The Venetian Twins

A Musical Comedy
By Nick Enright and Terence Clark
Based on the play by Carlo Goldoni


13 November – 15 December 2012


The iconic Aussie musical returns!

Slapstick comedy, broad farce and vaudeville collide in this inventive and irreverent musical adaptation of Carlo Goldoni’s 18th century commedia dell’arte classic.

Identical twin brothers – one sophisticated, the other naive – turn up at the same time in the same town (located somewhere in the region of Goondiwindi) unaware of each other’s presence. Mayhem ensues, but the youthful heroes prevail, the pompous spoilsports get their comeuppance, true love wins out and everything resolves happily in the end.

Bursting with knockabout larrikin humour, rollicking song and dance numbers, inspired clowning, a touch of whimsy and a sexy darkness, an evening with THE VENETIAN TWINS is a deliciously naughty way to end the year.



Director Mackenzie Steele
Musical Director  Mark Chamberlain
Set Designer Sean Minahan
Lighting Designer Matt Marshall
Costume Designer Alice Morgan

Choreographer Matt Young
Dramaturg Dom Mercer
Production Manager Kai Raisbeck
Stage Managers Jo Jewitt, Julian Dibley-Hall
Assistant Director Lara Kerestes
Assistant Musical Director Andy Peterson
Production Assistant Brittany Jones
Design Assistants Burju Nuhoglu, Antonio Sergi
Lighting Assistant Matt Osborne

Stephen Anderson, Marisa-Clare Berzins, Debra Bryan , Meagan Caratti, Peter Flett,Jay James-Moody, Zac Jardine, Andy Johnston, Dean Vince

Daniel Bale, Daniele Buatti, Andrew Cousins, Sally Cousins, Andrew Kennedy, Rosie Marks-Smith, Jim McNally, Haven Tso, Chris Upton

Wed – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm

Full $30  |  Concession $25  | Groups (10+) $25  | Previews (13 & 14 November @ 8pm) $15
“Pay What You Can” Sunday 18 November @ 5pm  | Student Rush $17

115 minutes, including interval 


Everyone, including the audience, is having fun. But this doesn’t happen without strong direction and a talented and experienced cast.” Stage Whispers

“Absolutely, positively, splendiferously entertaining … a really wonderful piece of theatre … I loved it sick. It is riotous and joyous and one of the funniest things I’ve seen this year.” Theatre From the Back Seat

“A magnificent revival.” Sydney Arts Guide

“This production is a real hoot. With wonderful actors, fantastic direction, and a brilliant creative team, the entire show was a fast-paced pleasure ride.” Lisa Thatcher

“Joyous, delightful and fabulous fun! … Bubbles over with laughter and song. The whole cast is superb and the evening is a real treat for both the eyes and ears.” Theatre Red

“Plays up the absurd, leaving the audience in stitches” Four stars! Time Out

Photos © Bob Seary