The Gigli Concert | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
  • Darlinghurst Theatre Company and O'Punksky's Theatre present
  • 4 Apr - 4 May 2014
  • $30 - $43

The Gigli Concert

By Tom Murphy

JPW King is a quack psychiatrist caught between the demands of Mona his mistress, Helen, the unattainable love of his life, and an insatiable taste for vodka. For King, the recurring question is how to get through each day. Then a mysterious Irishman walks into his office wanting to sing like the great Italian tenor, Beniamino Gigli...


Photos by Frank Farrugia and Wendy McDougall

O'Punksky's Theatre (The Seafarer) return to the Darlinghurst Theatre Company stage with one of the great Irish plays of the last century. The Gigli Concert is a fiercely satirical and beautifully crafted play about the endurance of the human spirit and our ability to achieve the impossible.

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The Gigli Concert

By Tom Murphy


Director John O'Hare
Set Designer Gordon Burns
Costume Designer Alison Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Tony Youlden
Stage and Production Manager Erin Harvey
Assistant Stage Manager Emily Baker
Producers Patrick Dickson and Vaike Neeme 


Patrick Dickson as JPW King
Kim Lewis as Mona
Maeliosa Stafford as The Irishman

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The Gigli Concert

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“Stafford and Dickson are masterful" John Shand

“this is a polished, multi-levelled production distinguished by two first class performances” ArtsHub

“Dickson's performance…is a touching tour de force” Stage Noise

“Stafford brings with him extraordinary presence, and a brilliant sense of theatricality” Suzy Goes See

“It would be hard to find a better production of this play in Australia. The direction by John O’Hare is sharp and makes the most of the dark humour of the script. The final scene is faultless” Stage Whispers

“Both [Dickson and Stafford] are flawless in the roles and have an undeniable chemistry between them” Daily Telegraph

“this is quality, thought provoking theatre. Go see it for yourself.”
Theatre Red


“One of the greatest Irish plays of the century.” The Irish Times

“This play is about music and the healing power of music. It is about human relationships; about the fragility and the endurance of the human spirit.” The Independent

"I was transported by three of the most mesmerising, galvanising and totally convincing performances I've ever seen.. no better theatre in Sydney all year." Sun Herald (O'Punksky's Theatre, 2003)

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The Gigli Concert

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Performance Dates

  • Previews: 4 - 6 Apr
  • Season: 9 Apr - 4 May

Performance Times

  • Tue - Sat at 7pm
  • Sun at 5pm
  • Sat Matinees: 26 Apr & 3 May at 2pm

Post Show Q&A

  • Wed 16 April 

    Join O'Punksky's Theatre founders John O’Hare, Patrick Dickson and Maeliosa Stafford for a chat about their 20+ years of independent theatre-making. MC Kim Lewis

Performance Details

  • Duration: 3 hrs (including interval)
  • This show contains strong language and adult themes.


  • Adult $43
  • Conc/Groups (8+) $38
  • Industry* $35
  • Under 30*/Preview $30 

*Available for performances on Tue, Wed & Thu only

A $2 booking fee applies per ticket for online and phone bookings



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