Featured Cast

Anthony Warlow

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Anthony Warlow

Archibald Craven

Anthony Warlow

Archibald Craven

“25 years ago composer Lucy Simon visited my dressing room after the Australian Premiere of The Secret Garden. As I welcomed her and her forthcoming critique of my performance, the first words she uttered were “Anthony you are my Yuri Zhivago”. That evening put Yuri’s voice into her head, however it would not be for another 15 years before our second collaboration would bring the iconic poet Dr Zhivago to life. I discovered over that year of living in Lucy’s ‘Garden’ the absolute joy of her musical creation and the character of Archibald Craven. The Secret Garden has now become a Classic Broadway musical, evocative and romantic, Archie an actor’s dream of a role and a beloved story that explores the joy, truth and tenacity of its heroine.” - Anthony Warlow Anthony has been thrilling audiences with his versatility from the moment he arrived on the theatrical scene. From his debut with the Australian Opera in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream (1980) he has left an indelible stamp on the industry both at home and abroad. His lengthy stage credits include the London National Theatre production of Guys and Dolls, making his music theatre debut with the role of Sky Masterson (1986); creating the role of Enjolras in the Australian production of Les Misérables (1988), and the title role of the Phantom in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera (1990 and 2007-2008). In 1995 Anthony enjoyed a joyous season in Lucy Simon's The Secret Garden as Archie Craven, and collaborated with her again in 2010 creating the role of Dr Yuri Zhivago in the Australian premiere production of Doctor Zhivago. He has also performed in Australian tours of Annie (2000 and 2012), seasons with Opera Australia and a critically acclaimed performance as Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof (2016). Anthony made his Broadway debut in 2013 portraying the iconic role of Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks in the 35th Anniversary production of Annie, directed by James Lapine. His performance won him several Broadway nominations ( Drama Desk, Drama League, People’s Choice) and in 2015 he was invited to return to the US to perform the dual roles of Miguel De Cervantes and Don Quixote for The Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington production of Man of La Mancha. This portrayal won him the prestigious Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical- 2015. That same year he replaced Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland, playing the roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook. Anthony made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2013 and is no stranger to the concert platform, performing around Australia with our Symphony Orchestras. His studio recordings have spanned more than 20 years and include solo albums, cast recordings and live performances in concert and with Opera Australia. His love of ‘flawed anti-heroes’ continued last year with his portrayal of Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. His performance was hailed by critics and was a welcome addition to his theatrical canon. He was honoured by the nation receiving the title of Living National Treasure and his outstanding achievements have been acknowledged with his investiture as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to the performing arts. Anthony is thrilled to return to The Secret Garden, his warm and trusted collaboration with Lucy Simon, and to reveal to a new generation of theatre goers the magic of this now classic Broadway musical.

Primary Cast

Georgina Hopson

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Georgina Hopson

Lily

Georgina Hopson

Lily

Georgina graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2014, and later went on to win the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award. Her recent musical theatre credits include Ragtime (The Production Company), West Side Story (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour), Evita (Opera Australia and John Frost) and My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews (Opera Australia and John Frost). Georgina has also been seen in Sunday in the Park with George (Watch This), Oklahoma! (The Production Company), Into the Woods as Cinderella (Harvest Rain), The Pirates of Penzance as Mabel (Harvest Rain), Mary Poppins (Gold Coast Arts Centre) and Carrie as Sue Snell (Wax Lyrical/Brisbane Powerhouse). She also played Wendy Hogan in the television miniseries Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story (Fremantle Media). Georgina was the winner of the 2015 Matilda Award for Best Emerging Artist for her work in Queensland theatre.

