March 2016

Dear All,

Ok, now the thing that we have always known is official – I’m hopeless at maintaining a website! I’m sure they teach you somewhere that you shouldn’t run a website if you can’t keep it up to date! And that’s kinda true but I’m pleased that the balance is that I have so much theatre work that I give my heart and soul to, that a website seems secondary. If it shifts and I have a beautiful, update website, I may need to worry for my career!

So, what’s been happening?!? Shows!

So far this year I have directed ‘Great Expectations’ at NIDA which I loved. It was the RSC adaptation and was truly epic with 30 people aged from 9-60 who never left the stage for three hours! FUN!

Shortly after that I took part in a workshop of the new musical ‘Between Worlds’ under the brilliant direction of Jason Langley.

I’ve also continued to work with the writers of ‘Stalker the musical’ after our successful workshop presentation at the Hayes theatre last year.

Next up I’m bringing ANOTHER new Aussie musical to the stage when I direct ‘Crossroads’ by Anthony Costanzo and Peter Fitzpatrick at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne in April.

Then I’m off to work for the Really Useful Company in China before returning to Melbourne to stage Sondheim’s ‘Follies’ in May. The show has a stellar cast including Lisa McCune, David Hobson, Philip Quast, Anne Wood, Nancye Hayes, Debra Byrne, Cheryl Barker and more…

And now I have to go sleep as I’m directing for both NIDA and AIM tomorrow and if I don’t publish this right now, it might be another six months till my next update – hope to see you in a theatre soon!

Tyran