Meet the superstar team of Cast and Creatives who brought this production to life for its premiere season at Queensland Theatre.

CREATIVES

CAROLYN BURNS

Playwright

Carolyn Burns began her writing career in New Zealand, first in print journalism, then as a reporter for TVNZ.  She had already begun writing for a children’s theatre company in Auckland, before creating and writing an 18-part children’s comedy-thriller, The Retrievers, for television. Her first stage play for adults, Objection Overruled, was published by Victoria

Press and performed in all major New Zealand theatres. After moving to Australia, she worked as a journalist with SBS in Melbourne, before attending the screenwriting course at AFTRS. She continued to write for the stage, including a multi-media anti-drink/driving musical, Smash Hit, for WAAPA musical theatre students, which played to many WA secondary schools. Its most recent revival was in 2014, staged by Ballarat’s Federation

University’s Performing Arts students.  Burns then moved to Adelaide, where she worked for ABC children’s TV as well as lecturing in communications at the University of South Australia. She wrote a number of stage plays, four of which were performed at the Adelaide Festival Centre. These included adaptations of Katharine Susannah Prichard’s novel Haxby’s Circus and the musical High Society, which subsequently toured throughout Australia and the UK. Since returning to Victoria, Burns has combined writing for the stage with script editing and dramaturgy. In 2015 her stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest was a major hit for the Melbourne Theatre Company.  Along with Simon Phillips and Tim Finn she developed the award winning new Australian musical Ladies in Black for Queensland Theatre. Ladies in Black enjoyed successful seasons at both the Queensland and the Melbourne Theatre Companies and won the 2016 Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work. It is touring nationally in 2017.  She is currently collaborating on a number of new works, including the Bobby Darin musical, Dream Lover, which recently had its world premiere season playing at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney.

TIM FINN

Music and Lyrics

Regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, New Zealand native Tim Finn continues to embrace the true definition of a renaissance man while fueling an all-inclusive, creative fire that constantly drives him onwards and upwards. Having established himself in the early 1970’s as a founding member of art-pop-rock pioneers Split Enz and later as a member of the internationally successful band Crowded House (alongside brother Neil), Finn has penned some of the most treasured songs in contemporary music. The likes of ‘I See Red’, ‘Poor Boy’, ‘My Mistake’, ‘Dirty Creature’, ‘I Hope I Never’, and ‘Six Months in a Leaky Boat’ immediately come to mind. His time in Crowded House, established around the recording of the acclaimed Woodface album, was mostly co-written with his brother and included the timeless classics ‘Weather with You’, ‘It’s Only Natural’, and ‘Chocolate Cake’. Add to this, an incredibly successful solo career that continues to mature and has delivered songs such as ‘Fraction Too Much Friction’, ‘Made My Day’, ‘Persuasion,’ and ‘Not Even Close’. Finn has toured the world and worked with some of the industry’s most accomplished artists and producers. In recent years Finn has been helping develop new work for theatre. Aside from the musical Ladies in Black, which received a Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, Finn, with NZ playwright Ken Duncum and film-maker Sue Healey, has co-written and performed in the one-man show White Cloud, a poetic examination of family and identity; The Fiery Maze, a raw and provocative song cycle written with the late Dorothy Porter, which had its premiere at Malthouse in 2016, and has been picked up for inclusion in the 2017 Sydney Festival. And he is currently developing Star Navigator, an ambitious work commissioned by West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera. Who knows what is next for Tim Finn? One thing is for certain. He is showing no signs of slowing and the desire to create, write and perform is as strong as it ever was.

SIMON PHILLIPS

Director

Simon began his career in New Zealand before emigrating to Australia in 1984 to take up a position as lecturer and director at the West Australian Academy for Performing Arts. In 1987 he joined Melbourne Theatre Company as Associate Director and in 1990 he was appointed Artistic Director of the State Theatre Company of South Australia. After freelancing between 1994 and 1999, he returned to MTC as Artistic Director from 2000 to 2011, overseeing the design and construction of the company’s new headquarters and the Southbank Theatre. Since then he has resumed his national and international freelance career. His directing credits range from new works to contemporary and Shakespearean classics to musicals to opera.  He has directed works by most of the great contemporary writers (Albee, Beckett, Brecht, Churchill, Hare, McDonagh, Orton, Shepherd, Stoppard) as well as the premieres of many new works by leading Australian writers, including David Williamson, Hannie Rayson, Stephen Sewell, Matt Cameron and Joanna Murray-Smith. Among his many classical productions, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, A Comedy of Errors and The Importance of Being Earnest all toured nationally in Australia. He also directed Eat, Pray, Laugh – Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye, which toured Australia, Canada, the UK and the US.