Rob McDougall

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Rob McDougall

Dr Neville Craven

Rob McDougall

Dr Neville Craven

At 30 years of age, Tamworth based singer Rob McDougall has an impressive list of musical achievements to his name. Having amassed performance credits throughout Australia, Europe and America, Rob continues to build a reputation as a skilled and versatile musician, actor and conductor. Rob initially studied International Relations and Music at the University of Sydney and Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Performance). In 2012, he was the recipient of the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Producers) Scholarship. This enabled him to study music theatre in New York, taking acting and performance coaching from eminent teachers throughout the city and vocal tuition at the Julliard School. He performed at Carnegie Hall and the famous Birdland Cabaret Club, and was invited to meet and perform for Steven Schwartz. The following year, Rob was cast in the Australian production of Les Misérables, as Javert cover and Bishop cover, eventually taking over the role of The Bishop of Digne in 2015. Later that year he was a finalist for the Rob Guest Endowment Award. He then performed the role of The Proprietor in the Hayes Theatre Company production of Assassins, joining them again in 2018 for an extremely successful season at the Sydney Opera House. In 2017 Rob was choral conductor on the NSW West of the Divide tour of Europe, conducting in venues throughout Vienna, Salzburg and Prague. He conducted a similar tour of Vatican City, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia in 2019. He has also toured nationally with the Ultra Swing Lounge Big Band. As a passionate advocate of regional education in the Arts, Rob gives a great deal of time to ensuring regional students have the same musical opportunities as their city counterparts. He regularly gives workshops for the NSW Department of Education, and is the featured artist coordinator and conductor of CAPERS (Creative Arts in Public Education, Regional Spectacular) in Tamworth. More recently Rob was a guest artist on BRAVO – Cruise of the Performing Arts, on the bill with Daniel Belle, Bryn Terfel and Marina Prior, and toured his new Cabaret I’ll Be Seeing You. This year Rob returns to the role of Javert in Les Misérables for Packemin Productions at Riverside Theatres.

Alinta Chidzey

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Alinta Chidzey

Martha

Alinta Chidzey

Martha

Alinta is one of Australia's most captivating leading ladies, and a multi-award winner. She is well known for her sassy portrayal of Anita in West Side Story, which saw her nominated for several awards, including the Helpmann, Green Room and Sydney Theatre Awards. In 2011 she won the Australian Dance Award for Most Outstanding Performance. In a career highlight, Alinta has just finished playing the famed role of Velma Kelly in Chicago for the Gordon Frost Organisation. She previously joined a number of the country's top singers in Victorian Opera's A Little Night Music, in the role of Petra. Alinta performed alongside Hugh Jackman in his Broadway to Oz tour (Dainty Group) and has become a fixture on The Production Company stage, playing Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Magnolia in Show Boat, Kathy Selden in Singin' In the Rain, Svetlana in Chess, Niki Harris in Curtains and Sibella Hallward in the unforgettable A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. For Chess, Alinta was honoured with a Green Room Award for Best Female Artist in a Supporting Role. Earlier stage credits include the Australasian tour of Mamma Mia!, the role of Mickey in Leader of the Pack, for which she received yet another Green Room Award (Best Featured Ensemble in a Musical), Dusty: The Original Pop Diva, Demeter in Cats, Mary Poppins for Free Rain Theatre, the Holland season of Dirty Dancing, a tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alice in the play Closer. Her screen credits include Wentworth (Foxtel), Winners & Losers (Channel 7), the US telemovie The Frontier (Sony), The Dr Blake Mysteries (ABC) and Neighbours (Fremantle). Alinta is frequently asked to perform at special events and concerts across the country both as a soloist and with her bands including performing as a featured artist with the Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. Other highlights have been singing the national anthem at the 2019 State of Origin, which was broadcast live across Australia, and New Year's Eve at Adelaide Oval. Alinta is an acclaimed jazz vocalist, songwriter and recording artist. She recently released her debut album with Hook Turn Orchestra, Jazz and the Silver Screen, a collection of beautifully rearranged cinematic soundtracks. Shortly after, she released her original music with Alinta and the Jazz Emperors, titled I Got You.

