Szeps steps onto the Riverside stage, April

Henri Szeps
Henri Szeps in Wish I'd Said That

Australian theatre icon Henri Szeps brings his latest one-man show Wish I’d Said That to the Riverside Theatre for four performances only.

At times touching and hilarious, Wish I’d Said That is the story of Joe Bleakley – a ‘retired’ actor who reached for the stars, but never got much further than mediocrity. After arriving at the Foggadieu Retirement Village, Joe decides to stage a performance for the other residents and puts together a selection of his favourite speeches from some of the great roles he never got to play.

“Joe Bleakley has never been centre stage. This tale is about a man looking back on his life, with his regrets and joys, and tiny glimpses of understanding, and yet he has irrepressible hope”, said Henri Szeps.

“This is the third one-man show I’ve written and the fifth I’ve performed. It really does contain stuff I wish I’d said. It’s full of wonderful jokes, wonderful songs and great speeches.”

Throughout the course of the show, the audience are treated to excerpts from King LearTeahouse of the August Moon, and nuggets of wisdom from Neil Simon, Eugene O’Neill and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Wish I’d Said That as part of More Shows on the Side

Opens at the Riverside Theatres on April 2

Monday 2 April at 7.30pm, Tuesday 3 April at 7.30pm, Wednesday 4 April at 1pm & 7.30pm

Adult $47, Conc $42, 30&U $37, 16&U F/T Students $30

Riverside Theatres Box Office on 8839 3399 or


For a sneak peek of the show, check out the clip below


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).

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