What a lucky actor I am to be a part of the LaMama 50th Anniversary festival. Much like our stunning lead, Penny Larkins, as a young music theatre student I could only dream of being a part of the leading independent theatre scene in Melbourne. Whilst I’ve left my music theatre days mostly behind and lament the current state of so many actor training institutions and theatre companies in this country, I am proud and grateful for inclusion in a festival whose theatrical history and importance in the independent theatre scene is to be valued and recognised. Thank you Liz Jones for your love of our madness, Sofia Chapman for your exquisite mind and vision and my ladies – Penny Larkins, Madeline Hudson and Kate Hosking for being so bloody marvellous.
After 6 months of hard work with an incredible, talented and committed cast, BLOC’s Wicked is done and dusted. I am so proud of this show and the hard work of everyone who brought our vision to life. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to BLOC committee, the Creative Team, our incredible, talented cast and especially to David Hollywood, our director, whose vision for the show and ability to build a world so beautiful was inspirational to be a part of.
Here’s a few words from the Community…
“A well- rehearsed ensemble, who sang challenging music with accuracy, confidence and flair and who executed most creative choreography, really set the scene for the outstanding roles of the main characters. The age range on stage reflects the strength and commitment of this Company.” – Courier Review, Barb Dunlop
“The show appeals to people of all ages – with strong female leads, an engaging ensemble and choreography that is on-point.” – hello.ballarat.com, Della Vreeland
There are some stunning stills available to view online via The Courier website.
Thrilled to be returning to the Melbourne theatre scene with Burning Deck Theatre Company for 2016’s Midsumma festival. “Untitled, or The Seat of Narcissa” is playing at La Mama from 19-31st January. From award winning writer Sofia Chapman’s Burning Deck Theatre Company, Untitled, or The Seat of Narcissa looks at the behaviour and reactions of those who entertain and enable narcissists to indulge their passions and bigotries. I’d love to see you there!
I’m starting rehearsals this week for a very special one off Anniversary celebration with [Foreign Affairs] ‘By Invitation Only’ – to celebrate 4 years of Pop-Up Theatre from the wonderful team! Ssssh – it’s a party! For one night only, this unique theatrical event will allow you to experience a range of dramatic pieces from around the globe, shuffling the theatrical tracks, from one moment to the next. You can find out more here.
I’m currently in rehearsals for “Waiting on Shakespeare” – the next instalment from [Foreign Affairs]. We open on the 10th of December – nearly there!!
Our director, Claudio Hochman has been in the room with us via skype (as he is based in Portugal!!) and our cast of 8 has 7 different nationalities!
Certainly keeping the [Foreign Affairs] ethos alive!!
I’m loving the challenge of Shakespeare and the fun of working with such vibrant, joyous actors. We have launched our first kickstarter campaign, which you can check out here– please share it, tweet, post it, or donate – every bit helps!
If you’re in London, I hope you can make it to the show!
I have spent the last few days rehearsing (and newly discovering) the wonders and magic of puppetry in theatre for a work-in-progress performance at Little Angel Theatre. Working with the talented Alison Alexander of Genius Sweatshop and Kaveh Rahmana (So & So Circus, Gooseberry Moon) I jumped in at the last minute to be part of Lab Rat, a fusion of puppetry, circus and theatre. Having never done any puppetry until now, it was mildy terrifying, but so much fun, and I certainly hope to explore more puppetry soon!
I’m currently in rehearsals for [Foreign Affairs]’ upcoming production of “To Moscow With Love” – A Chekhovian love affair. I’m so excited about this project! I love working with the team at [FA] and we have a great cast including: Trine Garrett, Camila França, Fiona Watson (who’s also directing our physical theatre component), Kryzsia Balińska, Sam Archer, Matt Kyle, Will Timbers and Aidan Walker. We run 19-24th August at our Kingsway Pop Up Theatre venue in London’s West End. Super exciting!
What an honor to have been asked to play the role of Kristine Linde in this brand new translation of A Dolls House. I adore Ibsen’s work, and this translation by Paul Russell Garrett is stunning! Season runs from 20-24 Nov 2012 at Kingsway Pop Up Theatre, Holborn. West End baby! Directed by Camila Franca and featuring magnificent actors Trine Garrett, Adam Mannering, Jamie Pigott and Jason Denyer. I love sharing the stage with such wonderful actors.