Rodney Dobson

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Rodney Dobson

Ben Weatherstaff

Rodney Dobson

Ben Weatherstaff

Since graduating from WAAPA in 1989, Rodney has carved out a career in the Australian theatre industry earning him a reputation as one of the most consistently working musical theatre performers in the business, with a list of impressive credits spanning 30 years. Most recently, Rodney played Amos Hart in the 2019/20 tour of the critically acclaimed Chicago, receiving rave reviews for his Mr Cellophane. Rodney’s innumerable professional credits include Evita starring Tina Arena (Opera Australia/ John Frost), Professor Callahan in Legally Blonde (Packemin Productions), Charlie in Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical (GFO), My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews (Opera Australia/ John Frost), Roscoe Dexter in the Australian tour of Singin’ in the Rain, the Bishop of Digne and Thenardier in the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables, and as Dr Dillamond in the original Australian cast of Wicked. He has also starred in Annie (Packemin Productions), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the world premiere of Moonshadow, Company (Kookaburra), Rosie, The Full Monty, Sweeney Todd (Opera Australia), Twelfth Night (Belvoir), Buddy, Jolson, Les Misérables 10th anniversary production, Sunset Boulevard, Nathaniel Storm, Miss Saigon, Miss Julie (STC), South Pacific, Aspects of Love, Return to the Forbidden Planet and the 1990 original Australian cast of Chess, shortly after he graduated. Rodney received a Green Room Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in an Opera for Tobias in Sweeney Todd, and a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Dave in The Full Monty. He been an Actors Equity member since 1989.

Nigel Huckle

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Nigel Huckle

Dickon

Nigel Huckle

Dickon

Nigel Huckle is an Australian-born American actor and singer based in Melbourne. His international touring credits include Opera Australia’s West Side Story and Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Les Misérables, which included a run at the illustrious Dubai Opera. He was most recently seen in Melbourne, starring as Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company). Nigel’s other credits include Barnaby in Hello, Dolly! (The Production Company), The Ziegfeld Tenor in Funny Girl (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Nick in the Australian premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale (Gertrude Opera) and Lt. Cable in South Pacific (Utah Shakespeare Festival). He has also been a touring member of the Platinum-selling group The Ten Tenors for the past three years, having toured across the globe from the United States to Brazil and here at home, and can be heard on their most recent album Love Is in the Air. Nigel is extremely proud to be joining the cast of The Secret Garden, and to be playing the role of Dickon. He sends enormous thanks to the team at Ian White Management. Member of MEAA Equity.

Rowena Wallace

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Rowena Wallace

Mrs Medlock

Rowena Wallace

Mrs Medlock

Rowena's performance in the controversial television production You Can’t See Round Corners playing opposite Ken Shorter, first brought her to the attention of national audiences. Rowena then became a household name and won five TV Week Logie Awards including the coveted Gold Logie for her unforgettable role of Pat Hamilton (“Pat the Rat”) in the television series Sons & Daughters. Rowena started her career in Brisbane theatre then moved to Sydney after accepting a contract with the Seven Network. She soon became one of Australia's television favourites, starring in such shows as Number 96, Cop Shop, Prisoner and the international hits Home & Away and Neighbours. She won a Penguin Award for her performance in the television series The Rovers. Rowena was the subject of the high rating Channel Nine television program This Is Your Life, and in 2012, starred as Melbourne gangland matriarch Judy Moran in the Foxtel series Deadly Women. In her extensive film career, Rowena appeared in many feature films including Puberty Blues, Blackwater Trail, Relatives, The Dark Room, Squeeze A Flower, Squeeze A Grape and Backstage. Rowena's theatre credits include such memorable shows as Blithe Spirit, Double Act, Lend Me A Tenor and A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking for GFO.

Ensemble Cast

Genevieve Kingsford

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Genevieve Kingsford

Rose

Genevieve Kingsford

Rose

After graduating from the London School of Musical Theatre, Genevieve made her professional debut as Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Twickenham Theatre) , which won the 2015 What’s on Stage Award for Best Off-West End Musical. Since returning to Australia, her credits have included La Traviata (Australian International Opera Company), Clara in The Light in the Piazza (Life Like Company), Phoebe D’Ysquith in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (The Production Company) and Fiona in Brigadoon (The Production Company) for which she received a Green Room Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Genevieve was also the 2016 recipient of the Melbourne’s East End Theatre District Artist Development Award at the Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert. Most recently she reprised the role of Johanna, appearing in Sweeney Todd with Anthony Warlow and Gina Riley, and toured Australia in the concert From Broadway to La Scala alongside stars Caroline O’Connor and Teddy Tahu Rhodes.

