Lambert House Enterprises who gave Sydney so many acclaimed productions in the last two years (Jasper Jones, The Credeaux Canvas, Shape of Things, Fag/Stag, The One Day of the Year and Three Winters Green) are delighted to announce – during the current Sydney lock down – a special Zoom reading of Nick Enright’s classic play: ST JAMES INFIRMARY.

The one-off performance performed on Zoom, Saturday 21 August at 7.30pm, stars many of the last two years’ brightest young talents including Rachel Marley, Samson Alston, Tom Kelly and Callum Slater, joined by veterans Norah George and Matt Young and narrated by Samuel Welsh 

Says producer-director Les Solomon: “The Actors Benevolent Fund is doing amazing work right now through this long and difficult period for actors, helping those out of work or those stood down by the lockdown. So an evening to benefit this wonderful organisation seems very appropriate.” 

The evening is sponsored by that equally great supporter of the arts and actors – the Seaborn, Broughton, Walford (SBW) Foundation.

Nick Enright’s play – which was performedin the mid-1990s first by NIDA,then the Q theatre, then both the Sydney and Melbourne Theatre companies – is a story of a young teenage firebrand obsessed with Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Trapped in the confines of a Catholic school hospital infirmary, his friendship with the new matron and a dedicated priest draw out a deeply affecting story. 

Nick Enright’s St James Infirmary: Streamed Live Saturday August 21ST at 7.30PM
All tickets $15   Bookings through  

Featured image : The poster image for the late Nick Enright’s St James Infirmary.