This House is Mine by Milk Crate Theatre | Darlinghurst Theatre Company
  • Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents a Milk Crate Theatre production
  • 12 Mar - 22 Mar 2015
  • $30 - $45

This House is Mine

By Maree Freeman

Tales from out of the ordinary.

Journey through dark and beautiful territory to explore the relationship we have with our most precious possession – our mind. A tapestry of surprising encounters weaves stories of hope, escape and resilience, created and performed by an Ensemble of Artists who have experienced homelessness and social marginalisation.

Photos: 1 by Helen White; 2 - 7 by Patrick Boland.
Featuring: Contessa Treffone, Rach Williams, Fabiola Meza, Chris Barwick, Veronica Flynn, Matthias Nudl and John McDonnell

This House is Mine is a Milk Crate Theatre production presented by Darlinghurst Theatre Company. 

Read more about Milk Crate Theatre on their website.


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Ensemble Artists – Performers:

Chris Barwick

Veronica Flynn

Contessa Treffone 

John McDonnell

Fabiola Meza

Matthias Nudl

Rach Williams

Ensemble Artists – Digital Artists:

Gordon Broomham

Graeme Buttriss

Lisa Griffiths

Kerry Marshall


Asia Redestowicz


Director Paige Rattray

Dramaturg Kip Williams

Dramaturg Goldele Rayment

Video Designer Sean Bacon

Video Artist Sarah Emery

Production and Stage Manager Kevin Ng

Lighting Designer Ross Graham

Sound Designer Tom Hogan

Set and Costume Designer Hugh O’Connor

Creative Producer Kate McBride

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This House is Mine

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"Director Paige Rattray's production is elegantly spare, unfolds smoothly and is strikingly well performed" Sydney Morning Herald

"The work features a cast that excels in bringing to the stage a sense of vulnerability that gives the production an unusual dramatic texture. Performances are all deeply touching, and often thought-provoking" Suzy Goes See

"Must see theatre: powerful, confronting, heartwarming @MilkCrateTheatr production This House is Mine at @darlotheatre"  @jarvanitakis 

"The overriding emotion here is hope: hope for change and for a better future" Time Out 

"Absorbing, exciting, interesting, funny and shocking theatre" Stage Noise

"Milk Crate Theatre tells real stories: brutal and beautiful by turn" ★ ★ ★ ★
The Guardian

"Both lovely and confronting theatre" Concrete Playground

"Magnificently life that empowers not only the theatre makers but the audience by enlightening through entertainment and by reminding us of the honest dignity we all have in common" Sydney Arts Guide

"Powerful when people tell their story, especially when they're voices we don't often get to hear 1st hand #ThisHouseIsMine"  @wordsread

“An absorbing, poignant piece with laughter, tears and tenderness as well as darkness and brutality, and it speaks with a great sense of shared humanity” Jo Litson: Scene and Heard


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This House is Mine

By Maree Freeman

Performance Dates

  • Preview: 12 March
  • Season: 14 - 22 March

Performance Times

  • Wed - Sat: 8pm
  • Sun: 5pm
  • Wed Matinee: 18 March, 1pm

Production Information

Download This House is Mine event program (PDF)

Run time: 75 minutes, no interval

Post-show discussion - 22 March

Breaking the Cycle: Why does homelessness still exist?

Join Milk Crate Theatre and St James Ethics Centre for a panel discussion to explore how we, as a community, move forward to break the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage. Moderated by Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre with panelists Katherine McKernan, CEO of Homelessness NSW; Ronni Khan, CEO of Ozharvest; Steven Persson, CEO of The Big Issue; Toby Hall Group CEO of St Vincent's Health Australia and Milk Crate Theatre Ensemble artists. 

Sun 22 March, 7 - 8pm


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

*Available for performances on Wed & Thu only

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

Tickets to This House is Mine are not available as part of our 2015 subscription packages

Content Warning

This production includes content that may be distressing to some viewers including depictions of psychosis, domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and depression, and strong coarse language. It is recommended the performance be viewed by audiences 16 years and older.

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