Fledgling Theatre Co.


Appropriation: Sydney

Written by Paul Gilchrist
Directed by
Chris Huntly-Turner


Hamlet is dead. What's next?

Appropriation tells the imagined story of Fortinbras, a rash hothead who learns from his politically gifted wife when to wield a sword and when to weave a story. Raw, poetic and darkly funny, the performance is a surgical assault on how we use stories to establish power.

Performance Dates

Previews 12th - 13th April 8pm
East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, Darlinghurst., Sydney
Tickets are $20 and are available here.

Wed 17 Apr 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 20 Apr 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Wed 24 Apr 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Thu 25 Apr 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019, 7:30pm–9:30pm


Studio Blueprint
Level 4, 402/11 Randle Street Surry Hills NSW
Tickets are $25-$30 and are available here.




Chris Huntly-Turner, DIRECTOR

Australian born, Chris completed his actor’s training at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and has worked extensively in theatre in the UK. As a Co-Artisitic Director of Fledgling Theatre Company, Chris has led the development of its new writing program through two development seasons and established two development ensembles – the original London ensemble and the most recent Sydney creative team. He has worked on theatre education programs, directing productions for youth with behavioural issues (gang violence, drug crime, juvenile detention) as well as directorial work for Fledgling Theatre Company in London and numerous short film projects. He has directed the debut double bill of Fledgling Theatre Company’s RATS: Moonshine/Dirt at the Old 505 Theatre in 2016 and most recently directed the Sydney run of Modern Jesus at The Depot Theatre.

Paul Gilchrist, WRITER

Paul is a  writer and director, and the artistic director of subtlenuance. His work has been produced in Sydney, interstate and overseas. The plays he has written and directed include One Way Mirror, 2018; Shut Up And Drive, 2016; All the Difference, 2015; Joan Again, 2014; Cristina in the Cupboard, 2013; Rocket Man, 2013; Blind Tasting, 2012/2013; Lucy Black, 2012; Toy Box, 2011; Life is Impossible, 2010; A Thing of Beauty, 2010; Two Gates, 2010; Catherine at Avignon, 2009; Before the Embrace, 2009; True Times Three, 2008; and Dead Money, 2007.

His play Turning Up was produced by Thrown Together Theatre in 2006. His short play The Danger of Safety featured in Apocalpyse Theatre Company's Asylum in 2015. His play Atlantis was produced at KXT in 2016.

He has also directed Talc by Daniela Giorgi, 2010, and A Quiet Night in Rangoon by Katie Pollock, 2011,

Losing You (Twice) by Kate O'Keeffe, 2017, and TickTickBoom by Melissa Lee Speyer, 2018. He has been the director of several multi-playwright projects, including The Political Hearts of Children, 2013; High Windows Low Doorways, 2014;and And Now To Bed, 2015.



Trained at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, The Actors Assembly & ‘The Mid Summer at Oxford’ (BADA Oxford University). She has been working as an actor and teaching artist in Sydney and NSW.

Theatre Credits include: Twelfth Night (Fingerless theatre Company), Richard III, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Bard on the Beach), Rats (Fledgling Theatre Company), As You Like It (BADA), Three Sisters (BADA), Daylight Saving (Castle Hill Players)  Bendigo Banjo Sails the Day & Where You’d Least Expect (Short & Sweet 2015) and has performed with Underground Cinema Group.

Shelley assistant directed ‘Modern Jesus’ produced by Fledgling Theatre. Shelley is the Artistic Director of SheShakespeare. She produced and directed As You Like It, 2016 and Macbeth, 2017. Shelley is a proud member of MEAA. 

Penny Lemon, PRODUCER

Since completing her BA (Comms) at Notre Dame University and Dip. Shakespearean Performance at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts, Penny has worked in both realms of theatre and film. She has directed multiple productions including Voices on My Head (Zapp Productions) and co-directed Amy Maddison’s The Will, both for the Sydney Fringe Festival. She has worked as a camera assist, DOP and Editor for short film productions such as Hush (Broken Pictures) and recently completed work on a theatrical documentary, Possessions (Escape Artists Theatre Company). She has most recently produced the debut double bill of Fledgling Theatre Company's RATS: Moonshine/Dirt at the Old 505 Theatre in 2016.

Natalie Lines, PRODUCER

Natalie has recently produced Bar’d Work’s sold out season of The Shakesbeer Sessions: Much Ado About Nothing in pubs around Sydney. She is also a writer, and has recently completed her first play The Last Drop (the second is still a work in progress).