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Theatrical Productions

The New College Communities celebrate the theatrical talents of their residents both on and off stage, and provide opportunities for newcomers to try their hand at new skills.


New College has staged a major dramatic production almost every year since 1989. The New College play is entirely student directed, produced and acted. They are amazing shows, with dedicated tech, costume, props, make-up, set, backstage, front of house and publicity teams. Residents have performed all manner of plays: serious, comedic, classic and modern.

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Past Productions

Year Title Director(s) Producers(s)


Away – Michael Gow Sue McCallum Sue McCallum


The Real Thing – Tom Stoppard Craig Johnston Tom Beer


Undiscovered Country – Tom Stoppard Danielle Hosking & Sarah Swainston Jane Buttsworth


A Hard God – Peter Kenna (not produced)    


Inside the Island – Louis Nowra Erin Mascord & Debra Lacey Emily FitzSimons


Summer of the Aliens – Louis Nowra Dimity Harris & Sally Bruce Jennifer Burge & David Kelso


Money and Friends – David Williamson Diana Snape & Anna Maroulis (Assistant) Nicholas Thomas
1996 Rumours – Neil Simon Sarah Adeney Toby Winton-Brown & Penny Fogarty
1997 Pass the Butler – Eric Idle Peter Butchatsky & Sarah Adeney Renee Jeffery, Justin Clunas & John Quinn
1998 Cosi – Louis Nowra Renee Jeffery Anneke Dessens & Linda Lee
1999 Accidental Death of an Anarchist – Dario Fo Simon Prendergast Samantha Mackay & Sharon Wilson
2000 Dead White Males – David Williamson Matthew Francis Stuart Donaldson & Kirsty Bryant
2001 The Popular Mechanicals – Keith Robinson & Tony Taylor Kylie Evennett & Kirsten Lamb Stephen Catchpole
2002 How the Other Half Loves – Alan Ayckbourn Emma Elliot & Frances Voon Jordan Wightman
2003 Away – Michael Gow Tessa Endelman & Alana Fagan Sindy Cole & Tom Fisher
2004 The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde Chantelle Doyle & Anna Pankhurst Kate Bassett & Rosie Da Costa
2005 The Real Inspector Hound – Tom Stoppard Amy Morrison & Melanie Noble Sam Wills & Sophie Arnold
2007 A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare Rachel Ellis & Stephen Hodgson Jacqueline Geraghty & Claire Lawley
2008 Cosi – Louis Nowra Kate Chiofalo & Roger Merzian Sarah Eglinton & Chao Qiao
2010 Noises Off – Michael Frayn Edward Reeve & Sumer Dayal Joshua Chakravarty & Daniel Foong
2012 Leave it to Psmith – P.G. Wodehouse Adam Teusner & Brittany Richardson Jordan Stewart & Matthew Cork
2014 Rumours – Neil Simon Andrew Jolly & Divya Vankataraman Anna Fernon & Raman Kaur
2016 The Man Who Came to Dinner – George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart Mirren McGuire & Joshua Green Annabelle Thorne & Henry O’Callaghan
2017 A Servant of Two Masters – Carlo Goldoni Benjamin Spratt & Mirren McGuire Stephanie Frewin & Stephen Melhuish
2019 The Crucible – Arthur Miller Ebony Jolliffe & Sam Ellery Belinda Parry & Mitchell Roberts
2021 The Great Gatsby - Simon Levy Charles Lowe & Idhika Sahi Chloe Bobbin & Jessie Du
2023 The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde Sasha Forrest & Isaac Learson Emily Holford, Jemima Schirmer & Ela Yohannan


Since 2006, New Collegians have been putting on a musical almost biennially. Just like the plays, these are incredible productions, with lots of opportunities to get involved on-stage or off-stage.

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Past Productions

Year Title Director(s) Producer(s) Music & Choral Director(s)
2006 The Pirates of Penzance – Arthur Sullivan & W.S. Gilbert Emily Appleton & Jeremy Provan John Williams & Elisse Zarimis

Scott James (Musical)

Matthew Frazer (Choral)
2009 Kiss Me Kate – Cole Porter Sam Hile & Sarah Perkins Damon Booth & Grace Tomlin Luke Iredale
2011 I Love You Because – Joshua Salzman & Ryan Cunningham Crystal Moran & Edward Reeve Belinda Williams & Thomas Ness Mark Gilmour
2013 Little Shop of Horrors – Alan Menken & Howard Ashman Chloe Oastler & Libby Hatcher Andrew Hay & Laura Butterworth Callum Agnew
2015 Lucky Stiff – Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Samuel Kellahan & Lauren Sullivan Madeline Hopkins & Scarlett Stemler

Dominic Bower & John Raineri (Band Directors)

Simon Grace & Tash Atkins (Vocal Managers)
2018 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – Frank Loesser Hannah Boardman & Amy Chang Kate Hobbs & Mimi Rosenbaum

Bethany Stewart

2022 Into the Woods – Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine Aidan Forrest, Joey Ellery & Joshua Clift Charlie Lowe & Mia Schirmer

Joshua Clift


Every year since 1970, New Collegians have written, directed, produced and performed in a completely original Revue. It is the longest running annual revue at UNSW. New College Revues offer an amusing and satirical look at the the key events and personalities of the year both in College and in wider society. These shows are a diverse collection of skits, longer dramatic items, musical performances, dances and original short films. In addition to the on-stage performers, the New College Revue needs plenty of residents for tech, backstage, set design, make-up, front of house, publicity, band direction, choreography, script writing and more.

