"In 2013, NUTS spent more money on our minor shows, but with higher production values and higher returns both fiscally and in audience numbers. Our shows had an average capacity of 90% for 2013 – a great achievement which can be attributed to selecting good shows and selecting great teams.
There was an implementation of a marking rubric for proposals, committee organised regular meetings, won $1000 for attendance of the Arc AGM, fostered greater partnerships with local theatre such as NIDA and CPL, increased social events and created a functional and navigable website.
Overall, we finished the year with a significant profit, we’ve had great events, great shows, and hopefully most people had a great time."
- NUTS 2013 President Crystal Moran
Productions and Events
Domestic: Going Nuts
Domestic is a series of short plays written, directed and performed in the space of 2 weeks. This year, in celebration of reinstating an old favourite logo, NUTS is ‘Going Nuts’ for Domestic. What an awesome way to welcome everyone to the Nuthouse for 2013!
Produced by Matt Todd & Miriam Clarke
The Real Inspector Hound
Written by Tom Stoppard
Follow the exploits of an inferiority ridden critic and his lecherous partner as they dissect the world of the theatre, and then jump through the hole they've just made. A one Act play portraying a three Act play, it will (hopefully) have you in stitches by the end.
Produced by Brittany Richardson
Directed by Nicholas Sykes
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
A Musical Comedy about America, where any kid can grow up to be president and any kid can grow up to be his killer.
In a hilarious exploration the dark side of the American experience, this musical presents us with the idea that these would-be Assassins simply want what everybody else wants: the right to fulfil their dreams.
Having been described as bold, original, surreal, disturbing, thought-provoking and alarmingly funny, Assassins is possibly one of the most controversial musicals to come out of Broadway.
Produced by George Lazaris
Directed by Ryan Fogwell
Musical Director: Harry Collins
Written by Patrick Marber
"You should try lying sometime, it's the currency of the world!"
The play is four strangers who meet, fall in love, and tear each other apart. The two couples take you on an emotional roller-coaster through their trials and tribulations amongst each other in the face of sex, desire, fidelity, love and the need to be loved, and of course, the most painful part of any relationship, the truth.
Produced by Rachel Morton and Nicholas Sykes
Directed by James 'Rusty' Russell and Aidan Bryant
Written by Arthur Miller
When young women are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the town of Salem is gripped by accusations of witchcraft. In a community paralysed by fear and religious extremism, recrimination and greed take a deadly hold.
Produced by Chetan Sahai
Directed by Shannan Ely
Lyrics and Music by Mel Brooks
This hit Broadway show, written by the incomparable Mel Brooks, tells the story of the sleazy, scheming producer Max Bialystock and his hapless accountant Leo Bloom as they conjure up a cunning plan - with a few simple steps, and the right musical, they could make more money putting on a flop rather than a hit. After all, it's just showbiz - but are they getting in too deep?
With showstopping numbers and a cast of Nazis, randy old ladies, and all sorts of people that "Keep it Gay", and including a cast of UNSW's most talented actors, singers and dancers, this comedic masterpiece is not to be missed!
Produced by Andrew Elstone
Directed by Elizabeth Stern
Written by Bernard Beckett
Love Story is a funny and insightful look on relationships. The play comes straight from the hand of celebrated NZ author Bernard Beckett.
When your watching, you can never really tell what is real and what is not. Who is performing, and who is telling the truth?
Directed by Jonny Hurn
Assistant Directed / Produced by Miriam Clarke
A Woman of No Importance
Written by Oscar Wilde
In Oscar Wilde's 'A Woman of No Importance', the upper classes have gathered for a weekend house party at Lady Hunstanton's country estate. The wildly attractive Lord Illingworth is free to show off his seduction skills. The ladies, including the young American, Hester Worsley, must hide their lust for him. When it's announced that Gerald Arbuthnot has been appointed as Illingworth's secretary, his mother's scandalous secret threatens to ruin her son's success.
This play is a testimony to Wilde's wit and proficient depiction of English upper class society, and will no doubt be a fantastic production to end the year for NUTS.
Directed By Matt Todd
Produced By Andrew Elstone