Simon’s opera credits include: The Turk in Italy, L’Elisir d’Amore, Falstaff, La Bohème and Lulu for Opera Australia, The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni for Opera New Zealand, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Billy Budd for Hamburg State Opera and a new co-production of Otello between Cape Town Opera and the state opera companies of Australia.  Simon’s musical credits in Australia include Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (which also had seasons on the West End and Broadway and is currently touring internationally), the new Australasian version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (which was filmed by Universal, has had seasons in Tokyo and Hamburg, and is soon to tour the US), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown the Musical, Company, The Threepenny Opera, Cabaret, and High Society (which also toured regionally in the UK.) And of course, Ladies in Black. Most recently, his production of Dream Lover – the Bobby Darin Musical had its world premiere at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre. He has received seven Green Room Awards and five Helpmann Awards.

GABRIELA TYLESOVA

Designer

Gabriela Tylesova had her debut with Queensland Theatre for Ladies in Black. Her other stage designs include The Pillowman, Tomfoolery, Urinetown, Cyrano De Bergerac and The Visit for Melbourne Theatre Company. Il Turco in Italia and L’elisir d’amore for Opera Australia; First Wives Club for Lyric Theatre, Chicago; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for Gordon Frost Organization; The Rabbits for Barking Gecko/Australian Opera; Sleeping Beauty and Scheherazade for the Australian Ballet; and Fox for Monkey Baa/Siren. She designed the costumes for Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Boomerang and Of Earth and Sky; Sydney Theatre Company’s This Little Piggy, Volpone, Macbeth, Fireface, and Attempts on Her Life; Belvoir’s King Ubu and Our Lady of Sligo; Brink Productions/Windmill Performing Arts’ Clockwork Forest (also STC); Eureka Productions’s Eureka the Musical; Kookaburra’s Pippin; Carousel Theater’s Low (Berlin); Griffin’s What a Piece of Work; DV8 Physical Theatre’s Can We Afford This/The Cost of Living; ATYP’s Kinderspiel; B Sharp’s My Head was a Sledgehammer; and Kitchen Sink Productions’ Kitchen Sink and Close Your Little Eyes. Gabriella’s work has been recognised by numerous awards and nominations, including Helpmann Awards (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Love Never Dies, Cosi fan tutte, and Clockwork Forest) and Green Room Awards (Love Never Dies, The Visit, and Sweeney Todd).

DAVID WALTERS

Lighting Designer

David Walters has designed lighting on many Queensland Theatre productions, including The Wider Earth, Quartet, Brisbane, Boston Marriage, Gloria, Macbeth, Australia Day, Venus in Fur, End of the Rainbow, Romeo & Juliet, Pygmalion, Grimm Tales, The August Moon, Rabbit Hole, The Glass Menagerie, The Memory of Water, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Molly Sweeney, Chilling and Killing My Annabel Lee, The Skin of Our Teeth, Vertigo and the Virginia, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Amy’s View, Master Class, After the Ball, Summer Rain, Arcadia, The Hope of the World, Money and Friends, Gilgamesh, The Man from Mukinupin, A Different Drummer, Fuente Ovejuna, Salonika, and The Venetian Twins. He has also designed lighting for Melbourne Theatre Company (Amigos, Birthrights, After the Ball, Design for Living, Long Day’s Journey into Nightand Amy’s View), Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Bell Shakespeare Company, QUT, QPAC, Jute, Handspan, Playbox, La Boîte, Rock’n’Roll Circus, Nimrod, Company B, Expressions Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, Australian Ballet, Opera Queensland, and Zen Zen Zo. In Iceland he has lit for the National Theatre, the National Opera and the Reykjavik City Theatre. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor in Drama at QUT.

