Presented in association with the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

“I’m lesbian, he’s a fag, we’re in show business, we’re a perfect couple”

Mitchell is an actor, a rising star and firmly in the closet. Diane is his wildly ambitious, take-no-prisoners agent and awards-night beard. Alex and his girlfriend Ellen are two young hustlers on the make.

Late one night, on a business trip to New York, Mitch calls for a rent boy and Alex turns up. Two worlds and four lives collide. Within days, Mitch is declaring he’s in love and planning to ‘come out’ while Diane is desperately trying to prevent him committing what she sees as career suicide.

This bitingly funny tale of sexual ambiguity, immoral values and the pursuit of happiness lifts the lid on Hollywood double standards and the lengths people will go to achieve fame and fortune. Yet underneath the comedy is a moving portrayal of people yearning to connect.

“Deliciously good fun.” The New York Post


Creative team

Director Alice Livingstone Associate Director Emma Louise Set Designer Tom Bannerman Lighting Designer Louise Mason Costume Designer Famke Visser Sound Designer Michael Huxley Production Manager/Stage Manager Jo Jewitt


Sarah Aubrey, Madeline Beukers,

Brett Rogers, Charles Upton

Dates & Times

Previews Tue 7 & Wed 8 Feb, 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Final performance: parade day, Sat 4 March 2pm

TICKET prices

Full $35 * Concessions, Groups (6+) $30 * Mardi Gras Members $25 * New Theatre Members $22 * Previews, Student Rush, Thrifty Thursdays $20


“Lots of laughs … Extraordinarily precise and delicious scenes of comedy that ensure entertainment value … A fun show that asks questions about our values” Suzy Goes See

“A  finely crafted confluence of script, direction, performance and design … Clever, entertaining, energetic and engaging” Australian Stage

“A deliciously biting comedy … Fierce and fantastic … A strong and sassy production where all the elements come together seamlessly” Theatre Now

“If you are a lover of rapid fire witticisms, frequent bon mots or bitchily wry observations you are in for a treat … A delicious entertainment” Sydney Arts Guide

“A very entertaining production, one not to miss” The Buzz From Sydney

“A sweet/bitter pill and wickedly clever … Recommended” Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary

“A tale of emotional rollercoasters and razor-sharp, barbed satire … Absolutely scintillating theatre” Oz Baby Boomers

“Alice Livingstone’s production is great fun and her cast plays the humour beautifully. Sarah Aubrey as the cynical agent is terrific. Brett Rogers and Charles Upton play the two lovers with real charm. Madeline Beukers creates a lovable, laughable, lost soul”  Theatre Red

“The production is heartfelt and doesn’t shy away from the harsher realities … A fabulously fun night … It packs a punch and you’ll have a ball” Upstaged Reviews

“A classy offering for this year’s Mardi Gras festival … Sharp, witty writing … A confident, well cast production” SX News

Photos © Bob Seary

Main image © Sergey Fatin/123rf