In Development


In Development

A coming of age story. A family get together. A time capsule.

Forty-two years ago St Marys was the inspiration for a Rock Musical. The show explored what it meant to be a young person in the area, and went on to travel to theatres in Bankstown and Haymarket. Working with young people, seniors, local artists and Q Theatre alumni, we’re hosting a get together. There will be music, performance and discussion all hosted in St Marys. Performances and events will range in duration and can be mixed and matched to suit your schedule.

St Marys Kid is produced in partnership between Q Theatre and Penrith City Council’s Community & Cultural Development team. It kicks off a multi-year project in the St Marys community that seeks to amplify existing local arts and culture and build bridges between generations living in the area.

Acknowledgements: ‘St Marys Kid’ was originally created by Kevin Bennett, David Mason-Cox and Max Iffland. Cast included Greg Apps, Doreen Warbruton, Chris Rannaste, Frank Lippovic, Terry CArlan, Leanne Kerr, Pat Parker & Kven Bennett WITH Pam Donnellan, Tracy Gledhill, Ann Grossman, Angela Monteleone, Tracey Moore, Fiona Press, Francene Reddan, Pam Rinner, Sue Ruck, Katrina Samuel, Sonja Stranden, Mark Dulger, Stephen Cunningham, Noel Evans, David Hoey, Robert Jenkins, Drew Keating, Colin McDonal, Stephen Moore, Chris Smith, Robert Tompsett, Phil Walcott, John Walker & Bradley Warnemide. Direction by Max Iffland, design by Anthony Babbicci, musical direction by Kevin Bennett & Robert Mason-Cox, choreography by Andrea Kelland & Fae Casham, stage direction by Trevor Connell. The sound technician was Nick Knezevic, state manager was Ian Bretiner, assistant stage managers were Peter Douglas, Walter Martinelli, Cheryl Pike, Thomas King and Robert Jones. Set construction was by Anthony Babbicci, Ken Graham, Leone Sharp and Ann Grossman. Photography was by Trevor Connell. Drums and percussion were Gary Habgood, guitars were Richards Evans & Kevin Bennett, horns and percussion were Richard Greenber and bass was David Mason-Cox. St Marys Kid was first produced by Q Theatre in association with The Youth Theatre Workshop in January 1977 and was developed as part of the first Festival of Sydney.

Tickets for St Marys Kid will be released a little closer to the event dates.

If you’d like to be notified when they’re available, please send and an email to and we’ll keep you up to date.

Artist Callout: St Marys Kid

Applications close 22 February 2020

Q Theatre is holding auditions for up to 10 young artists (18 – 26) to take part in the 2020 ‘St Marys Kid’ Young Artist Ensemble. This is a skills development project that results in a public outcome. The show will be presented on the 15 & 16 of May in St Marys (venue and time TBC).



In Development

A love story. A bite to eat. A portable theatre project.

There’s a park in Kingswood. It’s not far from the station. It’s the sort of park with a swing set and shops across the road. There’s more to this park than meets the eye though. Take a second look.

Hosted around the Q Theatre caravan and in partnership with Penrith City Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Team, People in the Park is a two-week program of performance and cultural activities. There’s food, workshops and a love story written by Tasnim Hossain inspired by the Village Café Project. You can expect an intimate experience of theatre under the stars. We’re hoping the weather is just right, but will have back-ups if it’s looking over-cast.

Tickets for People in the Park will be released a little closer to the event dates.

If you’d like to be notified when they’re available, please send and an email to and we’ll keep you up to date.