writing and producing independent australian theatre
2015 Season

And Now to Bed
March 11 - 22

True tales of love, romance and physical pleasure.

And Now to Bed  is created from the personal sexual experiences of the performers.
They will share stories that are sweet, sexy and seductive.

Our team of extraordinary writers have created tales that cross, connect and entwine
to make a joyfully colourful tapestry, a magical celebration of human sexuality

 Writers: Donna Abela,Sarah Carradine, Margaret Davis, Mark Langham, Melissa Lee Speyer, Con Nats and Katie Pollock

Performers: Paul Armstrong, Shauntelle Benjamin, Erica Brennan, Richard Cornally, Jennie Dibley, Edric Hong and Eleanor Stankiewicz


The reviews are in!

“Each and every crafted monologue was skillfully written, empathetically delivered, interesting, unique and bold. 
This is what true theatre is all about!
… all in all absolutely sublime.… 

with a cast that knocked the ball out of the theatrical park
.… a rich, funny, vibrant edge of your seat show. 

I can not recommend And Now to Bed enough,
you will not be disappointed.”   

Theatre Unzipped

“an exciting process that makes for one of the best nights of theatre on the Sydney calendar…… Highly recommended.”
Lisa Thatcher

"There is beautiful writing… vivid moments…

confident cast of actors who all bring a warm earnestness to what they are willing to share.”
Suzy Go See

"a fantastic show with a collection of stories that are both unique and affecting and highly relatable....
 if And Now to Bed isn’t on your calendar, put it on...
Each performance is a finely tuned microcosm that together, bring some excellent and amusing writing to brilliant life."

"The method is addictive
... And Now to Bed is deeply engaging ranging from funny to poignant to confronting by turn, the different perspectives offered of human sexuality skillfully woven into a revelatory and ultimately reverential whole.....
once again the Subtlenuance team
has delivered a compelling piece of theatre."   
South Sydney Herald

And Now to Bed is a uniformly fine ensemble piece
from both writers and players… it will hopefully prove to be the sleeper hit of the Sydney theatrical season.”


directed by Paul Gilchrist
produced by Daniela Giorgi
assistant director Dominic Bock
sound design Ashley walker
stage manager Tom Massey

For more information about our creative team

And Now to Bed
March 11 - 22
The Theatre
Level 4, Kings Cross Hotel
244 -248 Williams St

Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, Sunday 5pm

Tix: $20 / $15 
Bookings 0481 514 945
(Please note: The 5pm performance on Sunday 22 March is SOLD OUT.)

And Now to Bed
 is the third and final installment 
of our critically acclaimed Table Talk Trilogy:
a thrilling reinvention and rejuvenation 
of the multi-playwright form.

Each installment of the trilogy explores a theme considered taboo,
a topic deemed ‘inappropriate’ for dinner party conversation: 
The Political Hearts of Children explored ‘politics’ 
and High Windows Low Doorways explored ‘religion’. 

And Now to Bed  explores 'sex'.
The first two installments, 
The Political Hearts of Children and High Windows Low Doorways, 
featured some of Sydney’s most exciting emerging and established artists 
and received a remarkable response:
“Stark white walls. Seven scripts. Seven actors. Who needs 'big' theatre, when 'little' theatre can be so blindingly brilliant?” 
Australian Stage Online
“This is a rare find for theatre-hunters, the opening night audience laughing, crying and so privileged to find insight into not one but seven beautiful minds. I’m going back again.”  
5th Wall
The Political Hearts of Children was one of my favourite productions from big or little theatre in 2013. As High Windows Low Doorways used the same immensely successful collaborative approach, I was eager to see this. I was not disappointed: it was brilliant.”  
South Sydney Herald

And later in 2015.......     

The Poor Kitchen
by Daniela Giorgi

“The anarchists are crazy,
But better than the fascists”

Elle unexpectedly inherits an olive farm in Italy.
The neighbours are colourful,
the food is divine,
but as she tucks into het tagliatelle,
she finds herself at the table with the ghosts of a barbarous past.

Photo by Martin Falbisoner 

Praise for previous work by Daniela Giorgi:

"Talc is a well crafted and well acted emotional hour of must-see theatre"
Aussie Theatre

Talc is a work of originality and independence…Giorgi has created two intriguingly complex characters in this astute portrayal of human life and desires”
The Blurb 

“A tightly-written, tautly-performed, visceral piece" 
Australian Stage Online on Talc

"Friday is more than just another political satire - it strikes at the very confused heart of a sleeping democracy"
Lisa Thatcher

"Friday, by Daniela Giorgi, is a cutting satire.. a witty and insightful production. Friday should be mandatory viewing " 
The Buzz from Sydney

"Friday’s structure is exuberantly quick and sharp... The story is told with crystal clarity.... a great night at the theatre." 
Suzy Goes See

The Poor Kitchen
by Daniela Giorgi
August 2015

Chocolate House
by Paul Gilchrist
performed by Sylvia Keays

A philosophical exploration of indulgence. 
A theatrical experiment in tone.
A damn good excuse to eat chocolate.

Part chocolate tasting part performance, 
Chocolate House is witty, moving and just a little bit naughty.

Praise for the team that created the enormously popular Blind Tasting:

"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" 

"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

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

Chocolate House
late 2015
in a host of funky non-traditional venues

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