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SUDS Presents: Behind Closed Doors

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SUDS Presents: Behind Closed Doors

10th April, 12th April & 13th April 2024 


The Cellar Theatre 

What goes on behind closed doors? A secret relationship? Finding the secret ingredient to your neighbour's best recipe? Obsessive fixations? Finally psychoanalysing your enemies? An argument over your girlfriend’s mum being a vampire? 

Slot 3 is our annual show for SUDS newbies, giving them the chance to experience acting or production roles in a low-stakes, supported environment. Each of our original short plays has been written by a talented SUDS member, and directed by those looking to cultivate new talent in our society. We are super proud of our amazing debutants, whose reflections on the theme ‘behind closed doors’ warm our hearts, make us laugh, and challenge us to think. Every night is a different collection of shows, and we encourage you to come and see all of them! 

Content Warning: The pieces in Behind Closed Doors may include violence, sexual references, coarse language, religious imagery, and references to death and suicide. 


(please note that each night of Behind Closed Doors is an entirely different set of plays to the one before, so be sure to double check the line up of pieces for your selected night!)

NIGHT 1: Wednesday, 10th April 2024


written by Eben Mannell

directed by Eben Mannell & Isabel Sargeant

with Sofia Angelini, Coll Burns, Liam Kirk, Eli Reilly & Sierra Russell

content warning for family violence.

Right Place, Wrong Time (2003) - Jessica and Andy have a chat (5/8) | Movieclips

written by James Wily

directed by James Wily & Felix Tonkin

with Callum Stout, Jacob Feng, Claudia Santina Moras & Kiah Nanavanti

The Tell Tale Heart 

written by Robert Hoang

directed by Robert Hoang & Sophie Newby

with Darcey O’Brien, Romain Yborra, Josephine Thierhoff & Avigail Holstein

She’s a Little Cold

written and directed by Zoe Le Marinel 

with Taylor Fair, Claudia Santina Moras & Tara Seymour

NIGHT 2: Friday, 12th April 2024

The Grimm Files 

written and directed by Aidan Hale

with Maeve Ireland Jones, Anna Buell, Hunter Mackenzie, Kannitha Yoandra, James Ferry Toole, Zheng Liang & Malini Perera

A Day in the Life of Instagram 

written by Josephine Lee

directed by Patrick Fuccilli

with Sebastian Mahony, Sophie Wishart, Donysa Tol & Jessica Lee

On Girls and God

written by Alex Butler

directed by Alex Butler & Allysa Minor

with Anastasia Dale, Kate Jones & Genevieve Lane

content warning for references to abortion. 

NIGHT 3: Saturday, 13th April 2024

Like Minded Individuals (or the People you meet in Petersham)

written and directed by Rose Cooke

with Holly Boland, Talisa Lamming & Emily Chen Yu-Ti

Trains and Tulips 

written and directed by Felix Tonkin & Michael Sebastian

with Toby Eastway & Jai Singh Sahota

Tile Tale 

written and directed by Bella Wellstead

with Coll Burns, Jack Fahd, Harry Walker, Annabel Jones & Sara Angelini

The Apple Doesn’t Fall 

written and directed by Jessica Smith

with Tara Seymour


SUDS acknowledges that the University of Sydney and the Cellar Theatre reside on stolen land; the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. As a society that exists to tell stories, it is important to acknowledge that stories were being told on this land for thousands of years before British colonisation. Sovereignty was never ceded – Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land.

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