Chesterfield Events

The Deep End | Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel

13 August, 2017

Photo credit: Marnya Rothe

Photo credit: Marnya Rothe

"a public reckoning with the experience of being a young woman & how we place women in crisis" Time Out

DRY LAND by Ruby Rae Spiegel | presented by Outhouse Theatre Co & Mad March Hare

Abortion rights rollback in the United States. Violence and abuse at private clinics. Legislation to decriminalise abortion voted down in the NSW Parliamnt. And in third world nations, lack of access to reproductive choices leads to the subjugation and abuse of women. On Sunday 13 August, following on from the 5pm matinee at KXT - Kings Cross Theatre, come join our panel in conversation about what's at stake in DRY LAND


Bethany Sheehan | founder My Body My Right

Dr Philip Goldstone | Medical Director, Marie Stopes, Australia

Claudia Barrie | Director, DRY LAND

Suzanne Millar (Moderator) | Artistic Director, bAKEHOUSE

Just listen | bAKEHOUSE

19 MARCH, 2017

On Sunday March 19, the audience of bAKEHOUSE's sold-out, critically-acclaimed season of THE LADEN TABLE gathered around for a post show discussion with the cast and crew, as well as a panel of very special guests, to listen to a conversation about the genesis of the play and the issues raised by THE LADEN TABLE.

the panel

Yvonne Percuk & Nur Alam | Writers, The Laden Table

Suzanne Millar | Director, The Laden Table

Nadyat el Gawley | ABC Radio Producer

Donna Jacob-Sife | Together for Humanity

Gerard Hammond | RAN Systems Engineer, Mine Warfare & Clearance

Invisible Circus SIDESHOWS | bAKEHOUSE


Developments, presentations and provocations curated by bAKEHOUSE Co-Artistic Director Suzanne Millar.

THE LADEN TABLE – a produced reading of a brave piece of writing challenging ‘dinner table racism’ played to packed houses over 3 nights at ICE in 2014. With the divisive rhetoric of Trump and the constant surprise of Pauline in public office, this is about as topical as it gets. 

FREEFALLING – early stage development, with a creative team of Renee Lim, Clare Hennessy, Carissa Licciardello and Beverly Callow. We’re still exploring the possibilities of a work that examines a life lived on the outside of normal, with a particular look at diversity and issues of mental health. With just a smackerel of Winnie the Pooh...

JATINGA – an international co-production and part of the broader bACE Mumbai project building relationships between artists in Sydney & Mumbai. Jatinga is a bAKEHOUSE commission highlighting our work in Kamathipura, Mumbai - Asia's oldest and largest red light district. We'll be joined by award-wining Mumbai-based playwright Purva Naresh as part of the bAKEHOUSE Cultural Exchange.

A series of open rehearsals, produced readings, rooftop jazz with Rose Costi & Friends; and 2 special panels Women In The Arts Making a Difference on the Streets featuring Purva Naresh, writers from the Abe's Babes Collective, bAKEHOUSE Artistic Director Suzanne Millar, documentary maker Liz Courtenay and hosted by special guest Mike Coward. 

Visiting Hours | bAKEHOUSE does Vivid

Out of Africa | a conversation with the cast of Black Jesus 


Following the 5pm performance of Black Jesus, this Chesterfield conversation offers audiences a chance to connect with the extraordinary cast of Black Jesus. Gather around the couch to hear their thoughts and reflections on the play, stories of their families' journeys to Australia, and their opinion of the state of play in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Uganda. Afterwards, join our production drummer on stage for a session of traditional music - a celebration of African drumming from those who know it best!

The Great Attractor #1 | March 20

de Quincey Co in partnership with bAKEHOUSE present an evening of collaboration between artists Tess de Quincey, Jim Denley, Amanda Stewart, Vsevolod Vlaskine.

Noli Mi Tangere | March 12

A musical in development, based on Jose Rival's classic novel, with a Filipino-Australian cast. Music by Allan McFadden, book by Peter Fleming.

The Choir of St James| March 6

The heavenly voices of one of Australia's best choirs, up close and personal.

Elegies: A Song Cycle | Mardi Gras

march 1- 3

Presented by LindaSings, the Sydney Premiere of the musical by Tony Award-winning William Finn.

An extraordinary cast of 3 men and 2 women celebrate the lives of family & friends, lovers & pets as well as remembering those lost on September 11, 2001. Always engaging, often hilarious and at times devastating, Finn's songs have a way of intimately connecting with audiences and reminding us of life's infinite joys.

Kin - in development | Mardi Gras

A new play by award-winning playwright Catherine McKinnon, with a post-show discussion panel featuring Paul Capsis.