Brave. Gritty. Authentic.

The new brand of independent theatre


Current production


4:48 Psychosis...

Hailed as the young playwright of her generation Sarah Kane lays her soul bare as she disintegrates before you and sheds light on the darkness and struggle of mental illness. The Guardian said of Sarah "Sarah Kane wrote simply and starkly about the world she saw around her... a mature and vividly theatrical response to the pain of living” In her final note to her agent regarding 4:48 Psychosis Sarah Kane wrote "do with it what you will, just remember — writing it killed me".

Containing no characters, stage directions or specified setting 4:48 is as unique as it is harrowing. Poetic, angry, full of love and frustration and darkly humorous this extraordinary work explores parts of the mind very few of us ever experience but from which some can never escape.

Lucy Heffernan
Ella Prince
Zoe Trilsbach

Written by Sarah Kane
Directed by Anthony Skuse
Produced by Workhorse Theatre Company
Set & Costume Design by Jeremy Allen
Lighting Design by Alexander Berlage
Composition & Live Musician: Benjamin Freeman
Stage Management by Genevieve Muratore

Adult: $42.00
Concession*: $35.00
Tuesdays: $30.00
Previews: $30.00

*Concession tickets are available to Seniors, DVA & Student Card Holders and MEAA Equity Members.


DATES & TIMES                                                                                                                                          LOCATION
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:15 PM                                                                                                                         The Old Fitz Theatre
Sunday: 6:30 PM                                                                                                                                            129 Dowling St Woolloomooloo

16 & 17 August

Opening Night
Friday 18 August (invitation only)

60 minutes (no interval)


Collaborating. Growing artistically. Telling the stories.


Founded in 2011, Troy Harrison, Zoe Trilsbach, Nick Bartlett and Katherine Beck began as a group of actors with the same goal in mind; to continue to sharpen our skills on a regular basis. Inspired by a masterclass with U.S acting coach Larry Moss we started a weekly workout with good writers and good scripts. One thing led to another and we took the initiative and started a theatre company with the dream of collaborating and growing artistically, telling the stories we wanted to explore beyond mainstream theatre. As a group of hard-working, dedicated individuals, the name ‘Workhorse’ seemed an appropriate reflection of our work ethic.


Previous productions.

one of the real stunners of the independent scene
— Jo Litson, Scene and Heard
a fiercely good production
— Australian Stage Online
Unless miracles occur for the rest of 2013, The Motherf**ker with the Hat has to be right at the top of the list of best ensembles, best productions and best individual performances we are likely to see in Sydney this year
— Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise
There are, however, two unmissable productions in Sydney at present: Sydney Theatre Company’s Children of the Sun and Workhorse Theatre Company’s revival of it’s 2013 hit The Motherf**ker with the Hat
— Deborah Jones, The Australian

Make independent theatre possible.

Workhorse Theatre Company is an ensemble of hard-working artists committed to inspiring our audience members with risk-taking theatre. Our company cannot survive on box office sales alone. With the assistance of our individual supporters and corporate sponsors, we can continue to create, educate and entertain, ensuring the future of independent theatre in Sydney.

To donate or for information on sponsorship or corporate partnership: please contact us via email admin@workhorsetheatreco.com

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.