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Bringing back
the wild 

club house 

Where you go to hang out. Let it swing. 
 
Where you go for a party after dark. To bring back the wild.

Club House is a theatrical brains trust — a collective of crafty and exceptionally naughty theatre artists and friends, led by award-winning actor, Bec Massey. 
 
Club House is where experienced artists go to play together. To mess around and magic up a shiny something out of nothing.
 

Club House Productions. Seriously good times in the theatre. 

  • Club House Productions is a theatrical brains trust led by award-winning actor Bec Massey. Dedicated to seriously good times in the theatre, the Club House collective was conceived as a naughty play space for Australia’s finest theatre artists to create exhilarating, high-quality, irreverent work in an independent and unconstrained environment.

     

    With a small administrative footprint, Club House’s primary focus is the talent and experience of our artists. We keep costs low and all resources flowing directly to our creative team.

     

    Inside the Club House, artists are invited to drive outside their lanes and participate equally in the dramaturgical process. Through play and experimentation, they challenge the distinction between high and low art, crafting wildly entertaining work that confronts the urgent issues of our time.

     

    Design-wise, each production employs our signature ‘minimalist-maximalist’ style: a high-impact theatrical spectacle reliant on brilliant creative problem-solving and agile performers.

     

    Since Club House's inception in 2019 at Belvoir Theatre in Sydney, we’ve gone from strength to strength, cementing our position as an important emerging voice in the Australian theatre landscape.  

     

    In 2022, we made our celebrated debut at the Sydney Festival with David Finnigan’s 44 Sex Acts in One Week.

     

    In 2022, we began the creative development of It’s a Secret! (supported by the Major Festivals Initiative). This large-scale, all-ages romp features some of the country’s brightest creative talent, including director Bruce Gladwin (2022 International Ibsen Award) and choreographer Lucy Guerin AO.

     

    Next year, Club House will also present the third instalment of David Finnigan’s apocalyptic comedy series, Dance Dance Insurrection. Following the smash hit 44 Sex Acts in One Week, this is a devastatingly funny meld of choreography, conspiracy theories, and intergenerational warfare. 

     

    To learn more about what’s happening in the Club House, see our Works.

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week

       

      Steve is a Foley director and composer whose work has soundtracked countless theatre productions, including the raunchy cabaret Blanc De Blanc and Nakkiah Lui’s ground-breaking plays Blackie Blackie Brown and Black is the New White.

       

      In addition to his theatre work, Steve also served as Ricki-Lee Coulter’s music director from 2012–14, and has collaborated with major Australian artists like Megan Washington and Samantha Jade.

    • Colm is a highly-skilled producer who currently serves as the Executive Director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin. He has previously worked for a slew of leading arts organisations, including Force Majeure, Landmark Productions, Druid Theatre and the STC. After producing 44 Sex Acts in One Week for the Sydney Festival, Colm has continued working alongside Bec Massey, offering ongoing artistic support and mentorship. 

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week

       

      Amber is a beloved Australian actor of the stage and screen. Since 2002, she has worked with a host of leading theatre companies including the MTC, Malthouse Theatre, STC, Belvoir, State Theatre Company of SA and Queensland Theatre Company. Her most recent works include the MTC’s North by Northwest and Windmill Theatre’s Girl Asleep.

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week

      Aaron is an accomplished actor, writer and voice-over artist who has worked across theatre, television and film. His credits include STC’s Muriel’s Wedding and No Pay? No Way!, as well as the short films Bamboozled, Incident 42, and Unimaginary, the latter two of which he also directed.

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week

       

      Nancy is a celebrated multidisciplinary artist who has been dancing and performing since the age of three. Since then, she’s gone on to appear in many film, television and theatre roles, including ABC’s Cleverman, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Netflix’s 600 Bottles of Wine and the STC’s Blithe Spirit.

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week

       

      Amellia is a versatile stage manager, technician, and project manager specialising in collaborative, large-scale creative works across various genres and styles.

