The Things I Could Never Tell Steven

By Jye Bryant

5 — 14 Nov 2020

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The Things I Could Never Tell Steven

There’s something charismatic and enigmatic about Steven. From his mother, to his wife, father and Ex, they all desperately seek his approval, want his company, want to the one in his life, yet he remains elusive.

This cheeky and delicious musical comedy sees four characters sharing intimate details about their life with Steven, what they want to tell him. A picture of Steven emerges from their longings to be with him. But Steven has his own secrets …

The Things I Could Never Tell Steven, by composer Jye Bryant has been performed around the world. Jye and his talent are currently a Western Sydney secret, that we don’t think will be a secret for much longer.


Thursday 5 November 7:45pm PREVIEW
Friday 6 November  7:45pm PREVIEW
Saturday 7 November 7:45pm
Tuesday 10 November 7:45pm
Wednesday 11 November 7:45pm
Wednesday 11 November 7:45pm Digital Performance 
Thursday 12 November 7:45pm
Friday 13 November 7:45pm
Saturday 14 November 2:15pm
Saturday 14 November 7:45pm

Riverside’s front doors along with performance venue doors will open simultaneously 40 minutes before the show.

We are presenting this show in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: reduced audience capacity with socially-distanced seating; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces; and dedicated COVID Safe Hygiene Marshals.

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It is also important that if you are unwell you stay home, we have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through your exchange and refund options.

We encourage the use of masks to help protect our community.

Cast and Creatives

Playwright and composer
Jye Bryant


Anthea Williams


Helen Dallimore
Adam Rennie
Elenoa Rokobaro
Ian Stenlake


Music Director
Ben Kiehne

Costume + Set Designer
James Browne

Lighting Designer
Verity Hampson

Sound Designer
David Grigg

Creative Futures
Antony Makhlouf


Western Sydney composer/lyricist Jye Bryant’s musical is a wonderful expression of the challenges of human connection and is perfect piece of live theatre for a community emerging from social isolation and challenging communication channels.”  Broadway World Australia

“The Things I Could Never Tell Steven is a must see”. Broadway World Australia

Kiehne takes the score and transforms it with keyboard synth and 80s pop sensibilities. It’s brilliant work.”  “This new setting has also inspired a colour-blocked pleasure of a set (James Browne) and Verity Hampson brings 80s panache to a lighting plot that’s part rainbow, part compass. They bring pockets of joy“. Sydney Morning Herald

“The one act musical set a lively and engaging pace. It had compelling drama, humour and strong songs.” Stage Whispers

Jye Bryant’s celebrated musical is brought to bright, beautiful, technicolor life by Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta