In the small Australian town of McGuffin Park, the local council is thrown into disarray when the mayor suddenly resigns a week before the mid-term election, despite being a shoo-in to keep his seat. When a self-proclaimed ‘sovereign citizen’ with an anti-government agenda is revealed as next in line for the top job, two friends step up and announce their rival candidacies. Complicated pasts, a meddling journalist and blackmail rumours push friendships to the limit – can they handle the mess of politics? Or will their friendship crumble under the pressure? Buckle up for a bumpy election ride!
The iconic Aussie documentary RATS IN THE RANKS meets Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN in this brand new comedy about the cut-throat world of politics and media spin. Fresh from the success of BOXING DAY BBQ, Sam O’Sullivan reunites with director Mark Kilmurry for another fast-paced and topical theatrical experience not to be missed.
1hr 30mins (no interval)
October 18th, 2024
November 23rd, 2024
Recommended for ages 12+
Just a hop, skip and a jump north of the bridge from the CBD, Ensemble Theatre is situated in a heritage-listed boatshed on the water in Kirribilli.
TRAIN The next stop north after Wynyard Station, take the train to Milsons Point station, exit at Ennis Rd and it’s just a 5 minute walk down Willoughby Street.
FERRY The most scenic way to travel, treat yourself and jump on a ferry from Circular Quay to Milsons Point (a 10 – 15 minute walk) or Kirribilli Wharf (also, a 10 – 15 minute walk).
CAR There’s free (but time-limited) street parking all around the theatre. Please allow ample time to park before your performance or booking at Bayly’s Bistro.
"Skilfully written and deftly directed" (for 2022's BOXING DAY BBQ) Stage Whispers
"Inventive, challenging and ultimately delightful" (for 2022's BOXING DAY BBQ) The Sydney Morning Herald
"Clever, touching, funny and highly recommended" (for 2016's THE BLOCK UNIVERSE (OR SO IT GOES)) Stage Noise
Playwright: Sam O'Sullivan
Director: Mark Kilmurry
Dramaturg: Sarah Odillo Maher
Lighting Designer: Trudy Dalgleish
Stage Manager: Lauren Tulloh
Cast: Eloise Snape, Shan-Ree Tan, Jamie Oxenbould and Lizzie Schebesta
MCGUFFIN PARK runs for 1hr 30mins (no interval).
MCGUFFIN PARK is at the Ensemble Theatre, which is located in Kirribilli, NSW, Australia, 2061.
MCGUFFIN PARK tickets start at $83.
Recommended for ages 12+
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