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Catherine Campbell
Performer



Catherine studied cabaret at Yale Drama School and acting at AC Arts (then CPA). She has performed in The Mikado (AFCT), Northern Lights/Southern Cross (Tutti/Interact USA), Take Flight, Songs For A New World and Wild Party (Adelaide Cabaret Festival) and Les Miserables (MS Society). Catherine starred in and co-wrote Frank Ford's MY BLUE ANGEL: Marlene Dietrich and Secret Love including seasons at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Melbourne Midsumma, and touring to New York. Catherine is a founder of the comedy/cabaret show Gentlemen Prefer Curves and she is the co-creator of the award-winning cult show Berlin Cabaret. As an actor, Catherine has appeared for Chop’t Logic, Come Out, State Theatre Co, and Bakehouse Theatre. As a Director, Catherine has worked with Tutti Ensemble (Mouth Music , Blind Date), and as Assistant Director on The Elixir Of Love (State Opera of SA) and Assassins (Flying Penguins/AFCT). For Loaded Productions Catherine starred in the 2008 sell-out season of Tomfoolery at La Boheme for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and played the charismatic Narelle Sims in Price Check! The Musical at the Bakehouse Theatre in 2016. Catherine has sung roles for Co*Opera and has been part of the State Opera of SA Chorus for over 20 years.




Hew Parham
Performer



Hew is a graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre. After graduating he became part of the multi award winning Berlin Cabaret playing the naïve Rudi with his infamous Potato/Potato, Gibberish Opera and Mime Saw routines. In 2007 he was the recipient of the Neil Curnow Award and studied at the Hunter Gates Academy of Physical Theatre in Canada. Hew has extensively trained in the Pochinko Clowning Method with master clown John Turner. In 2013 Hew received a grant to work with British Physical Comedy troupe Spymonkey in London. He developed two theatrical clown shows Oog: Schmoove Operator and Odyssey Schmodyssey and was the first Australian Clown to be accepted into New York Clown Theatre Festival and the Sangenauy Fringe in Quebec. Over the last three years Hew has been renowned for his character Giovanni in shows such as The Giovanni Experiment which was a hit at The Adelaide Fringe Festival and Cabaret Fringe Festivals. Hew performed his latest version of the show now titled Giovanni! at the New York Clown Theatre Festival in September 2014 and more recently at The Wonderland Festival in Brisbane. Other credits include Pounding Nails into the Floor with My Forehead, Me and My Shadow (Patch Theatre Company), Superheroes (Stone/Castro), Gorge (Brink Productions); Big Smoke (Riverland Youth Theatre Company), Boo! (Windmill Performing Arts); Significant Others(Oddbodies), Tomfoolery (Loaded Productions), Seven (Leigh Warren and Dancers) and Don’s Party (Holden Street Theatres).




Sean Weatherly
Performer



Sean graduated from the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2002 with a BA (Honours). He produced and performed in the sell-out season of Tomfoolery for the 2008 Adelaide Fringe Festival at La Boheme. He also produced Tomfoolery for the 2004 Melbourne Comedy Festival at Chapel Off Chapel. In Melbourne he has performed at La Mama in the world premieres of The Cherry Umbrella, The Evolution of Incompetence and Friday Night In Town. He composed for A Narrow Time for Angels - The Musical for the 2011 Midsumma Festival. He currently owns and operates a successful Children's Entertainment business in Melbourne and performs regularly as Noodles the Clown. He has performed in many short films and had a guest role on Underbelly Squizzy and also worked on The Pacific. Other musical productions Sean has performed in include the Australian premiere of Saturday Night with Magnormos and the world premiere of McCubbin at BMW Edge Federation Square. He has also performed Sing Your Own Musical for several Adelaide Cabaret Festivals. He co-wrote Price Check! The Musical which he produced in 2015 at Theatre Works in St Kilda and at the Bakehouse Theatre and was one of Murray Bramwell's top 5 cabaret shows for 2016 in Adelaide. Sean would like to pay tribute to the late Michael Fuller who Directed and Choreographed the 2004 and 2008 productions of Tomfoolery with Loaded Productions.




