18th and 19th Century masterpieces came alive

We reimagined two rarely-performed treasures for modern audiences. We set high standards, respected the creator's original intent and passed on our professional skills. We are inclusive and collegiate by choice.

The beggar's opera

This exciting production of John Gay’s 1728 English opera respected his original vision using new musical arrangements and revised dialogue.

Over 40 performers and musicians entertained audiences of all ages across 8 performances in 2016.

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the yeomen of the guard

This production for FAMS Theatre Company was the genesis of Endangered Productions.

Audiences familiar with the topsy turvy world of Gilbert and Sullivan were introduced to the lush, operatic score of Arthur Sullivan and a darker, unusually dramatic libretto by W. S. Gilbert.

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Trial by jury

The Loosely Woven troupe gave 12 performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta to full or over-flowing houses around NSW.

They tapped "the vibe" at four historic courthouses and had a rollicking reception at the National Folk Festival.

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our approach

Seasoned professionals bring energy and knowhow.


Our productions are respectful interpretations of the creator’s original intention with an eye to contemporary relevance.

We set the highest standards and will engage professional actors and musicians to complement our talented amateurs.

Our past success proves our productions are accessible and enjoyable for modern audiences.

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Newcomers and stalwarts work together


Volunteers are welcome to assist in the numerous tasks necessary to mount our upcoming production of Peer Gynt, including marketing, administration, social media, stage management, sets and costumes.

Our Social Inclusion Program also offers creative opportunities for people with intellectual or physical disabilities, mental health problems or who are socially isolated. You can be part of our valuable community.

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Skill sharing

One of our aims is to pass on skills from experienced to those wanting to learn. We have the veteran talent in performance, stage craft, music, dance, and arts administration in our team.

Our past productions used mentors to develop the skills of new performers and behind-the-scenes helpers. For example, The Beggar’s Opera saw talented singers with little acting experience become assured, convincing on-stage characters.

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Want to join us?

We welcome all kinds of volunteers. There are opportunities for volunteers to learn and share skills our upcoming production of Peer Gynt. We particularly welcome skilled creative, perhaps retired, Super Citizens who are willing to act as mentors.

Our productions will also provide work opportunities for professional musicians, singers, and actors.

We love sponsors.  By becoming a private or corporate sponsor you will contribute to the creation of quality, accessible music theatre in Sydney. Contact us and we will get back to you directly about our upcoming production of Peer Gynt.