Harbour Theatre Presents...

Managing Carmen

By David Williamson
Director: Ann Speicher

EVENING @ 7:30pm
March 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29 & 30

Mar 24 & 31

Managing Carmen


TAZ Entertainment
  08 9255 3336

A$25.50 Full
A$23.50 Concession
A$20.50 F/T Student/child <15 yrs
NOTE: Ticket fees apply
At arrival to the theatre please present yourself to the Harbour Theatre Box Office
There are NO REFUNDS and Harbour Theatre reserve the right to sell any unclaimed tickets or reservations not collected prior to curtain up

Harbour Theatre is proud to kick off their exciting 2019 season with MANAGING CARMEN, written by David Williamson, one of Australia's best-known dramatists and playwrights.

This fun-filled and fast moving play is brought to the stage by talented director Ann Speicher and features an exceptional cast of local actors.

MANAGING CARMEN is the tale of Brent Lyall, who at the age 24 years old has everything. He is a dual Brownlow medallist and a sports god AFL star. However, he also has a secret which could not only ruin his career but put at risk lucrative advertising endorsement deals for the prestigious footy club.

When Lyall's hyperactive and hysterical manager finds out that in his spare time Brent likes to cross-dress, he goes into damage control with hilarious results. Add a sleazy sports journo hell-bent on digging up the dirt on Brent and damaging the famous clubs image, a manufactured ex-hooker girlfriend and a performance coach doing her utmost to help the conflicted star and you have Williamson's high energy witty play about football as business entertainment.

MANAGING CARMEN is thought-provoking and timely entertainment, highlighted with hilarious and poignant multi-layered characters. Williamson's notes he was inspired by "...managers behaving badly. All they seem to want is to maximise the dollars they can get out of their champions before they are too old and have to retire, so it's a matter of cramming in as many endorsements as they can." (Source: "Sport, Money and Cross-dressing - David Williamson discusses his new play" By Emma Wynne, ABC Radio Perth)

PLEASE NOTE: This production contains Adult Themes

CAST (in order of appearance):
Brent Lyall: Declan Waters
Clara Salope: Stacey Broomhead
Rohan Swift: Gordon Park
Jess Giordano: Jess Lally
Max Oldfield: Jarrod Buttery
Geoff: Brian Mahoney
Extras: Charlotte Weber, Solonje Burns

Stage Manager: Charlotte Weber
Assistant Stage Manager: Brian Mahoney
Backstage Crew: Solonje Burns
Set Design: Peter Kirkwood, Ann Speicherx
Set Construction: Brian Mahoney, Matt Cuccovia, Grace Hitchin, David Eggleston, Jim Davies, Phil Redding, Kit Leake
Set Painting: Brian Mahoney, Grace Hitchin, David Eggleston, Phil Redding
Set Artwork: Melissa Bassett
Wardrobe: Ann Speicher and cast
Makeup: Solonje Burns
Lighting Design & Rigger: Rob Tagliaferri
Lighting Operator: Jane Sherwood, Callum Hunter
Sound Design & Operator: Vanessa Gudgeon
Video Production & Editing: Guido Nigri
Publicity: Nicola Bond
Poster & Programme: Docuprint Fremantle
Bookings: TAZTix
Box Office: Grace Hitchin, Nicola Bond, Kirstie Francis, Katherine English, Jo Sterkenburg
Photography: Guido Nigri
Front-of-House Board: Docuprint Fremantle
Front-of-House Manager: Phil Redding
Front-of-House: Members of Harbour Theatre


Mosman Park Memorial Hall (Camelot Theatre)
16 Lochee Street (cnr Solomon St)

A copy of the venue seating plan can be downloaded from here


EVENING: March 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29 & 30
Commencing at 7:30pm SHARP

MATINEE: March 24 & 31
Commencing at 2:00pm SHARP

NOTE: Doors open 40 minutes prior


  08 9255 3336

  08 9255 3336
NOTE: Harbour Theatre Members can now book directly through TAZTix via phone or email (include "Harbour Theatre Member Booking" in the email subject line). Please state your Harbour Theatre Membership Number at the time of booking. Ticket fees DO NOT apply for Harbour Theatre Members, however if also booking for friends payment will need to be made at the time of booking.

In Mosman Park and wanting to see a high quality community theatre product?
Then drop on by the theatre, however, we cannot guarantee availability on the night.
We accept CASH only at the door.

Coming up in 2019

By Tom Wells
Directed by Grace Hitchin
May 24-Jun 2