GUY SIMPSON

Orchestrations and Musical Supervisor

Guy Simpson has previously worked as Musical Supervisor for the Really Useful Group on Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, and Love Never Dies; for Cameron Mackintosh on Miss Saigon; and for the Gordon Frost Organisation on A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which he also orchestrated. He was Musical Director on IMG’s productions of Cabaret and Chicago; on Queen Theatrical Productions on We Will Rock You; and the Production Company/Orchestra Victoria on Funny Girl, Call Me Madam, Mack and Mabel, The Music Man, They’re Playing Our Song, Carousel, Oklahoma!, Camelot, Little Me, Follies, Promises Promises, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, and West Side Story. Among his many other productions are Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Company, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Pirates of Penzance, Snoopy, Seesaw and Zorba. He has won and been nominated for numerous Green Room and Helpmann Awards. He has also been a judge for the Rob Guest Endowment and the Musician Award.

ANDREW HALLSWORTH

Choreographer

Andrew won the 2015 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Choreography in a Musical’ for Opera Australia’s Anything Goes following his 2014 Helpmann Award win for the Hayes Theatre’s inaugural production of Sweet Charity. Andrew’s very recent theatre credits are and Dream Lover and Sydney Opera House – The Opera. Other credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Rupert, Dream Song, Shane Warne the Musical (concert), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and the World Premiere musical An Officer and A Gentleman. For the MTC he has choreographed Egg, Rupert which toured to the Kennedy Center in Washington, Private Lives, Hamlet, Next to Normal, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Andrew co-choreographed the international production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert for Broadway and its other international seasons. For The Production Company he has co-directed and choreographed The Producers and Anything Goes and choreographed Jerry’s Girls, La Cage Aux Folles, The Pirates of Penzance, Gypsy, The Boy from Oz, Carousel, Mame and The Boy Friend. He co-choreographed The Music Man and Bye Bye Birdie. Further choreographic credits include the original Australian production of Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision, which was revived for the Edinburgh Festival, West End and UK tour. Menopause – the Musical, Leader of the Pack – The Ellie Greenwich Musical (Betty Pounder Green Room Award winner for Best Choreography), Sideshow Alley, The Merry Widow for Melbourne City Opera, Wombat Stew and Prodigal. Andrew’s television credits include the Australian series of So You Think You Can Dance, “Indigeridoo” and “Ja’ime’s Assembly Routine” on the cult TV show We Can Be Heroes, Dead Gorgeous for ABC/BBC TV, The Librarians for the ABC and Mr and Mrs Murder for Fremantle Media (TEN).

David Young

DAVID YOUNG

Musical Director

David has been Musical Director for Clinton The Musical, Next To Normal (for Black Swan State Theatre Company, WA), and Ladies In Black (MTC/QTC).  For the Australian production of Wicked David was Musical Director for eleven seasons, being the first seasons in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Singapore, Seoul, Auckland, Manila, and then return seasons in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. As Associate Musical Director he has worked on Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Singing In The Rain (Asia), and Dusty (MD Brisbane).  For the Production Company he was Associate Musical Director this year for Dusty, having previously been repetiteur and keyboards for How To Succeed…, Kiss Me Kate, Mack and Mabel, Sunset Boulevard, and Nice Work If You Can Get It.  He is delighted to be returning to Ladies In Black for its national tour.

MICHAEL WATERS

Sound Designer

Michael has over 25 years experience in musical theatre and is a Green Room and three-time Helpmann Award winning sound designer. His recent designs include The Rabbits; Dream Lover; My Fair Lady; Fiddler On The Roof (Helpmann nom. Best Sound Design 2016), Singin’ In The Rain; Hugh Jackman’s Broadway To Oz; Anything Goes; The King And I (Helpmann Award 2014 Best Sound Design, and Green Room 2015 nom); A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Green Room 2013 nom). World premiere designs include Priscilla – Queen of The Desert; An Officer And A Gentleman; Doctor Zhivago; soundscape design for ATOMIC – The Musical (Australia / Off-Broadway, New York); Dusty – The Original Pop Diva (Helpmann Award 2006); and Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage (Green Room Award 2005). Other sound designs include The Woman In Black (Helpmann Award 2007); The Boy From Oz with Hugh Jackman; Saturday Night Fever and Singin’ In The Rain (Helpmann 2002 nomination).

