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MR BAILEY'S MINDER at Ensemble Theatre


Kirribilli, NSW
Stage legend John Gaden plays Leo Bailey in Debra Oswald’s poignant and funny play about what it takes to forgive and let go.


John Gaden returns to the Ensemble stage. In 2018 he performed alongside John Bell in Ensemble’s production of DIPLOMACY, now the national treasure and one of Australia’s greatest artists plays Leo Bailey in Debra Oswald’s poignant and funny play about what it takes to forgive and let go.

Leo has been ravaged by years of alcohol abuse, self-loathing and indulgent misbehaviour, and now needs round-the-clock care. Enter Therese, fresh out of prison and down to her last option, who takes up the challenge as Leo’s carer. Therese is determined to succeed – even if it means going head-to-head with Mr. Bailey.

Bristling with sharp humour and beautiful complexities, MR BAILEY’S MINDER is a bold reminder that underneath the brittle veneer, there are rich layers of human experience to unearth and discover.

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★★★★1/2 “Led by a superb cast, there is much warmth and heart in this latest revival, offering bouts of laughter and moments for plenty of tears” - Theatre Thoughts

★★★★ “Mr Bailey’s Minder and his laughter and tears make for one of the most popular Australian plays of this era and deservedly so” - Stage Noise

“...full of wit and sharp observation” - Limelight

“...more than worthy of this revival because it plumbs considerable depths in the relationship between artistry and humanity, and between baseness and forgiveness” - Sydney Morning Herald

Playwright: Debra Oswald

Director: Damien Ryan

Assistant Director: Margaret Thanos

Set & Costume Designer: Soham Apte

Lighting Designer: Morgan Moroney

Composer & Sound Designer: Daryl Wallis

Intimacy, Movement & Fight Director: Scott Witt

Stage Manager: Lauren Tulloh

Costume Supervisor: Renata Beslik

Costume Art Finisher: Sasha Wisniowski

Cast: John Gaden AO, Rachel Gordon, Albert Mwangi and Claudia Ware

Run time

2hrs 20mins (incl. interval)

Start date

July 28th, 2023

End date

September 2nd, 2023


Ensemble Theatre


Recommended for ages 14+


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