Happy Birthday #10

Countdown to 10 years of bakehouse

2008 June: her holiness, by Justin Fleming & Melvyn Morrow

Dir: Suzanne Millar With: Bernadette Ryan, James Lugton, Alisa Hawkins, Alan Dearth, Tony Stock, Matt Treddinnik, Cat Martin, Megan Thomas, Katherine Shearer, Ben Wood  

At Seymour Centre & Riverside


2009 November: A Land Beyond the River by Justin Fleming ~ a part of the first StoryLines festival

Dir: Suzanne Millar Producer: John Harrison, Suzanne Millar, Dino Dimitriadis With: Elijah Williams, Alex Jalloh, Jarrod Crellin, Andrew Cutcliffe, Harry Flitcroft, Luka Tanfara, Sam Jalloh, Chloe Dunn

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“this exceedingly talented troupe of Aboriginal, African, Asian and Caucasian actors are almost inseparably and insuperably good in their respective roles…" Crikey

2010 November: The History Boys by Alan Bennett

Dir: Suzanne Millar Producer: John Harrison With: Tim Hunter, Claudette Clark, Phil Lye, Andrew O’sullivan, Cheyne Fynn, Con Costi, Stephen Lloyd-Coombs, Oliver Clarke, Leon Joseph, Ben Williams

At NIDA Parade Playhouse

“the real stars of this production are the boys... charismatic and well on their way to becoming fine, accomplished actors” Crikey

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2011 June Coup d’Etat by Justin Fleming

Dir: Suzanne Millar; Producer John Harrison; With: Renee Lim, Shingo Usami, Felino Dolloso, Donald Sword, Cat Martin

At Riverside & NIDA

‘…a fascinating, absorbing play that combines sweeping politics with a powerful human drama…capturing both the epic nature of the political background and the intimate personal relationships…’ Jo Litson, Sunday Telegraph

2012 March: Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman

Dir: Dino Dimitriadis ; Producer: John Harrison; A co-production with apocalypse theatre co

With Michael Cullen, Jarrod Crellin, Rowan Freeman, Sophie Haylen, Richard Hilliar, Daniel Hunter, Jacqui Livingston, Danielle Maas, Alex Nicholas, Katrina Rautenberg, Katherine Shearer, Tim Warden


'This isn’t your usual vanilla theatre...This is a work based upon movement, light, sound and boundless energy and imagination.' Stage Whispers

2012 June: Junction by Justin Fleming, a part of the Storylines Festival

Dir: Suzanne Millar; Producer: John Harrison; With: Guy Simon & Stacey Duckworth

 at NIDA & TRS

“deals with Aboriginal ideas about time, memory, ancestral spirits and respect with profound subtlety and panache…” Lloyd Bradford Syke

2012 June: A Land Beyond the River by Justin Fleming, a part of the StoryLines festival

Dir: Suzanne Millar; Producer: John Harrison; With: Elijah Williams, Alex Jalloh, Kir Deng, Guy Simon, Aileen Huyhn, Jas Simmons. Andrew Cutcliffe, Joshua McElroy, Cheyne Fynn


‘A beautiful thing to watch, a perfect example of a director in tune with a writer’s vision, and dedicated cast, perfectly on point to deliver on that expectation…’ Lisa Thatcher

2012 July: Coup d'Etat by Justin Fleming; a restaging for the StoryLines Festival, and first time working with the fab Monroe Reimers

Dir: Suzanne Millar; Producer: John Harrison; With: Monroe Reimers, Shingo Usami, Renee Lim, Donald Sword, Cat Martin

‘…this fine production, directed by Suzanne Millar, is textured, rich and immediate...bright, fast-paced and colourful" Benjamin Neutze, Aussie Theatre

2012 November: Great Expectations by  Nick Ormerod & Declan Donellan

Dir: John Harrison; Producer: Suzanne Millar; With thanks to critical Stages & ATYP