CAST

KATE COLE

Miss Cartwright/ Joy

Kate Cole was in both the Brisbane and Melbourne seasons of Ladies in Black for Queensland Theatre. She has appeared for Melbourne Theatre Company in His Girl Friday and Circle Mirror Transformation and is a founding member of Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, appearing in their productions of Grounded (receiving a Green Room Award nomination, and winning a Sydney Theatre Award), Out of the Water, Jumpers for Goalposts, About Tommy, Day One: A Hotel: Evening, The Laramie Project – 10 Years Later (a co-production with Arts Centre Melbourne), Harvest, The Pugilist Specialist, Hellbent, The Shape of Things, The Night Season, The Night Heron, Tejas Verdes, Jesus Hopped the A Train, Loyal Women, Where’s My Money?, Psychopathia Sexualis, Push Up, Unidentified Human Remains and The True Nature of Love, The House of Bernada Alba, Brilliant Traces, and Extremities. She has also appeared in the musicals Sweet Charity for Luckiest/Neil Gooding/Tinderbox, West Side Story for IMG and VSO, My Fair Lady for VSO, and 42nd Street for Helen Montague Productions. Her film and television credits include Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, The Divorce, Borderline Murder, Final Sale, Dog Woman, Endurance Island, From Darkness, Wicked Science, Stingers, Blue Heelers, Crash Burn, Neighbours, and the American NBC pilot Frontier.

Carita Farrer Spencer

CARITA FARRER SPENCER

Mrs Miles

Carita’s theatre credits include, for Queensland Theatre, Ladies in Black (Brisbane and Melbourne seasons),The Venetian Twins, Proof, and A Conversation; for Hothouse Theatre, The Messiah and The Fabulous Dame Farrar’s Dazzling Display of Stupendous Acts for the Stage!!!; for Melbourne Theatre Company in Cyrano de Bergerac; for La Boîte A Paper House, The Popular Mechanicals, Speaking in Tongues, and The John Wayne Principal; for Downstairs Belvoir St/La Boite, X Cess Baggage; for Grin and Tonic, Monkey and Seasons; for Schnapper Head, Zoo-illogical; for Matrix, 1347; for Green Theatre, The Vagina Monologues, Cheapside, and Jerusalem; and for La Mama/Metro Arts, Trampoline. She directed NICA’s Pescado and Metro Arts’ Little Hitler’s Ode to an Austrian Bentwood. Among her performances in cabaret are Larry Paradiseo & the Fabulous Dame Farrar, Women in Voice, The Fabulous Dame Farrar Goes Brazilian Nuts, Too Much is Never Enough, Diva De Janeiro, Mutha of All Divas, There was an Old Lady, The Flanelettes, The Mint Patties, The Super Supremes, and Todd McKenny Live. She has appeared on television in Seven Types of Ambiguity, Fat Cow Motel, Mortified, and Medivac, and as Writer and Director on Australia by Numbers – Rockhampton 4700 for SBS. She has won Matilda Awards as Best Supporting Female Actor for Proof and The Venetian Twins, and a (Brisbane) Lord Mayor’s Performing Arts Fellowship.

BOBBY FOX

Rudi

Making his Queensland Theatre debut in Ladies in Black and reprising his roles in the presentation by Melbourne Theatre Company , Bobby Fox has also appeared in High Society for Luckiest Productions; Blood Brothers for Enda Markey Productions; Hot Shoe Shuffle for David Atkins; Atomic for Atomic; Guys and Dolls and Sweet Charity for the Production Company; Jersey Boys for Dodger/Dainty; Dusty the Musical for Dusty Productions; We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia!, and Spamalot for Louise Withers & Associates; and The Fantastic Mr Fox for Working Management. On film he was seen in The Cup, while his television credits include It’s a Date, House Husbands, and Tricky Business. For his performance in Jersey Boys he won the Sydney Theatre Critics Award and received Helpmann and Green Room Award nominations. He was also received a Green Room Award nomination for Hot Shoe Shuffle.

