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Off the Record by Chris Aronsten

New Theatre
New Theatre
542 King Street, Newtown NSW 2000

Thursdays to Saturdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm Sundays, 5pm to 7pm Thursday 13 July to Friday 4 August Saturday 5 August from 2pm to 4pm


Adult: $35Concession: $30

World premiere of a new Australian play that examines personal empowerment, systematic corruption and the mechanics of accountability.

“If you’re honest you get locked out. People don’t like you. But what can you do when you know the truth?”

Jenny Gosper is the host of Face to Face a tacky, tabloid-style tv current affairs show. She once had a stellar career as a journalist before suffering a spectacular fall from grace.

Tony Trevelan is the founder and CEO of Embrace International, a high profile aid agency operating in Bangladesh, who is facing accusations of abusing female employees.

Jenny and Tony go way back – and now she has him in the hot seat on her show.

But the interview is a fizzer, and in the aftermath, as the hospitality drinks flow, secrets are revealed, and threats of exposure on both sides turn the situation toxic.

When Jenny has a serious accident, the outcome unexpectedly presents her with a way to finally nail Tony.

Sydney writer Chris Aronsten’s play seeks to examine how we can empower ourselves in the face of systematic corruption and investigates the mechanics of accountability.

Shortlisted for the 2021 Silver Gull Play Award.



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