David Williamson's 'The Big Time' opens at the Ensemble
Congratulations to David Williamson whose play The Big Time opened at the Ensemble Theatre last week.
The Big Time follows Celia and Vicki who were best friends at drama school, but the game of life has dealt them very different hands. Celia is a high profile soap star, while Vicki is scraping by in gritty, critically acclaimed roles in independent theatre. When Vicki proposes they collaborate on an ambitious new film project, it could be a big opportunity for both of them. But are Vicki’s motives as well-intentioned as they seem, or will jealousy rear its ugly head?
Critics have been quick to praise the production.
Art’s Hub gave it 4 and a half stars, saying “Williamson delivers yet another hilarious and incisive theatrical experience.”
Stage Whispers calls it “One of his best in recent years”
Sydney Morning Herald calls it “A snakes-and-ladders game of shattered dreams, backs for climbing on or stabbing, glints of inspiration and reward"
Stage Noise calls it “Distinctively Williamson…a wry and unsentimental vision of the kinds of people the playwright has observed over the past five decades.“
David Williamson’s The Big Time closes on the 16th of March. You can purchase tickets here, but get in quick as many performances are already sold out.