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A fast-paced Australian comedy with hilarious characters

Rockdale's Guild Theatre is kicking-off their stellar 2019 program with Daylight Saving, Australian playwright Nick Enright's fast-paced comedy about love, loneliness, food and rigours of managing a temperamental tennis star.

Directed by Lyn Lee and starring a fabulously talented cast, Daylight Saving will run for a strictly limited season at The Guild Theatre. Tickets are now on sale.

Written by one of Australia's most esteemed playwrights, Daylight Saving features hilarious characters and situations that only the great Nick Enright (Cloud Street, The Boy From Oz, Blackrock) can create!

Enter the beautiful Pittwater home of Tom and Felicity on the night daylight saving ends - 1989. They seem to have it all. She, a successful Sydney restaurant and he the jet setting life that goes with mentoring an international tennis star. However, Tom's next departure sees the sudden visit of Felicity's old boyfriend and infidelity is on the cards. Romantic plans go hilariously haywire when a string of unexpected visitors drop by but will that old flame still be rekindled?

Director Lyn Lee is a NIDA graduate and teacher with a long career in professional theatre. Lyn is also the wife of a tennis coach and has personal insight into the world of tennis mentorship.

Rosemary Ghazi playing Felicity is treading the boards for the third time at The Guild. She played Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Gabriella in Boeing Boeing in 2017. Rosemary believes audiences will appreciate the fun, light-hearted nature of Daylight Saving.

Tye Byrnes plays Felicity's workaholic husband Tom. Tye is looking forward to his first Guild production and believes audiences will get a kick out of seeing a previously pre-occupied husband suddenly confronted with a would-be interloper.

Haki Pepo Olu Crisden is Josh Felicity's old flame from her school exchange year in the USA in 1969. Audiences will remember Haki playing the dual roles of Theseus and Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Haki is looking forward to playing a romantic who attempts to play out his fantasy in real life.

Brayden Palmer is playing the hilarious role of Jason the international tennis icon who can't keep himself out of the newspapers for both his victories and his tantrums.

Deidre Campbell plays Bunty, Felicity's confident but perennially unaware mother.

Susan Stapleton takes a break from directing in recent years (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Boeing Boeing) and returns to the Guild stage as Stephanie the neighbour from hell.

Daylight Saving is set to delight all theatre lovers this summer!


Performances will run from February 15 to March 9 2019 - choose from the following sessions:

  • Friday 15 February 8 pm

  • Saturday 16 February 2 pm

  • Sunday 17 February 2 pm

  • Wednesday 20 February 8 pm

  • Friday 22 February 8 pm

  • Saturday 23 February 2 pm

  • Sunday 24 February 2 pm

  • Wednesday 27 February 8 pm

  • Friday 1 March 8 pm

  • Saturday 2 March 2 pm

  • Sunday 3 March 2 pm

  • Wednesday 6 March 8 pm

  • Friday 8 March 8 pm

  • Saturday 9 March 2 pm

  • Saturday 9 March 8 pm
  • Tickets are priced from $20 to $25 and include refreshments and program.

    Secure your tickets today at or call 9521 6358


    The Guild is located right beside Rockdale train station. With a great range of local eateries nearby, you can do dinner and a show!

    For more information on the theatre company and ticketing options, please visit or follow

    Note: Please note the above images were taken at a rehearsal.

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    When: February 15 March 9, 2018
    Phone: Phone Bookings 9521 6358
    Where: The Guild Theatre, Walz Street, Rockdale, New South Wales 2216
    Cost: Adults $25 / Concessions $20 / Theatre Parties (20 people or more) $20 / Special prices for Wednesday Nights contact bookings.
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