Glenn Hill

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Glenn Hill

Captain Albert Lennox

Glenn Hill

Captain Albert Lennox

Glenn began his theatre career at the age of sixteen and has been working consistently since. His professional credits include Jolson - The Musical, We Will Rock You, Dr Zhivago, Pippin, Sweet Charity, Little Me, Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision, Monty Python's Spamalot, Mamma Mia!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Jesus Christ Superstar. Glenn’s featured roles have included Aaron Schultz in Legally Blonde The Musical (GFO), Lumiere in Beauty & The Beast (ALG Productions & Melbourne Zoo), Frank Schultz in Show Boat (The Production Company), Calvin Berger in Calvin Berger - A Musical (MTC), Padre Perez in Man of La Mancha (Squabbalogic) and Escapologist/Magnus in Matilda (Royal Shakespeare Company/Louise Withers). In 2012, Glenn was the recipient of the Rob Guest Endowment Award, and he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor In A Musical at the 2018 Green Room Awards for his portrayal of Cornelius Hackl in Hello Dolly! (The Production Company). More recently he appeared as Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys (New Theatricals) and Bobby in A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Theatre).

Jordan Angelides

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Jordan Angelides

Lieutenant Shaw

Jordan Angelides

Lieutenant Shaw

Born and raised in Wollongong, Jordan completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in music theatre at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) and went on to graduate from Brent Street Studios with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts. His professional performing credits include the role of Miss Understanding and understudy Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical (Norwegian Creative Studios) and Matt in Bare: A Pop Opera (Sydney Fringe Festival). He has toured internationally with Boys In The Band (SMA Productions), understudied the Lead Male Vocalist for Rebellion in the Ballroom (Burn The Floor), Sequins & Feathers (Royal Caribbean Productions) and most recently Catch Me If You Can (LPD/ Hayes Theatre Co). Jordan is thrilled to be cast in The Secret Garden and would like to thank his family and his representation, T&E Management for their continuous support.

Andy Conaghan

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Andy Conaghan

Lieutenant Wright

Andy Conaghan

Lieutenant Wright

Andy recently appeared as The Wolf in the original Australian company of Shrek (GFO). Prior to this, he played The Bishop of Digne in the flagship West End production of Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre). On moving to the UK, Andy was cast in the original West End company of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre) where he understudied and regularly performed the role of Freddy Benson. His Australian credits include South Pacific (Opera Australia/ John Frost), The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Really Useful Group), Guys and Dolls (Donmar Warehouse), Eddie Perfect’s Shane Warne The Musical, Floyd Collins, Rent and the Australian premiere of Titanic. Other roles include Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, Berger in Hair and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Andy is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) and has been a proud member of Equity since 2005.

Grace Driscoll

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Grace Driscoll

Ayah

Grace Driscoll

Ayah

Grace is overjoyed to be making her professional theatre debut with the beautiful company of The Secret Garden. She is especially excited to debut in the role that her idol, the exquisite Audra McDonald, debuted in. In 2018, Grace attained her Diploma of Musical Theatre from NIDA and prior to that, studied at the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre. She has since enjoyed a variety of roles such as Marta in Company, Rose in Meet Me in St Louis, The Young Wife in Hello, Again and June in Anyone Can Whistle. Grace would like to thank her agent, mentors and in particular, her mother, for her unwavering support and love.

Des Flanagan

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Des Flanagan

William / Major Shelley

Des Flanagan

William / Major Shelley

Originally from Beechworth in regional Victoria, Des graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Music Theatre in 2016. He has appeared on Neighbours as T-Bone, performed in the national tour of Grease the Arena Experience with Harvest Rain, was the swing for Opera Australia’s West Side Story, and played Thomas Malloy in the Australian premiere of The Beautiful Game for Manilla Street Productions.

Matt Heyward

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Matt Heyward

Swing / Dance Captain

Matt Heyward

Swing / Dance Captain

Matt most recently appeared in the 10th Anniversary production of Billy Elliot The Musical. Prior to this he appeared in the Australian premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder for The Production Company and in the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews (Opera Australia/John Frost). He made his professional debut in the original Australian production of Mamma Mia! (Dainty Consolidated). Matt’s other original cast appearances include The Producers (GFO), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (TPC), Monty Python's Spamalot (Louise Withers and Associates) and The Addams Family (New Theatricals). Matt’s theatre credits also include Mary Poppins (Disney/Cameron Mackintosh), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vic Theatre Company), Eurobeat - Almost Eurovision (GNG) and for The Production Company, The Boy From Oz, Damn Yankees, Mame, The Boyfriend and Sugar-Some Like It Hot. He also recently appeared in the acclaimed re-imagining of Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables (Michael Cassel Group). Matt is one of the associate producers of Out From Under, a concert series aimed at raising mental health awareness in the entertainment industry, and also works as a content advisor for Arts Centre Melbourne’s Arts Wellbeing Collective.