NATALIE GAMSU

Magda

Natalie Gamsu is a singer, actor and cabaret artist whose performances have been acclaimed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and Johannesburg. Starting in South Africa with solo cabaret, musical theatre, and the television series, The Big Time, (Best Actress award). From 1992 until 2003, Natalie lived in New York City, where she headlined six seasons at Club 88 with her own shows. She performed at the famous Oak Room, Fez, and The Russian Tea Room, winning a Backstage Bistro Award and a MAC Award for Outstanding Female Vocalist. She has produced two CD’s, Weave (MAC nomination for Best New Recording and Misfit. Natalie featured in the documentary Showbiz Is My Life with the cabaret icon Julie Wilson. She made her London debut at the ICA, in Gary Carter’s Acts And Revelations. They collaborated again in at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre with Anger Is Not A Place I Like To Be commissioned by the Fierce Festival and Masque Of Water, at The Royal Exchange in Manchester. Since moving to Australia in 2003, Natalie has performed in clubs in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Natalie has collaborated with the artist and sculptor Ken Unsworth in A Ringing Glass at Cockatoo Island, and at the Art Gallery of NSW in House of Blue Leaves. Some of Gamsu’s theatre credits include Candide (Woman With One Buttock – Multiple Award Winner), Dr Zhivago (GFO), Mary Poppins, (Miss Andrew – Disney), Women Of Troy (directed by Barry Kosky for Sydney Theatre Company). Most recently, she originated the role of Abuela in Baz Luhrman’s Strictly Ballroom (Global Creatures). Natalie also works on the large and small screens. Recently in the on-going role of Jan Barton in Neighbours, and the role of Fatima in the Feature Film, Ali’s Wedding, (produced by Matchbox Films).

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TAMLYN HENDERSON

Frank

Tamlyn recently played the role of Wild Bill Hickok in Calamity Jane (Neglected Musicals) and was in the Ensemble (Cover Capt.Von Trapp) in the Perth Season of The Sound of Music for Gordon Frost Organisation.  Throughout 2015/16 he played the Factory Foreman and Javert/Thenardier cover in the Australian and Asian Tours of Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh).

Other theatre credits include: Marvin in Falsettos (Eternity), Bobby/Cliff cover in Cabaret (IMG/Fran & Barry Weissler), cover Galileo/Brit/Khashoggi in We Will Rock You (Louise Withers), How to Act Around Cops (DTC), The Importance of Being Earnest (Burley), The Wind in the Willows (ASC), The Gruffalo AUS+UK Tours (CDP/Tall Stories), Circumspecto (SOH) and Saint Theo (Lysicrates Prize/ Griffin).

Tamlyn is also one half of the surreal comedy duo Allsopp & Henderson, whose shows have been described as being “midway between Beckett and the Boosh”. Their works A Porthole into the Minds of the Vanquished, The Jinglists and Pork Stiletto have been performed widely around Australia- including the Sydney Opera House, Malthouse Theatre, and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival- and overseas, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Soho Theatre in London.

Tamlyn’s film and TV credits include: Careless Love (John Duigen), Cedar Boys, Redfern Now and All Saints. He is currently working on the web series As Actors-Manila.

Tamlyn is a graduate of WAAPA.

MADELEINE JONES

Patty

This is Madeleine’s debut with Queensland Theatre and Ladies in Black. Some of her recent theatre credits include Straight (Brilliant Adventures & bakeHOUSE), Love’s Labour’s Lost, Much Ado About Nothing & Cyrano de Bergerac (Sport for Jove), The Incredible Book Eating Boy & Mr Stink (CDP), Girl in Tan Boots (Griffin Independent & Collide), and M.Rock (Sydney Theatre Co & ATYP). Her musical credits include Godspell (Room 8 & Australian Shakespeare Co), Avenue Q (LCW Presents) and Once (Gordon Frost Organisation & Melbourne Theatre Co). Madeleine received the Green Room Award for Actress in a Leading Role (Musical Theatre) and a Helpmann Award nomination for her performance as Girl in Once.

KATHRYN MCINTYRE

Myra / Dawn

Previously in Queensland Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing, Ladies in Black (Brisbane and Melbourne) and One in Seven, Kathryn has also appeared in Recall and Handle with Care for Joymas Creative; Bendigo to Broadway and Becoming Bill for An Old Fashioned Production Company; Gimme Gimme – Tales of an Eternal Optimist for the Judith Wright Centre; Macbeth: The Contemporary Rock Opera for Dianne Gough Productions; and The Boy From Oz for the Gold Coast Arts Centre. Kathryn trained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she received a Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre).

SARAH MORRISON

Lisa

Ladies in Black marked Sarah Morrison’s debut with Queensland Theatre (Brisbane and Melbourne seasons) and she has since gone on to play Charlie’s delightful sister Sally in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Vass Productions/Alex Theatre). Her other theatre credits include Dust (Hubcap Productions), Meet the Nicktoons (Pen 2 Stage), Hansel and Gretel and La Bohème (Opera Queensland), and Third World Blues (Company Eleven). She has appeared on television in The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Making Dust. Sarah trained at the University of Ballarat, where she received a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre).

