Richard III – Jonjo O’Neill

Jonjo O’Neill’s portrayal of Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2012) is one of my favourite characters, and continues to inspire me. Although I didn’t see the production live, this clip of his opening soliloquy (Act 1, Scene 1) changed many of my views on approaching Shakespeare. Jonjo owned the character before he even said a […]

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“Blackspot Hotspot” | Melbourne Writers Theatre

I had a brilliant time in Melbourne Writers Theatre’s workshop for “Blackspot Hotspot”, written by Bruce Shearer, directed by Alec Gilbert. Hilarious, black humour – very Pythonesque is the way that these absurd little characters and scenes transitioned. I read Mr Jones and Scrap, both of whom were really well written and frankly, hilarious! Wonderful […]

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“River God” | Madwoman Monologue

Here’s my audition for this year’s Madwoman’s Monologue production. I presented an excerpt from “River God” by Louise Hopewell. The piece is a reflection by a priceless South American river god statue who is upset at a CCTV camera invading his privacy. I decided to take it in a slightly different direction and asked myself, […]

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“Beachside Stories” rehearsals

Rehearsals are going well and although I still can’t sing a note, I am having fun putting it out there! There’s something quite lovely about honest, simple story telling – it’s something that everyone can connect with and draw something from. THAT’s what I’m taking from this role – I’m really feeling a need to […]

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Beachside Stories | The Singing Butcher!

I’m really enjoying rehearsals for “Beachside Stories” (Director: Elizabeth Walley), produced by Melbourne Writers’ Theatre and Gasworks Art Park. We’ll be celebrating 5 prominent local Melbourne identities – sharing their stories and paying tributes to their wonderful contributions to their local communities. I have to say – it’s so nice to be involved in a […]

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Alfieri, “A View From A Bridge”

I auditioned today for Alfieri in Arthur Miller’s “A View From The Bridge”. How did I go? Meh…suffice to say that I need to work on my New York Italian accent! But even though the audition wasn’t my best, I had a really rich and rewarding experience over the last 3 weeks, getting to know […]

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Arthur Miller’s women

I love the way that Arthur Miller portrays his male characters as flawed and damaged. Willy and Biff Loman. John Proctor and Samuel Parris. But there’s a nobility and grace to his female characters that often goes unnoticed. Elizabeth Proctor’s quiet acceptance of John’s indiscretion. Linda Loman’s eternal dignity and strength as she carries Willy […]

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More Palin

I’m loving the challenge of playing Stephen Febble in Michael Palin’s “The Weekend”. I am so grateful to Michael Bond at Essendon Theatre Company for giving me this chance. Yeeeah!

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