We would like you to join us for dinner and a performance of an entertaining thriller and Australian premiere of the award-winning French play ‘DIPLOMACY’ by Cyril Gély on Thursday 19 April 2018 at the Ensemble Theatre.

This brand new translation by Julie Rose has been commissioned by the Ensemble Theatre. The stellar cast includes John Bell (the General) and John Gaden (the Swedish Consul General) with Jennifer Hagan and James Lugton. As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does ‘then only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on the 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Cholitz to abandon his plan.


Date: Thursday 19 April 2018 – Time – 6.15pm for 6.30pm
Dinner: Bayly’s Bistro- 2 Courses (please advise any dietary requirements)
Guest Speaker at dinner by one of the production team
Play: 8.15pm (running time 90 mins no interval)
Ensemble Theatre 78 McDougall Street Kirribilli
Drinks after the play with cast members.
Tickets: $115.00 (Includes dinner and play) / $65.00 (play only)
It is essential to book your tickets by 10 December 2017 as this play is already sold out.


Ms. Carol Martin- SB&W Foundation Suite 10, 20 Young Street Neutral Bay NSW 2018
Phone: 9955 5444 / Email: office@sbwfoundation.com