Seymour’s annual Reginald program presents great performances from some of Australia’s leading small and independent arts companies all in the intimate surrounds of the Reginald Theatre.


The 2017 Reginald Season began with a new production of The Trouble with Harry (16 Feb – 3 Mar) by Lachlan Philpott, presented by Seymour Centre in partnership with Siren Theatre and Mardi Gras. The Trouble with Harry re-imagined the true case of Eugenia Falleni AKA Harry Crawford, a father, husband and alleged murderer that scandalised 1920s Sydney exploring ideas of gender, perversion and complicity.


There are few Australian plays in recent times that have been marked equally by great success and controversy as Nick Enright’s Blackrock (9 – 25 March). This Australian classic was popular with both students and our general public audiences.


Our resident company, Sport for Jove Theatre, are back in 2017 with a number of fabulous productions, including a collaboration with She Said Theatre, Fallen (5 – 22 April). Inspired by the history of Urania Cottage, a home for “fallen” women founded by Charles Dickens, this imaginative new Australian work asks what happens when the promise of a clean slate is built on the suppression of the past.


Featuring as part of the 2017 Reginald Season in September, The Nether (13 Sep – 7 Oct) by Jennifer Haley is one of the most provocative plays in recent times. An intricate crime drama and a haunting thriller set in the not too distant future, The Nether follows an investigation into the complicated morality of identity in the digital world.


To end our Reginald Season for 2017 is Howard Barker’s No End of Blame (11 – 28 October) – a sublimely playful, dangerous and pertinent political masterpiece. Presented by Sport for Jove Theatre, this brutal and savagely funny play could not be more relevant to our modern world and its new brand of war, journalism and self-expression.


The Reginald Season is proudly supported by the SBW Foundation.