New Theatre Company and New Show for Sydney

Margi De Ferranti, Geraldine Turner, Katrina Retallick, Meredith O’Reilly and Caitlin Berry – all fierce and fabulous performers in their own right – will join together this winter for the Sydney Premiere of Ruthless! The Musical.

Producer Alistair Thomson and director Lisa Freshwater have a new independent theatre company, The Theatre Division, which will produce the Sydney Premiere season of Ruthless! playing an exclusive three-week season from 20 June to 5 July 2014 as part of The 2014 Reginald Season at The Seymour Centre.

Katrina Retallick.
Katrina Retallick.

The Theatre Division is an emerging independent theatre company established in 2014 by producer Thomson and Freshwater to develop, produce and tour popular, innovative live entertainment.

Productions will range from intimate solo shows and regional tours to concerts and large-scale theatrical productions.

The Theatre Division is the culmination of Thomson and Freshwater’s creative partnership that has seen the production of the charity concerts Raise the Roof! and Hats Off! as well as the Launchpad cabaret seasons.

Freshwater directed the new Australian musicals Every Single Saturday and Life Force and Thomson produced the Sydney premiere of Follies.

Sydney, it’s an exciting time to be interested in musical theatre. For more information on the new company, visit

Ruthless! will play from Thursday 19 June – Saturday 5 July at the Seymour Centre.


Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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