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Talkhouse Productions in association with Darlo Drama presents Robert Allan's An Ordinary Person.

A distinctly Australian story exploring the paradox of violent victims. 

Inspired by an Australian High Court case which spurred lawmakers to rewrite self-defence laws, An Ordinary Person is a dark comedy that tackles the raw issues of victim identity and abuse through the lens of the characters’ relationships.


When a meeting between characters struggling with unresolved trauma and suppressed sexuality ends in violence and death, the audience is invited to become social juror and decide: should a victim get away with murder?


Directed by Romney Hamilton

With Andrew Ash, Katie Bell, Jacqueline Gibson, Justin Mason and Vanessa Rowe

14-23 May 2021 at Darlo Drama Theatre, Level 1, 16-18 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst 

***As per NSW Government COVID restrictions, face masks are mandatory for all audience members at the 14, 15 and 16 May shows.***


This production has been licensed through the Australian Script Centre.

Director: Romney Hamilton


Romney is an actor, voice over artist, director, very proud owner of Darlo Drama and yoga teacher. Romney has a passion for sharing her love of theatre with her students and is driven to work on pieces that are moving, edgy and make an audience ask questions long after they have left the theatre.


An acting graduate of ACTT and her most recent theatre credits include; 'Lady Macbeth' in Macbeth - The Installation, ‘Rose’ in Scarecrow, which she won Suzy Goes Sees “Top 5 Best Supporting Actors for 2018” (Deadfly productions), ‘Paulina’ in The Winters Tale (Secret House), Pisanio' in Cymbeline (Secret House), ‘Ros’ in Henna Night (Mercury) ‘Alice Flack’ in That Eye, The Sky (New Theatre).


Recent directing credits include 100 Reasons for War by Tom Holloway, Welcome to the Moon & Other plays by John Patrick Shanley and assistant director on The Jungle presented by Darlo Drama in 2018.


Romney has been a proud member of Equity since 2015.

Playwright: Robert Allan


Robert began playwriting in 2009. His full length plays include, Through a Beaded Lash (2015) at the Depot Theatre,  An Ordinary Person (2013) at the Old Fitz, and The Complete Package (2011) at SITCO in Newtown. Robert's short plays, Serenity (2011) and Something to do with Toads (2010) were produced by Short & Sweet (Sydney). Robert studied playwriting at Griffin Theatre and NIDA Open, and has a degree in Theatre Studies and Psychology from the University of NSW. 

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