The Herbal Bed


by Peter Whelan
for The New Theatre March 2009

Design by Renee Mulder
Lighting by Matthew Tunchon & Joshua Emanuel

With Keith Agius, Rick Cosnett, Jamie Irvine, David Kirkham, David McLaughlin, Fiona Pepper and Gemma Yates-Round

Photography by Bob Seary

On The Herbal Bed

“With a uniformly fine cast and some excellent, inventive direction by Sarah Giles (who similarly impressed with her graduating piece at NIDA late last year), the calibre of this production would not seem out of place at Belvoir Street or Wharf 1.” AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE

“Director Sarah Giles shows how fine dramatic results can be obtained from a small budget and a lot of grossly underpaid talent. All seven actors look their parts and play them well, on a set of such austere simplicity it seems natural, even though we see through non-existent walls to the faces and attitudes of characters absent from the scene.” TIME OUT

“New Theatre’s production of The Herbal Bed, directed by recent NIDA graduate and new Affiliate Director at Griffin Theatre, Sarah Giles, brings Susannah’s story to life in innovative and compelling style.” OZ BABY BOOMERS