Hayes Theatre, 2018
A new Australian musical written by Naomi Livingston and Hugo Chiarella.
Director: Kate Champion // Producer Julian Ramundi
Starring Amanda Harrison, Loren Hunter, Keegan Joyce, Tim Draxl, Jo Turner, Bishanyia Vincent
In 1966, on the evening of the last ever Tivoli performance in Sydney, veteran variety star Evie May (Amanda Harrison) recalls the events that lead her from obscurity in regional Western Australia to the bright lights of the Australian variety circuit.
Forced to run away from home at an early age, Evie spent her whole life trying to escape the pain of her past. As the final curtain comes down on the Tivoli and everything that has come to define her, Evie struggles to find her place in a world that no longer values the very thing she has spent her life pursuing.
EVIE MAY offers a compelling take on memory, motherhood, and the fascinating characters populating Australia’s rich theatrical history.
Violent Extremism & Other Adult Party Games
Depot Theatre. 2017
Written by Richie Black // Director: Michael Campbell // Producer: Julian Ramundi
Starring Thomas Pidd, Thomas Burt, Eleanor Stankiewicz, Julia Christensen, Jodine Muir, Dave Kirkham.
"Cleverly written.. consistently funny and powerful in its social criticisms.. every scene in Violent Extremism is amusing.." SUZY GOES SEE
"Satirical comedy equally filled with both wit and wisdom...delivers unexpected twist after twist, and absolutely packed with riveting humour." Sydney Arts Guide
"This is witty, contemporary Australian writing that draws you in and makes you laugh out loud." AUReview.
The truth, especially in politics, can hurt.
Robert Kelly thought he was on top of the world. Stardom, a lovely wife, big house and good bone structure. And yet, the ol' conscience is kicking in through the coke haze and it's telling him that his life has less substance than a New Weekly exclusive.
Is entering politics the answer? Is a moron the perfect candidate to speak on behalf of the common man? How many lies must he tell to serve the truth?
In one disastrous morning, involving a twitter-famous teenage nazi sympathiser and an accidental death (or two) and a faked terrorist siege with a former shock jock, he'll discover how far he must go to save the country and, more importantly, himself.
Old 505 Theatre. 2017
Written by Richie Black // Director: Jess Dick // Producer: Julian Ramundi
Starring Julia Christensen, Amy Hack, Tom Nauta, Kiki Skountzos, Nicholas Hasemann
ATTENTION: INSPECTION NOTICE.
Today KATE will fight for her existence. Or face eviction.
She’s a normal chick living her life a day at a time. No kids, few prospects and zero fucks given. But when the real estate agent comes knocking, she’s going to have to brace herself for judgement day.
‘Cos he'll discover stuff - like the dirty laundry, messy kitchen, the blu-tac on her walls. And the orgy her Air BnB guest held in the bathroom. He’ll find out that her life is in chaos … and in this brave new world there’s no room for a girl who bucks (or fucks) the system.
The Inspection is an angry, feminist satirical-thriller that flips the bird at the fascists who try to put us in boxes … and then insist on charging us rent.