With:  Alan Dearth; Callum McManis; Cheyne Fynn; Daniel Hunter; Jacki Mison; Jarrod Crellin; Jessica Paterson; Jim McCrudden; Kieran Foster; Patrick Sherwood; Rebecca Saffir; Richard Hilliar; Shannon Ashlyn; Sophie Haylen; Stephen Lloyd Coombs

ATYP Under the Wharf

“Young, lively, and imbued with a feeling of magic...” concrete playground

2013 Sept & Dec: 2Chairs, developed by Suzanne Millar

script by John Harrison & company

Dir: Suzanne Millar; Producer: John Harrison

With: Elijah Williams, Alex Jalloh, Johnson Ngor, Xavier Levins, Claudette Clark, Bron Lim, Amelia Tranter, Joshua McElroy, Alisa Hawkins, Yarri Bangoura, Cheyne Fynn, Akech Deng, Derrick Byimira, Tony Stock

At CRACK Festival & ATYP

In development | a look at language, loss and what it means to call a place home


2013 November: Love Field by Ron Elisha

Dir Michael Dean; Producer: Suzanne Millar; Dramaturg: Dino Dimitriadis

With Lizzie Schebesta & Ben Wood

At TAP Gallery. *And we meet Andrew McMartin... 

“An elegant work with a dignified simplicity...” Suzy Wrong, suzygoessee


2014 June: world premiere of His mother’s voice by Justin Fleming; Dir: Suzanne Millar

With: Renee Lim, Monica Sayers, Harry tseng, Danielle Jackson, Alice Kheovong, Arisa Yura, Angela Tran, Jonathan Surjadi, Isaiah Powell, Felino Dolloso, Michael Gooley, John Goodway

ATYP Selects 2014

“Entrancing. A work of substance and resonance..."  Deborah Jones, The Australian

2014 October: His Dark Materials development

Dir: John Harrison & Michael Dean; Producer: Suzanne Millar; In partnership with ERTH

Cast Amy Green; Amy Scott-Smith; Andrew Den; Cheyne Finn; Christopher Stalley; Dannielle Jackson; Ellen Bailey; Harry Tseng; Jacki Mison; Jim McCrudden; Kieran Foster; Kit Bennett; Lucy Heffernan; Pip Dracakis; Richard Hilliar; Simon Croker; Stephen Lloyd-Coombs


In development | stay tuned

2015 June: The Ishmael club by Bill Garner & Sue Gore

Dir: Suzanne Millar; With: Amy Scott-Smith, Richard Hilliar, Katrina Rautenberg, Jasper Garner Gore

At the old fitz: “These actors are terrific at the best of times, and these are the best of times” the buzz

2015 November: I am we are by the company

Dir: Suzanne Millar; With: the students of Loyola College, Mt Druitt featuring Trishala Sharma

A fundraiser


In November 2015 we gutted level 2, reconfigured and rebuilt the room, and made a theatre. Shout out to Elliott, KX Hotel, Lloyd, Solotel, mandylights, Rich Neville, Shannon and the builders, Michael Dean and the team on Roadkill Confidential who said yes, jumped on board and got the job done. Playing along at home? Its getting busy now...

2016 April: Black Jesus by Anders Lustgarten

Dir: Suzanne Millar; With: Elijah Williams, Belinda Jombwe, Dorian Nkono, Jarrod Crellin, and Alex Jalloh on drums

“This tightly-made production makes for absorbing viewing... ferocious” Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

2016 June: Visiting Hours 0.1 by John Harrison, Con Costi, Mike Costi

For vivid at KX Hotel: Dir: John Harrison & Michael Dean; Producers: Suzanne Millar, John Harrison. Andrew McMartin

With Arisa Yura, Cheyne Fynn, Heather Prowse, Jim McCrudden, Simon Croker, Katherine Shearer, Keiren Brereton, Monica Sayers, Nicole Wineberg, Rebecca Claire Moret, Richard Hilliar, Rose Costi, Sarah Evans, Jacqui Robinson, Joshua McElroy, Yannick Lawry


