July 2016

Well, as ever this website has proved harder to maintain than a career in the arts! But though sporadic, I’m always successful in finding a moment to update this eventually – the good news being that the primary distraction is working in the theatre…long may it remain the chief source of my attention, way above updating my silly website!


The past month has seen me directing the concert, “Tapestry” at the Victorian Arts Centre, celebrating the music of Carole King, featuring Debra Byrne and Vika Bull. The entire season was sold out and each night received standing ovations. It was a joyous experience that is sure to now tour the country for some time.


In addition ‘Into the Woods’ opens at the end of August at the Australian Institute of Music, which I’m loving.


And then I will be Melbourne-bound to take up a position at the Victorian College of the Arts while I continue to develop “Carmen – Live or Dead” with Natalie Gamsu (which had a successful workshop in July 2016), as well as several productions.


That’s about it for this period- there are several projects that will be announced in the not too distant future so, watch this space – eventually I’ll return!


Thanks, TP