The Mystery of Love & Sex

By Bathsheba Doran, award winning playwright and writer of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Showtime’s Masters of Sex comes a tender and funny story about love in all its forms, and that blurry space between friendship, romance and erotic desire. Charlotte loves Jonny, but lately she’s been loving Claire. Jonny loves Charlotte, but lately he’s been having casual sex with men. Charlotte’s parents Lucinda and Howard try not to judge, but they just can’t help themselves.

The Mystery of Love and Sex is also about families; the family we are born into and the family we create. It’s about our ability to keep secrets and the challenges and rewards of finding your own path.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the Australian premiere of The Mystery of Love & Sex, directed by leading director Anthony Skuse and featuring a wonderful cast including Deborah Galanos, Thuso Lekwape, Nicholas Papademetriou and Contessa Treffone.

Darlinghurst Theatre Company are very happy that their longstanding, 20-year strong commitment to the gay community and the Mardi Gras Festival continues in 2017 with a piece that will celebrate and speak to both the lesbian and gay audience.



Cast (pictured above)

Deborah Galanos
Thuso Lekwape
Nicholas Papademetriou
Contessa Treffone


Director: Anthony Skuse
Production Designer: Emma Vine
Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson
Sound Designer: Alistair Wallace
Stage Manager: Rebecca Poulter
Voice Coach: Linda Nicholls-Gidley

Eternity Playhouse: 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst

Previews: 10 – 12 February
Season: 15 February – 12 March

Performance Times

Tues – Sat: 7.30pm
Sun: 5pm
Sat matinees: 4 & 11 March at 3pm
Duration: Approx 2 hours (with interval)
*No evening performance Sat 4 March

Tickets and Information / 02 8356 9987

Ticket Prices
Standard $54, Concession $44, Groups (8+) $44, Industry* $38, Under 30* $38, Previews $38
*Available Tue, Wed & Thu only

Q&A’s with cast and director, Anthony Skuse: Sun 19 February and Sun 5 March, after 5pm show