Zoe Ioannou

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Zoe Ioannou

Swing

Zoe Ioannou

Swing

Zoe is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art and most recently appeared in The Bridges of Madison County (Matthew Management / Neil Gooding Productions) at the Hayes Theatre, playing the role of Carolyn. Prior to this, Zoe performed in the Australian/ international tour of West Side Story (Opera Australia / GWB Entertainment) as Rosalia, alternating the role of Maria, and in the Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz (Gordon Frost Organisation / Suzanne Jones) covering the role of Dorothy. Her other credits include Big Fish (RPG Productions / Hayes Theatre Co) and Pepper in Annie (Gordon Frost Organisation). Zoe featured on Disney Playhouse and also played the on-going guest role of Paige in the ABC TV series Dance Academy. She has also performed alongside iconic musician James Morrison as a vocal soloist. Her other performance credits include Woolworths Carols in the Domain, Australian Diving Championships, The Lord Mayor’s Picnic, New Year’s Eve at Hyde Park and New Year’s Eve at the Domain.

Matilda Moran

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Matilda Moran

Alice

Matilda Moran

Alice

Matilda graduated WAAPA in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. She has since performed in New York as recipient of the Bound for Broadway ASCAP/TDP scholarship as well as touring Australia, Shanghai and Singapore with WB Productions/Mark Bradley International. She was a semi-finalist in the Rob Guest Endowment in 2017 and recently featured as Fantine in Les Misérables (Packemin), Gussie in Merrily We Roll Along (Little Triangle), Between Worlds, as Kate Mullins in Titanic: the Musical (StageArt) and Patty Simcox in The Original Grease (Squabbalogic). During her time at WAAPA, Matilda’s roles included Margaret White in Carrie: The Musical, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde and Yonah in Children of Eden. She was also awarded the inaugural John Cowdell Music Theatre Award for her performance in West Side Story and was a finalist in the Julie Michael Cabaret Competition. Previously to her life in Perth, Matilda gained her LTCL on clarinet and cruised the Mediterranean as lead production singer with MSC Cruises/ Bor Productions. Matilda would like to thank her family, friends and the team at Helen Pandos Management for their continual love and support.

Bronwyn Mulcahy

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Bronwyn Mulcahy

Claire / Mrs Winthrop

Bronwyn Mulcahy

Claire / Mrs Winthrop

Bronwyn’s theatre credits include the roles of Mrs Lyons in Blood Brothers, Trudy in the world premiere of Atomic The Musical, Death in Good Omens, Antonia in Man of La Mancha, Grizabella in Cats in Hamburg, Germany, Sleeping Beauty on Ice and The Pied Piper of Hamlin. On stage Bronwyn has performed alongside Elaine Page in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and toured Australia with The Tim Rice Concert Spectacular. Bronwyn’s songwriting credits include co-writing for the John Field Band, recording their album Night will Fall in 2008, performing and writing songs for the Australian Olympic Committee and the feature film Surviving Georgia. She has recorded vocals for Rob Guest, The Foresters, Tania Kernighan and is the voice of Margaret for the iPad Manga musical Newton’s Fable. Bronwyn has performed backing vocals for INXS, Jackie Love and Michael Ball and has been a soloist performing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for ABC TV as well as appearing many TV commercials.

Adam Noviello

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Adam Noviello

Timothy

Adam Noviello

Timothy

Adam made his professional theatre debut as Hanna From Hamburg in La Cage Aux Folles with The Production Company. Theatre credits since include Derek Bell in The Girlie Show (La Mama Theatre/Tunks Productions), Funny Girl (The Production Company), Understudy Rudolpho in the Australian/NZ tour of Matilda The Musical (RSC/ Louise Withers and Associates), Farrah/Young Bernadette in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Michael Cassel Group) and most recently the 2019-20 Australian tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (GFO). Adam’s cabaret credits include successful seasons of The Last Five Queers (Midwinta Festival), one-man shows There Was A Boy... and Songs For Girls (Chapel Off Chapel) and the lead role in the world premiere of The Muse, a one man song cycle by Shanon Whitelock (Chapel Off Chapel/ Melbourne Fringe). Adam is also the co-author, co-producer and lead actor in the new Australian feature film Spencer, directed by Martyn Park, which made its world premiere as the Opening Night film at the PRIDE Queer Film Festival 2020. Adam is a proud member of MEAA.

