A Life in the theatre will star Akos Armont (left) and John Gaden (centre) and be directed by Helen Dallimore (right)

Performers John Gaden and Akos Armont and director Helen Dallimore bring their formidable talent and wealth of ‘life in the theatre’ experience to bear in David Mamet’s modern classic play and comedy.

 A Life in the Theatre is David Mamet’s love letter to theatre and takes us backstage and into a world where etiquette rules, cues must not be missed and costume changes are fast and furious.

Stage veteran Robert and young up-start John are struggling to share a dressing room and the spotlight as they perform roles from the sublime to the completely ridiculous. Between playing earnest Russian gentry, shipwrecked marines and lifesaving surgeons the two performers negotiate their backstage lives. Robert sees himself as a mentor to the younger actor, but John’s star is rising, the critics love him and he has little time for Robert’s old school advice.

A Life in the Theatre pays homage to those who choose an actor’s life. Between murderous critics, lifeless audiences and having to reapply for your job with every audition, it’s not a life choice for the faint hearted.


Playing at: Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
 Fri 4, Sat 5 & Sun 6 November 2016
 Wed 9 November – Sun 4 December 2016

Performers Akos Armont and John Gaden

Creatives Director: Helen Dallimore, Production Designer: Hugh O’Connor, Sound Designer: Jed Silver, Lighting Designer: Christopher Page, Stage Manager: Amy Morcom, Assistant Stage Managers: Angela Atkinson and Sunil Chandra

Tickets and information: / 02 8356 9987
Ticket prices: 
Standard $49, Concession $42, Groups (8+) $42, Industry* $38, Under 30* $35, Preview $35 (*available Tue, Wed & Thu only)
Q&A’s with cast and facilitated by director, Helen Dallimore: 
Sun 13 November (after 5pm show) and Saturday 3rd December (after 3pm show)