Welcome to the Masque

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Welcome to the Masque

Venue Online
Dates 23 August 2020
Category Live Streamed Digital Event

Riverside Theatres Digital
with Genevieve Lemon and Max Lambert

The lockdown has been hard on everyone and award-winning actress Genevieve Lemon (Billy Elliott, The Dressmaker, STC’s Miracle City) has had a lot of time for self-reflection: Am I any good? Am I happy with my lot? Does my bum look big in this (mask)? These and many other burning questions will be examined by Genevieve and legendary composer and musical director Max Lambert (Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony, The Boy From Oz, Miracle City, Darlinghurst Nights) in Welcome to the Masque.  

Mask (n): A covering for all or part of the face

Masque (n): A form of amateur dramatic entertainment, popular among the nobility in 16th- and 17th-century England, which consisted of dancing and acting performed by masked players.

Enjoy with friends or alone, but either way fasten those masks – it’s going to be a bumpy night!

Hair and Make Up By – Lauren Proietti

Please note that this performance may contain some coarse language and adult themes

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Streaming live from Riverside Theatres into your home. This concert will be available once only on YouTube. This concert is a live streamed experience, and will not be available to view online after the event.

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A stage and screen icon, Genevieve was in the London and Sydney seasons of Working Title’s production of Billy Elliot (Helpmann Award, Sydney Theatre Critics Award, Green Room Award).

Genevieve’s numerous theatre credits include, for Ensemble Theatre: Diplomacy, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Tribes, Broken Glass; for Sydney Theatre Company: The Hanging, The Girl Who Saw Everything, Hanging Man, Harbour, Hay Fever, Merrily We Roll Along, Miracle City, Morning Sacrifice, Noises Off, Once In A Lifetime, The Recruit, The Republic of Myopia, Summer Rain, Victory, Summer Rain; for Melbourne Theatre Company: Piaf, Summer of The Seventeenth Doll; for Griffin, The Big Picture; for Belvoir St Theatre: A Taste of Honey, The Blind Giant Is Dancing, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message, Death Of A Salesman and Seventeen.

Genevieve’s television credits include: Frayed, After the Beep, Heartland, Neighbours, Prisoner, Rake, Redfern Now, The Secret River, Three Men and a Baby Grand, Top of the Lake (Equity Ensemble Award) and a special guest start role on Home and Away.

Film credits include: The Dressmaker, Billy’s Holiday, Holy Smoke, The Piano, Soft Fruit, Suburban Mayhem, The Water Diary, Acute Misfortune, Ladies in Black and Sweetie (Australian Film Critics Award).

Genevieve has sung on cabaret stages the world over, and released a live album of her Sydney Opera House concert, Angels in the City. She also performed in many incarnations of The Wharf Revue and shows at the Tilbury Hotel.


Max is a composer and musical director whose theatre credits include work for the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Theatre Companies as well as Sydney Dance Company and The Australian Ballet.
Max has recorded with Kate Ceberano, Wendy Matthews, Grace Knight, Vince Jones, Renee Geyer, Paul Kelly, Iva Davies and Icehouse.

Feature film work includes Happy Feet and The Last Days of Chez Nous and notable musical theatre credits are Hot Shoe Shuffle (which he co-wrote) and The Boy From Oz.

Max was the musical director on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of The XXVII Olympiad, the Commonwealth Games (2002) and the Asian Games (2006). He was Musical Supervisor on Hairspray, Fame, King Kong Live and Strictly Ballroom – the Musical. The revival of Max’s musical Miracle City was a critical success in 2014 and was remounted at the Sydney Opera House. Recently, Max has composed music (with Roger Lock) on the critically acclaimed productions Ladies Day (Griffin), Letters to Lindy (Merrigong), The Literati (Bell/Griffin) and Diving for Pearls (Griffin). His musical Darlinghurst Nights was critically acclaimed following a season at the Hayes Theatre in January 2018.

Welcome to the Masque

The lockdown has been hard on everyone, and award-winning actress Genevieve Lemon has had a lot of time for self-reflection: Am I any good? Am I happy with my lot? Does my bum look big in this (mask)? These and many other burning questions will be examined by Genevieve and legendary composer and musical director Max Lambert.

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