Trisha Noble

TRISHA NOBLE

Miss Jacobs/Mrs Crown

 

Since returning home to Australia, having enjoyed a highly successful career spanning two decades in the UK and the USA, Trisha has continued to show her versatility in a diverse range of roles onstage, television and film. These include guest roles in the mini-series Blonde, All Saints and Water Rats, and starring roles in musicals including Dusty (National Tour: Dusty Promotions), Leader of the Pack (Leader Entertainment Pty Ltd), Footloose (SEL and Gordon Frost Organisation) and the dramatic play Three Winters Green. She created the role of Thelma O’Keefe in the musical Shout (National Tour: Jacobson Entertainment), for which she received a Green Room Award nomination for Best Female Artist in a Featured Role and two consecutive Mo Award nominations for Female Musical Performer of the year. As a tribute, an extended episode of This Is Your Life recognised her outstanding career. On film Trisha joined the Star Wars movie family as Jobal Naberrie in Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith. In 2007 Trisha performed in the inaugural Kookaburra production of the musical Pippin for which she received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Female Actor in a supporting Role in a Musical. Subsequently Trisha performed her favourite role to date – the part of Marmee in the Kookaburra production of the Broadway musical Little Women. She also played the role of Anna in the world premiere of the musical Dr Zhivago (National Tour Gordon Frost Organisation). Trisha is a Logie Award winner and also a qualified teacher of speech and drama. She holds a Diploma in Theatre Performance from the IMEB and a CVCA (High Distinction) from the AMEB.

Ellen Simpson

ELLEN SIMPSON

Fay

The daughter of actors, Ellen had little chance of escaping the vice-like grip of the industry (those jazz hands are deceptively strong), so toddled off to begin her professional theatre career as Zenobiah in an original production for the NZ International Arts Festival titled The Underwatermelon Man. This role won her a nomination for Most Promising Female Newcomer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in 2002. The rest is a history filled with Wicked Witches (‘08-’10) and Phantoms whose Love Never Dies (‘11-’12) … short stints on the small screen including Doctor Blake Mysteries (ABC), Mr and Mrs Murder (ch10) and Molly! (Ch7), donning the greatly revered title of Musical Shapes Maker (choreographer doesn’t sound as cool) and a quick jolly jaunt back to EnZed to accuse people of dancing with the devil as Abigail in the Auckland Theatre Company’s production of The Crucible. More recently Ellen has leapt behind the scenes as an Assistant Director/Choreographer. 2016 saw her take on the role as Resident Director/Choreographer, on tour with the wonderful company of Little Shop of Horrors then again on the wonderful premier of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical. She’s ecstatic to be donning the Goodes blacks.

Greg Stone

Mr Miles / Stefan

Greg Stone delighted audiences in the Brisbane and Melbourne seasons of Ladies in Black for Queensland Theatre. He is a familiar face with Melbourne Theatre Company from productions such as The Weir, The Waiting Room, Once (also Gordon Frost Organisation), Glengarry Glen Ross, The Crucible, Queen Lear, Clybourne Park, Life Without Me, Poor Boy, Blackbird, Love Song, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Pillowman, Cloud Nine, Stones in his Pockets (also for STC), The Seagull, Trelawny of the ’Wells, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (also for STC), Born Yesterday, A Little Night Music, Assassins, Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Angels in America. He has also directed Freedom of the City for Melbourne Theatre Company Education. Among Greg’s other stage performances are Funny Girl for The Production Company; The Government Inspector for Malthouse/Belvoir; Hamlet, Baby Teeth, and Stuff Happens (Helpmann and Green Room Award for Best Actor) for Belvoir; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Life X 3 for Black Swan; Merrily We Roll Along and Summer Rain for STC; The War of the Roses for Bell Shakespeare; Pompeii LA, Eldorado, Golem Story, Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America, Julia 3, Rapture, A Return to the Brink, Miracles, Black Sequin Dress, Good Works, Head of Mary, and The Emperor Regrets for Malthouse/Playbox; Don’s Party and Twelfth Night for STCSA. He has appeared on television in Neighbours, Secret City, The Ex-PM, Glitch, Devil’s Dust, Underbelly, Winners & Losers, City Homicide, The Librarians, Marshall Law, Sea Change, Halifax f.p., and Stingers, while on film he appeared in LAD, The Sunset Six, Swerve, Oranges and Sunshine, Van Diemen’s Land, The Bank, and Is This the Real World?

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