kit Bennett, Jamie Collette, Ted Crosby, Lynden Jones, Sylvia Keays,
Bonnie Kellett, David Kirkham and Helen Tonkin


Truth is a battlefield



In 1431 Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.
Ten years later she was back.


Inspired by an incredible true story, 
critically acclaimed writer/director Paul Gilchrist
explores one of the greatest frauds of all time.

Very funny and deeply moving,
Joan, Again 
is an uncannily contemporary expose 
of truth and lies, 
celebrity and identity.


Praise for Paul Gilchrist's previous historical dramas:

“a triumph of narrative construction...Catherine at Avignon is a significant achievement in writing, direction and staging” 
Media Culture

"the language is beautiful and flows easily from the actors...See 
Lucy Black to experience the beauty of Elizabethan language that was not written by Shakespeare or Marlowe" 
Stage Whispers


Joan, Again
produced in association with Sydney Independent Theatre Company
5 – 23 August 2014,
The Old Fitzroy Theatre

                                             

 


 


After hit seasons in
Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney, 
Blind Tasting 

 returns to Sydney
for ONE night only at 
 ENSEMBLE THEATRE!


See the extraordinary Sylvia Keays at Ensemble Theatre 
on July 7.

Visit the website for details

http://ensemble.com.au/whats-on/play/blind-tasting-ens/


Blind Tasting

written and directed by Paul Gilchrist
performed by Sylvia Keays


In wine there is Truth. 
A
nd laughter.

She talks wine. She sells wine. But, now, she has every reason to drink it!

Join her hilarious razor-sharp discovery of the unexpected truth hidden in each glass. 

Sylvia Keays portrays Sophie - witty, whimsical and utterly heartbroken. In Blind Tasting, she shares her sparkling coming of age story, as she navigates love, loss and the realisation that none of us really knows whats going to happen next. 

Part wine tasting, part performance Blind Tasting is a sparkling coming of age story.


Some reviews:

"This performance was a delight; intimate, funny, sad, and thoughtful."  
Stage Whispers

"a barrel of fun....performed with great vitality and charm by Sylvia Keays....If you ever hear it's on, go" Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald

a punchy, whimsical tale executed exceptionally by actor Sylvia Keays…superbly written by Paul Gilchrist ....fun, thought-provoking and insightful." Theatre Junkies

“Sylvia Keays is a brilliant performer ….a moving, consistent and quality performance that is a joy to watch…. The script is playful, witty and poetic throughout ….. thoroughly entertaining” FringeReview

"One of those little treasures of a play that fills your glass with optimism, spills a bit with the laughs, and finds truth."  Canberra Times

“The show has a very smooth tone, sitting happily between wistfully melancholic narrative and a stand-up routine…. actual wine tasting as part of the show proves a surprisingly effective way of involving us in the story.” 
Time Out

“a well crafted, tasty piece of small, intense theatre that ponders some deeply philosophical questions…. delivered engagingly by Sylvia Keays” The Adelaide Advertiser

“a classy sensory experience…. a passionate and considered performance” Adelaide Theatre Guide

“another little gem from the strange narrative mind of Paul Gilchrist ….an engaging blend of slightly nutty and melancholic memoir, delivered in charming style by Sylvia Keays” The 5th Wall

"exceptionally well crafted....Keay's performance is such that it's as if she owned the words, as if she wrote them; I can't imagine a stronger affinity between writer and actor."  
Crikey

"At times heart wrenching, but mostly heart warming and hilarious, this was a brilliantly written show that held me captive from start to end. Sylvia Keays was absolutely adorable."  
TheAUReview 

"a very appealing work of contemporary theatre. Blind Tasting works well with its combination of lyrical writing by Gilchrist and a lovely, well measured and warm performance by Sylvia Keays"  
Sydney Arts Guide

"Raw, forthright and astutely funny.....Keays is a deeply compelling actor, seamlessly transitioning from laughter in one moment to tears in the next." 
Express Media

 

 




 
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