Mark Colvin’s Kidney

Date(s) - 25 Mar 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Belvoir Street Theatre

GoTheatrical! app captioned performance on Saturday, 25 March 2017 at 2pm
Booking Details:
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A premiere Australian play based on actual events, showing just how startling real-life can be.

Mary-Ellen Field is a successful Australian business consultant in London – until she’s accused of betraying the secrets of her clients to the press. Her life comes crashing down, and she starts to wonder if she’s losing her mind. Then it emerges that her phone was being illegally tapped by reporters, and she sets out on a campaign to restore her reputation.

But along the way, her ideas of redemption change – she’s been interviewed by a journalist on the other side of the world, and his story puts everything into a new perspective.

In plays like Gwen in Purgatory and Holding The Man, Tommy Murphy keeps finding these unlikely great theatrical figures, andMary-Ellen Field is no exception. I’ve become really enamoured of Mary-Ellen’s bizarre heroic quality and her optimism, it’s surprising, it’s original. And to have this part played by Sarah Peirse – she’s so charismatic, whipsmart. When you see Sarah get the taste of a role, it’s thrilling to watch. – Eamon

Mark Colvin’s Kidney was co-commissioned with Playwriting Australia. It has been supported by Macquarie Group employees and the Macquarie Group Foundation under its staff support policy.


Peter Carroll
Kit Esuruoso
John Howard
Sarah Peirse
Christopher Stollery
Helen Thomson


Writer Tommy Murphy
Director David Berthold
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Costume Designer Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Projection Design Vexran Productions
Movement Director Scott Witt
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Keiren Smith

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