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Sally played the iconic role of Joanne in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY at 45 Downstairs in 2015 to critical acclaim. COMPANY was produced by Australia's first and only Sondheim repertory company WATCH THIS, the show was sold out for it's entire run in Melbourne & toured regional Victoria in 2016.

CAST: 45 Downstairs 2015

Johanna Allen, Bianca Baykara, Sally Bourne, Gillian Cosgriff, Nathan Carter, Mark Dickinson, Nelson Gardner, Madeleine Mackenzie, Nicole Melloy, John O'Hara, Tim Paige, Sonya Suares, Carina Waye and Nick Simpson-Deeks as Robert

CAST: regional tour 2016

Bianca Baykara, Amy Berrisford, Elise Brennan, Lyall Brooks, Bronte Florian, Sally Bourne, Gillian Cosgriff, Nathan Carter, Mark Dickinson, Nelson Gardner, Andrew Kroenert, John O'Hara, Sonya Suares, Chloe Elisabeth Wilson and Nick Simpson-Deeks as Robert


Some standout performances in Kat Henry’s production include Sally Bourne as the boozy, abrasive, misanthropic and wealthy Joanne, an older woman whose acerbic comments fall like acid rain on any party. 

Kate Herbert, Herald Sun

Sally Bourne is a scintillating Joanne, Bobby’s cynical and multiply divorced friend. 

Chris Boyd, The Australian

Sally Bourne is a wonderful and generous performer….giving up the Tag and applause to “Ladies Who Lunch” for the sake of preserving the mood and continuity of the scene is a great PLUS to the show (and the artist’s own choice). Brava!

Coral Drouyn, Stage Whispers


The cast in general have immense talent, Sally Bourne as Joanne is achingly, ultra-violently bitter. 

John Back, Time Out Melbourne

[...] she belts out Ladies Who Lunch with the same drunken ferocity immortalised by Elaine Stritch in the Broadway/West End original. 

Jason Whittiker, The Daily Review

Sally Bourne’s reading of the role brings more nuance to the character. We see her outrage beneath the bitterness – her fury with the women of her acquaintance settling for compromise, and distracting themselves with shallow engagement in things that ought to be deep.

Peter Hurley, Classic Melbourne

As the sarcastic, smoking, third-time married Joanne, Sally Bourne gave Act II's 'The Ladies Who Lunch' a good scathing.

Paul Selar, Aussie Theatre


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