Danielle O’Malley

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Danielle O’Malley

Swing

Danielle O’Malley

Swing

Danielle graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. Her credits include South Pacific (Opera Australia/John Frost), Antarctica (Tasmanian Theatre Company), Cabaret (Singapore Esplanade Theatre), On Broadway (Flourish Productions), Wind in the Willows and The Reluctant Dragon (Singapore Opera), First Date (Pursued by Bear), and currently the role of Grandma Josephine in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (GFO). Danielle has firmly cemented herself in the Australian cabaret scene having completed multiple national tours of her sold-out shows You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story and Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice, and several seasons with the Green Room Award winning group Ginger and Tonic. Danielle’s film and television credits include The Carrot Cake Conversations (Cannes Film Festival), How it Ends (Milan Film Festival), One in a Million (Tropfest finalist), Give me a Sign (MIFF winner) and So This Is It Then (winner California Film Awards). Danielle holds a Master’s in teaching and is passionate about encouraging the next generation of creatives.

David Ouch

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David Ouch

Fakir

David Ouch

Fakir

David is a graduate of the Australian Dance Performance Institute and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. He most recently finished the Australian tour of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, for which he was also in the cast of the original Sydney Theatre Company/ Global Creatures production. His other theatre credits include Showboat (The Production Company), Privates On Parade (New Theatre), Luke in Anything Goes (Opera Australia/ John Frost), Marilyn King in Hidden Sydney (Live Ideas/ Working Management) and the roles of Thuy and Engineer Cover in Miss Saigon (Packemin). He appeared in the short film Meat (Sunday Productions), which was nominated for an Australian Directors Guild Award in 2015. David would like to thank his family, friends and Working Management for their love and support. He is a proud member of Actors equity.

James Shaw

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James Shaw

Major Holmes

James Shaw

Major Holmes

James is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, with his career as an actor, writer and director taking him around Australia and the world. His theatre credits include Chicago (NAMCO), Rent (QPAC/MWE), Little Shop of Horrors (Tivoli Theatre), Cabaret (HOTA), Bare (Understudy Productions), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Harvest Rain Theatre Company), the Australian premiere of Titanic at Sydney’s Theatre Royal (Seabiscuit Productions) and one of his favourite shows, Jekyll and Hyde (IHP/Arts Centre Gold Coast) opposite the late Rob Guest. He has toured with Nickelodeon, The Wiggles and Smurfs Live, as well as performing at Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios Japan, the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols on Brisbane’s River Stage and Cunard's Queen Victoria. James returns to Australia after two years performing the role of Harry Bright in Mamma Mia (Little Star/RCCL) and is represented by T&E Management.

Alec Steedman

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Alec Steedman

Swing

Alec Steedman

Swing

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts music theatre program, Alec has worked as an actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist and musical director. He was most recently seen performing as Eamon in Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed production of Once. Other credits include Twelfth Night (Melbourne Theatre Company), Hamlet, Measure for Measure (Pop Up Globe) and Garfield (Stage Art). Alec’s composing credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Artefact Theatre Company) and Twelfth Night (Melbourne Shakespeare Company). He is thrilled to be making his Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organisation debut in The Secret Garden.

Erica Wild

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Erica Wild

Betsy/Jane/Mrs Shelley

Erica Wild

Betsy/Jane/Mrs Shelley

Originally from the north-west coast of Tasmania, Erica completed a year at Showfit before graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) in 2019. Her credits include performing as a featured vocalist in Home Grown Songbook Series: Bryant & Frank, ensemble and featured vocalist in Morning Melodies, Woodstock: A 50th Anniversary Celebration in the 2019 Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Flora cover and ensemble in Flora the Red Menace, and Hildy in On the Town. Most recently, Erica was cast as Lynne in Stepping Out and is delighted to join the cast of The Secret Garden! Erica is proudly represented by Ian White Management.