“Experience immersive theatre done to perfection with bAKEHOUSE Theatre‘s production Visiting Hours. Taking place over five levels of the King’s Cross Hotel, you’ve never seen anything like it before”

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2016 November: The invisible circus, A festival celebrating the work of women, curated by bAKEHOUSE and Siren Theatre

Directors: Kate Gaul, Priscilla Jackman, Cathy Hunt, Suzanne Millar

Producers: Kate Gaul with John Harrison, Suzanne Millar & Heidi Annand

Work: Good with Maps, the Angelica Complex, Tiny Remarkable Bramble

Side shows: the Laden Table, Jatinga, Freefalling

Sponsored by Education & Learning Foundation, Jaipur Asset Management

With: Jane Phegan, Thomas Campbell, Lucy Suze Taylor, Catherine Terracini, Contessa Treffone, Geraldine Viswanathan, Michael Whalley, Kym Vercoe, Naomi Livingstone, Renee Lim, cast of The Laden Table & cast of Jatinga

Season includes art exhibitions, forums, music, open door rehearsals

2017 March: The Laden Table

by Yvonne Perczuk, Nur Alam, Raya Gadir, Chris Hill, Marian Kernahan & Ruth Kliman

Dir: Suzanne Millar; Producer: John Harrison

With Abi Rayment, Alex Chalwell, Donald Sword, Doron Chester, Geoff Sirmai, Gigi Sawires, Jessica Paterson, Justina Ward, Mansoor Noor, Monroe Reimers, Sarah Meacham, Suz Mawer.


“The writing is extraordinary, the direction extremely certain and the performances from all 12 actors convincing and heart felt... At the heart of this play is a great passion. Nothing Australian of similar quality or subject matter has appeared on either the STC or Belvoir stages for some time” Kevin Jackson

2017 June: Jatinga by Purva Naresh and the company.

A bAKEHOUSE commission, a part of the  bACE program in Mumbai, an international partnership

Dir: Suzanne Millar; Producer: John Harrison; Special thanks to: Yael Crishna

With Sapna Bhavnani, Faezeh Jalali, Suz Mawer, Monroe Reimers, Trishala Sharma, Teresa Tate Britten, Karina Bracken, Amrik Tumber, Bali Padda, Sheila Kumar, Claudette Clark.

Made possible with the support of SBW, Education & learning foundation, Jaipur Asset Management, Jarrod Crellin


“An irresistible blend of music, movement, puppetry and arresting performances... For one of our smallest companies to reach out so far beyond themselves to make a difference in the world is remarkable. One of the most ambitious companies in the country” Cassie Tongue, Time Out

2017 November: Night slows down by Philip James Rouse

Dir: Phil Rouse; Producer: Shell McKenzie, John Harrison; With: Andre de Vanny, Danielle King, Johnny Nasser

A bAKEHOUSE / Don’t Look Away co production

“Confronting and compelling” Broadway World

2018 February: VISITING HOURS 2.0

By John Harrison, Com Costi, Mike Costi; Producers: John Harrison, Andrew McMartin, Suzanne Millar

With: Arisa Yura, Cheyne Fynn, Derbail Kinsella, Elijah Williams, Emma White, Heather Prowse, Jasper Garner Gore, Jim McCrudden, Joshua McElroy, Katherine Shearer, Keiren Brereton, Kianah Marlena, Laura Djanegara, Mansoor Noor, Monica Sayers, Nicole Wineberg, Rebecca Claire Moret, Richard Hilliar, Rose Costi, Sarah Evans, Sheila Kumar, Suz Mawer, Tara Clark, Tom McCracken, Yannick Lawry

“first-rate...sublimely beautiful in performance, lighting and sound design" - Ben Neutze, Time Out

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16 June: 10 years almost to the day since the first bAKEHOUSE show. And it’s the dream team: Justin writing, John producing & Suzanne directing...

2018 June: DRESDEN by Justin Fleming

Dir: Suzanne Millar; Producer John Harrison

With: Yalin Ozucelik, Jeremy Waters, Renee Lim, Ben Wood, Tom Campbell, Dorje Swallow