• Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents
  • 4 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
  • $30 - $45

Ride & Fourplay

By Jane Bodie

Two acutely observed and richly human one-act plays that delve into the heart of modern relationships.

In Ride, two strangers wake up in bed together, naked and hung over, with no idea how they got there. Through hazily reconstructed memories, they begin to make sense of what may – or may not – have happened between them.


Photo 1 by Helen White
Photos 2-3 Ride by Robert Catto
Photos 4-7 Fourplay by Robert Catto

Fourplay is a serendipitous story about four city dwellers finding intimacy, friendship and love in unlikely places.

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Ride & Fourplay

By Jane Bodie


Tom O’Sullivan
Emma Palmer

Aaron Glenane
Tom O’Sullivan
Emma Palmer
Gabrielle Scawthorn

Creative Team

Director Anthony Skuse
Production Designer Hugh O'Connor
Lighting Designer Christopher Page 
Sound Designer Alistair Wallace


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Ride & Fourplay

By Jane Bodie


“Both plays are funny and entertaining in that irresistibly awkward rom-com way, but there’s a deeper interrogation of these human relationship buzzing along just below the surface.” Daily Review 

“Bodie’s characters are confidently and naturalistically drawn, and with direction from Skuse – who manages to mix compassion and empathy with genuine tension – the two pieces are lively, compelling, and exciting” Time Out

"This double-bill is faultless. Director Anthony Skuse and crew have delivered a theatrical treat to Sydney...The set is dramatic, the scripts are relevant, the performances are genuine. This is the best serious theatre I've seen in Sydney this year. ★★★★1/2 The Music 

"Beautifully powerful...heavily emotive and smartly written work. ★★★★ The Brag 

“Glenane steals the show as the awkward Jack, while Scawthorn is excellently vulnerable and searching in portrayal of Alice. O’Sullivan and Palmer also shine brightly in an ensemble setting with a strong script and great direction from Anthony Skuse.” The AU Review

"Bodie's delight in language is lustrous" Australian Stage

"The entire cast was brilliant and breathtaking in their performances" The Buzz from Sydney 


Interview with director Anthony Skuse SX

Interview with Aaron Glenane The Daily Edition [video]

On the Couch with Tom O'Sullivan Australian Arts Review

Interview with Gabrielle Scawthorn North Shore Times

Five questions with Gabrielle Scawthorn and Aaron Glenane Suzy Goes See

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Ride & Fourplay

By Jane Bodie

Performance Dates

  • Previews: 4 - 6 September
  • Season: 9 September - 4 October

Performance Times

  • Tue - Sat: 7.30pm^
  • Sun: 5pm
  • Sat Matinees: 26 Sep & 3 Oct, 2pm^
  • ^Please note earlier performance start times 

Performance Details

Duration: 3 hours, inc 20 minute interval 

This production includes smoke effects and nudity

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  • Standard $45
  • Concession $38
  • Groups (8+) $38
  • Industry* $35
  • Under 30* $30
  • Preview $30

*Available for performances on Tue, Wed & Thu only

A $2 booking fee applies per ticket for online and phone bookings. Subscriptions do not incur a booking fee.


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