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Past Productions

Year Title Director(s) Producer(s)
1970 Garden Night    
1971 Garden Night  Garry Warner  
1972 Garden Night  Daniel Kwok  
1973 Let's Join In  Peter Bloomfield  
1974 Really New Phil Grouse & Paul Robinson  
1975 Malam Lagu Dan Taridra Bill Barwick  


What’s New? David Brown Grant Lockart


And Now For Something Completely New Mark Darby Jeff Barnes
1978 Oh No! Not New Again! Anthony Leece & Philip Campbell Chris McKeith
1979 Brand New Revue Karen Abbott & Bronwyn Partridge Ian Bailey
1980 And Now for the News Anne Boulton & Sue Burton Philip Campbell & Bruce Wannan
1981 Shaming of the New Tessa Scrine & David McDonald  
1982 Queen’s Bed Revisited Craig Armstrong & Doug Thost  
1983 Dam Foreign Aids Andrew Fisher & Doug Thost  
1984 Review Milan Voykovic, Michael Huxley & Gillian Tanton  
1985 New Clear Summit Alison Macalpine, Chris Robson & Sherman Young  
1986 Abstinence Boulevard Tim Nelson, Liz Mackson & Adrian Johnson  
1987 A Room Within New   Kim Sides, Lisa Cunial & Warren Armstrong  
1988 A Midsession Night’s Scream Sandra Lim, Tim Nelson & Meredith McClaine  
1989 Great Gnu Graeme Craft, Craig Johnston & Sarah Swainston Stephen Blackburn
1990 New 2: Rabble and Scum Peter Sholl, Andrew Nixon & Genevieve Ahrens Jay Quince
1991 Excuse Me, Madam, But I Think Your Dog’s About to Cry Jane Buttsworth, Philip Crossfield & Harry Turner Don Kesby
1992 Unknown Greg Litchfield, Roderick Chapman & David England Unknown
1993 Newrosis Alistair Schuback, John Ahrens & Timothy Mackney Gina Robinson
1994 Newvana Andrew Ritchie, Nathan Jones, Robert Johnson & Charles Bailey Phillip Nobes & Amanda Kerr
1995 Ecstasi Max Charles Bailey, Greg Fox & Amanda Kerr Warwick Baines & Julie Davis
1996 Innewendo Peter Butchatsky & James Vickery Louise Warner & Rebecca Prince
1997 Newthanasia Ross Fox & Jessica Dempsey James Downie & Daintree Peters
1998 Club New Ninety-Eight (CNN8) Cameron Rees & Helen Forster Joanna Shulman, Sam Wolfe & Renee Jeffery
1999 Renewssance Edward Gomes Hadley White
2000 Mission: Impossible – NEW Ben Stonehouse Michael Allen
2001 Newlin Rouge Gavin Uncle Ben Lavis & Nick Woolrych
2002 The New Action Hero: In Search of a Prequel Elizabeth Lardie, David Winterton & Michael van Bergen Bonne Eggleston & Alexandra Gillies
2003 Gangs of New College Susannah Frith & Amy Morrison Daniel Morris & Julia Markwell
2004 004: Licence to Thrill Susan Perry & Tom Pryor Kate Andison & Kim Hoa Scruton
2005 Dr New Fiona Goggins & Heather Champion Guy Inder & Brendan Da Costa
2006 Super Average Man – A New Aged Hero Albert Orr & Andrew Fist Sarah Zardawi & Jenny Radford
2007 Apocalypse New Peter Thompson & Thomas Sorrenson Alice Lang & Leigh Cummins
2008 Bad Boys VII: The Streets of Kingsford Edward Kearney & Edward Bird Joshua Yen & Ayesha Karunatillake
2009 Dante’s Office George Davis & Nathan Milham Dhiva Eliezer & Sam Ison
2010 The Basement Rex Cover & Samuel Trotman Michael Riordan, Bridget Oakley & Chris Farley
2011 The Man With the Golden Pun Andrew Hay & Ross Willing Daniel Atkins & Samuel Bates
2012 Rules of the Game Shreosi Deb & Grace Bennet Joel Sercombe & Damien Wang
2013 Clued Inn: The Curious Incident of the Dead Guy in the Bathroom Kenan Milham & James Heydon Lucy McMullen & Rachel Higgisson
2014 Dave. Rowan Thambar & Dominica Roebuck Amelia Bates & Alex McKenzie
2015 Meanwhile Backstage Hayley Morris & Ryan Milham Taylah Reynolds & Michael King
2016 False Hood: A New Nottingham Theodore Jolliffe & Jacqueline Willing Laura Heydon & Kevin Jacob
2017 Kim ‘Anything Is’ Possible Evie Friedrich & Hannah Beiboer Julia Cooper & Grace James
2018 Rare Stuff Zachary Beckton & Lachlan Hamilton Lorna Arkell & Cynthia Loh
2019 Back to the Newture (Alumni Revue) George Davis & Nathan Milham  
2019 The Averagers Andrew Burvill & Samuel Pietsch Maddie Sedgwick, Melody Ranger & Tom Tugwell
2020 The Unforeseen Charlie Lowe & Arthy Mukunthan Paige Sedgwick
2021 Camp Vilitas Audrey Varghese & Andrew van Gelderen Katerina Traini & Jonathan Ellery
2022 The Tamworth Trail Bonnie Ranger & Nathaniel Sharp Anais Grant, Benji Stacey & Maya Halfpenny