Mark Sandon
Pianist



Mark Sandon is an Adelaide-based repetiteur, accompanist and chamber pianist, specialising having studied at the Elder Conservatorium with Noreen Stokes, Lucinda Collins and Stefan Ammer. He has been involved in numerous masterclasses and workshops with pianists such as Gerard Willems, Roy Howat, Simon Kenway and Malcolm Martineau. In 2016, he attended the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School as a repetiteur and studied with Richard Hetherington, Sharolyn Kimmorley and Philip Mayers. Professionally, he has been involved with many ensembles and events, including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Adelaide Chamber Singers, the Adelaide International Cello Festival and the Australian National Band Championships. As repetiteur, he has worked on productions of L'Orfeo, Orfeo ed Euridice, Die Zauberflöte, Cosi fan Tutte, Hänsel und Gretel, Tosca, Faust , Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Die Fledermaus, Don Pasquale, Cloudstreet and others. He has won several competitions, including the Geoffrey Parsons Award and the Margaret Schofield Memorial Accompanist Award at the Australian National Liederfest. He is currently an accompanist of the Elder Conservatorium, and a repetiteur with the State Opera of South Australia.



Nicholas Cannon
Director



Nicholas graduated from the International Theatre School of Jacques Lecoq in Barcelona and Paris plus the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts – Music Theatre in Perth. He recently underwent Assistant Director Internships with Opera Australia working on Otello, Don Giovanni and The Elixir of Loveand at the Coburg Landestheater in Germany on the productions of Madama Butterflyand Der Zigeunerbaron. He is the Artistic Director of ‘Mopoke Theatre Productions’ for which he directed The Old Maid and the Thief in association with Co-Opera. Other productions directed are L’Heure Espagnole, Gianni Schicchi (co-director) for the Lyric Opera of Melbourne, The Gondoliers for Pacific Opera in Sydney, Tosca in Melbourne and regional Victoria, plus Cosi Fan Tutte , Suor Angelica and Eugene Onegin for Co-Opera touring regional Australia. Performance roles include Quick in Cloudstreet, Papageno in The Magic Flute with State Opera SA; The Kalif in Der Barbier von Bagdad and Graf Homonay in Der Zigeunerbaron at the Coburg Landestheater, Germany; The Cranky Bear with Patch Theatre Company; Resident Baritone with Co-Opera SA; It's a Dad Thing with Singular Productions; Metro Street in The Adelaide Cabaret Festival plus musicals with the Production Company Melbourne and some TV appearances.




Bob Weatherly
Lighting & Sound



Robert (Bob) Weatherly taught in secondary schools in South Australia for 33 years, finishing as an Arts Coordinator. He was Artistic Director on 17 High School Rock Eisteddfod Challenges (achieving 15 finals with four wins). In 2003 Bob retired as a secondary teacher and commenced working as a Production Manager, Stage Manager, set/prop builder and Technician with Patch Theatre Company. Bob was involved in many Patch productions and has toured extensively with the company nationally and internationally. Highlights were Patch's overseas tours to Children's Festivals in Singapore in 2003 & 2007, USA in 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 & 2015, Canada in 2006, New Zealand in 2009 & 2014, and South Korea in 2009. He has had major roles in Patch's eleven Playing Australia tours to over 70 venues throughout Australia In Australia he has worked regularly at the Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and Adelaide Festival Centre. He worked with Slingsby as Production Manager, on The Young King for The Adelaide Festival of Arts, in The Myer Centre. He recently has designed lighting and sound for Independent Theatre's productions.




Michael Fuller
Original Choreography



Michael arrived from the U.K. in 1972 and worked at N.I.D.A. as a movement/dance teacher and also as a Choreographer for Sydney Theatre Company, A.T.Y.P. and as an actor/choreographer for The Sydney Theatre of the Deaf. In 1977 he moved to Adelaide where he worked as movement/dance lecturer at Flinders University's Drama Centre and as an actor/choreographer for The State Theatre Company and Troupe Theatre. He has also choreographed for State Opera, S.A.Film Corp, Patch Theatre, Doppio Teatro and Vitalstatistix to mention a few. Michael was also co-founder of Gestures and the S.A. Theatre of the Deaf. Michael directed the acclaimed production of Falsettos which won the Critics Circle Award for Excellence in Music Theatre in 2000. He directed Tomfoolery for Loaded Productions in 2004 for the Melbourne Comedy Festival and again for the Adelaide Fringe at La Boheme in 2008. Michael also worked on the original concept of Price Check! The Musical and directed it's first Adelaide reading in 2014. In 2016 Michael passed away and we would like to dedicate this production in his memory and pay tribute to the amazing skills and knowledge he has passed on to many other professional performers.


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