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Sometimes, the most charitable intentions go awry

Harbour Theatre is proudly presenting a limited season of Charitable Intent, an award-winning drama by David Williamson, Australia's most prolific and awarded playwright. Tickets are now on sale.

Charitable Intent is the third and final play in "the Jack Manning trilogy". It premiered in 2001 and was the winner of the 2002 'Best New Play' at the annual Green Room Awards.

Like Face To Face (2000), A Conversation (2001), Charitable Intent sees Williamson explore community conferencing with merciless black humour.


A new CEO has been appointed to a not-for-profit charity and her modern corporate methods cause conflict with the staid, long-term members of the organisation. The new CEO seems oblivious to the meaningless nature of corporate lingo but somehow seems to have captivated the Chairperson and the Board with her textbook management drivel.

The harmonious operation of the organisation has now become dysfunctional to the extent that the board requires a conflict resolution session, in an attempt to restore balance. The meeting spirals out of control to the extent that there are head-to-head confrontations and workplace bullying becomes obvious.


Directed by renowned community theatre personality Christine Ellis, who has a passion for directing plays that have strong roles for women, Charitable Intent deals with many workplace issues that people may yet face or have faced during their working lives with humour and humanity.

One of the appealing features of the play is the classic soap-opera style nasty central character, who the audience can metaphorically hiss and boo at. In Charitable Intent, the conniving, narcissistic, backstabbing CEO seems oblivious to the chaos she caused. Will the truth be revealed and rescue a workplace in disarray? Don't miss this powerful play that shows the contradictions that erupt as workplace values change.


Charitable Intent comes to Mosman Park Memorial Hall (Camelot Theatre) from 28 September to 7 October. Choose from the following session times:

September 28, 29, 30*, October 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*

Times: Evening shows 7.30pm, *matinees 2pm

Doors open 45 minutes prior to show start time


Tickets are priced as follows: $25.50 Full, $23.50 Conc, $20.50 Student, Groups (10 or more) $20 each

Secure your tickets today through TAZ Tix 9255 3336 or Book Online Here.

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When: September 28th & 29th, October 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th @ 7.30pm with matinees on Sept 30th and October 7th @ 2.00pm
Where: Harbour Theatre, Camelot
16 Lochee St MOSMAN PARK WA 6012
Cost: $25.50/$23.50/$20.50
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