Admissions

5 Mar — 12 Apr 2022

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Starring Kat Stewart (Heisenberg) and William McKenna (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Admissions is a scorching satire that holds a mirror up to privilege and power through the lens of the education system.

Approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval

SEASON EXTENDED! Due to popular demand, Admissions has been extended until 12 April with two new shows on 11 & 12 April now on sale.⁠

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This is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

‘Will undoubtedly count among Melbourne’s best theatrical experiences of 2022.’

Limelight
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

‘A brilliant and biting black comedy.’

The Age
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

‘Director Gary Abrahams wrangles his brilliant cast with complete assurance.’

Time Out

ABOUT THE SHOW

Starring Kat Stewart (Heisenberg) alongside Heidi Arena (Born Yesterday), Simon Maiden (A View from the Bridge), William McKenna (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Deidre Rubenstein (Shakespeare in Love), Admissions is a scorching satire that holds a mirror up to privilege and power through the lens of the education system. Winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play, it’s both deliberately provocative and caustically funny as it takes a subversive side-swipe at hypocritical good intentions.

Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of admissions at an exclusive high school; her husband Bill is the principal. They are passionately committed to increasing the number of students at the school from culturally and linguistically varied backgrounds, and they’re starting to see results. But when their son’s application to Yale is deferred, it sets in motion a chain of events that will test their convictions to the very core.

Directed by Gary Abrahams, who previously won acclaim with Joshua Harmon’s hit play Bad Jews, Admissions is a biting comedy that asks audiences to question just how far they are willing to go to see the change they want in the world.


Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. concordtheatricals.com.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 26 March at 2pm
Tuesday 29 March at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour
by Vision Australia
Saturday 26 March, before the 2pm performance
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 2 April at 2pm
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Heidi Arena

Ginnie Peters

Artwork for Simon Maiden

Simon Maiden

Bill Mason

William McKenna

William McKenna

Charlie Luther Mason

Deidre Rubenstein

Deidre Rubenstein

Roberta

Kat Stewart

Kat Stewart

Sherri Rosen-Mason

Gary Abrahams

Gary Abrahams

Director

Artwork for Jacob Battista

Jacob Battista

Set Designer

Artwork for Kat Chan

Kat Chan

Costume Designer

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Amelia Lever-Davidson

Lighting Designer

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James Henry

Composer

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Daniel Nixon

Sound Designer

Matt Furlani

Matt Furlani

Voice & Dialect Coach

Artwork for Alonso Pineda

Alonso Pineda

Assistant Director

The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006