       

      She has contributed to numerous projects for some of Australia’s premier arts organisations, including the Sydney Opera House, Gordon Frost, Pinchgut Opera, and the Sydney Festival.

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week

       

      Keelan is a sound engineer who blends nature, storytelling, and theatrical sound design. Growing up in the Blue Mountains, his creativity was shaped by his love for the wilderness.

       

      In his theatre work, Keelan uses sound to elevate narratives and transport audiences. He is dedicated to enhancing storytelling through sound and nature, and aims to further explore these elements with every new production and installation.

    • It’s a Secret!

       

      Bruce is the Artistic Director of Back to Back Theatre and one of Australia’s most daring directors and performance makers. He has won numerous accolades for his work, including the prestigious International Ibsen Award, the Edinburgh Festival Herald Angel Critics’ Award, and several Helpmann and Green Room Awards.

    • It’s a Secret!

       

      Lucy is the Artistic Director of the eponymous Lucy Guerin Inc., a contemporary dance company dedicated to ground-breaking work of vision and scale. Her performances include the ambitious NEWRETRO and the experimental PENDULUM, which premiered internationally at the 2021 Venice Biennale. Lucy has received innumerable accolades throughout her career, including a New York Dance and Performance Award, the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, and multiple Green Room, Helpmann, and Australian Dance Awards. In 2016, she was awarded the Australia Council Award and, in 2020, the Order of Australia (OA).

    • It’s a Secret!
       

      Melissa is an acclaimed playwright whose work focuses on collaboration and social equity. Based on Melbourne, her plays include In Cahoots, Who’s Afraid of the Working Class (co-written with Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius and Christos Tsiolkas), and Sweettown, the latter of which received the 1993 Jill Blewitt Playwrights Award.

    • It’s a Secret!

      Rhian is an artist and filmmaker whose career spans theatre, film and dance. A recipient of awards at both SXSW and the Edinburgh Film Festival, Rhian’s work includes the films Better Man Than Me and Shadow, as well as the animated TV series First Responders. 

    • It's a Secret!

       

      Paul is a multi-award-winning lighting designer who brings his innovative style and a passion for new works to stages across the country. He has worked extensively in theatre, opera, dance, and musical theatre, as well as on concerts and live events. 

    • It's a Secret!

       

      Harry is a highly-skilled composer and sound designer whose work includes the films Girl Asleep and A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl, as well as the TV series Beep and Mort. 

    • It’s a Secret!

      Harriet is a costume designer whose inspired works have outfitted numerous dance, theatre, opera and circus productions. Among her most recent works are Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Red Stitch Theatre), The Ring Cycle (Melbourne Opera), and PENDULUM (Lucy Guerin Inc.).

    • It’s a Secret!

       

      Julie is a celebrated theatre artist and a queen of the Australian stage. For decades, she has toured festivals across the globe: from her solo schoolboy performance in Anthill’s Kids’ Stuff to her ensemble work in Belvoir Theatre’s Cloudstreet. Most recently, she shone alongside Hugo Weaving in The President at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

    • It’s a Secret!

       

      Jacek is an internationally-acclaimed musical theatre actor known for his thrilling live performances and unforgettable take on the iconic Roxanne in Baz Luhrmann’s hit movie Moulin Rouge. A skilled vocalist in both English and Polish, Jacek is also the leader of Vulgargrad, the multi-lingual band that melds traditional Russian folk, thieves’ songs, polka, and punk. Outside of music, Jacek has worked across film, television, and theatre, starring in shows like Tidelands and Mustangs FC.

    • It's a Secret!

       

      Vulgargrad’s blend of traditional Russian folk and Perestroika era punk has earned them a cult following in Australia and around the world. The band’s six members sing in Russian, Polish, Yiddish and English, accompanying their diverse lyrics with the contrabass, piano accordion and other eclectic instruments. 

    • It’s a Secret!

       

      Iain is a highly-acclaimed composer, conductor, and director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. He has won numerous awards for his compositions, including the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, APRA/AMC’s Vocal Work of the Year Award (for his opera based on Tim Winton’s The Riders), as well as multiple Helpmann Awards (Cloud Street; Secret River; The Rabbits).

       

      Most recently, Iain wrapped up his 2020–24 tenure as the Artistic Director of the Perth Festival, where his programming highlighted the local Noongar culture and focused on themes of inclusion and belonging. 

    • It’s a Secret!

       

      Catherine is one of Australia’s most recognisable screen actors, having worked on everything from Strictly Ballroom to Rush, Wentworth, Secret Life of Us and the police drama Water Rats. She has amassed many accolades across her decades-long career, including AFI, ASTRA and Green Room awards.

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week

      Kip is a director who uses interactivity to explore the connection between art and the public. His practice is deeply collaborative, drawing on his own multidisciplinary skillset and artists from diverse creative fields. Kip’s works include the immersive space experiences Destination Mars and APOLLO 13: Mission Control, as well as the wildly camp live cooking show Hudson & Halls

    • Dance Dance Insurrection

       

      Yvette is one of Australia’s most sought-after choreographers, with over 20 years’ experience bringing performances to life. She has worked across all genres and industries: from television events (the ARIA and Logie Awards) to theatre productions (In the Heights; American Psycho), and even stadium shows (AFL Grand Final 2021 – 2023). In the world of choreography, Yvette is an unparalleled talent.

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week: The TV Series

       

      Jordan is a multi-award-winning writer, director, and performer whose films have screened at festivals across Australia and the world. His most recent credits include co-writing Justin Dix’s shipwreck horror Blood Vessel and developing the feature project Other People, as part of Impact Australia’s screenwriting incubator. 

    • 44 Sex Acts in One Week: The TV Series

       

      Todd is an intimacy coordinator with over 25 years’ experience performing on stage and screen. His work in intimacy coordination spans film (The Long Track), television (Shortland Street; Raised by Refugees) and theatre (Saving Face; Daddy Ubu).

  • 44 Sex Acts is the ‘highlight of the Brisbane Comedy Festival’
    44 Sex Acts in One Week lands in Canberra this July

    May 2024

    We just smashed a two-week-long stint at this year’s Brisbane Comedy Festival. 
     

    Not only did our fruity, apocalyptic rom-com bring some seriously good times to the Powerhouse theatre, but we were heralded the 'highlight of Brisbane Comedy Festival’ (Scenestr) and one of the 'best performances — a hilarious, heart-warming, subversive, and intelligent show that stood out like a banana in your pocket.' (Stage Whispers) This high praise is a testament to David Finnigan’s hilarious, prescient script, and the sizzling chemistry and comic timing of our cast.
     

    May 2024

    After heating up the Brisbane Comedy Festival, our subversive and fabulously fruity rom-com 44 Sex Acts in One Week is sizzling down to Canberra this July. 
     

    Artistic Director Bec Massey and a delightfully naughty new cast — Amber McMahon, Aaron Tsindos and Nancy Denis — are bringing this ‘hilarious, heart-warming, subversive, and intelligent show’ (Stage Whispers) to the Canberra Theatre Centre for three nights only. 

    Vale Keith Robinson

    May 2024

    We recently farewelled Keith Robinson, a dear friend, extraordinary creative, and one of the founding members of our Club House collective.

  • 2022

    ‘[The] momentum of the theatrical spectacle is stripped bare to its primal beating heart.’ Read article 

    TIME OUT

    ★★★★★

    2022

    ‘An exciting new company.’ Read article

    BROADWAY WORLD

    ★★★★★

    2022

    ‘A brilliant case of creative problem solving.’ Read article

    SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

    ★★★★★

    2022

    AARON BEACH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BELVOIR

    ‘Club House Productions operates as a playground for some of Australia’s finest theatrical artists and as a result creates poignant and quintessentially Australian comedy that is thoroughly enjoyable and accessible to global audiences.’

  • We acknowledge the following organisations for their generous, ongoing support. With their help, Club House is able to achieve our creative and organisational goals.

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