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The Party Starts Here!

From the Director

Director’s Note Sheridan  first  approached  me  with  an  idea  to  stage  a   version  of  The  Lady  of  the  Camellias  over  a  year  ago.   Looking  back,  I  had  no  idea  at  the  ?me  that  the  result   would  be  a  bawdry  romp  of  a  farce,  irreverent  and  silly   and  packed  with  some  great  songs. Based  on  the  life  of  Marie  Duplessis  this  is  a  bastard   version  of  the  19th  century  Parisian  courtesan,  born  a   dirt-­‐poor  peasant  to  an  alcoholic  father  and  who  died  in   sumptuous  wealth  of  tuberculosis,  aged  23  in  a   fashionable  and  expensive  apartment  in  one  of  the   wealthiest  areas  of  Paris.  It  is  a  story  that  has  been  told  in   19  films,  16  plays,  3  ballets  and  an  endless  list  of  musicals   and  it  has  provided  great  fuel  for  Songs  for  the  Fallen. Throughout  the  last  month  the  cast  and  crew  have   chewed  through  pages  and  pages  of  new  script,  new  scenes  and  new  ideas  and  that  process  does  not  stop  as  it  hits  the  stage   in  front  of  a  live  audience.  Crea?ng  a  new  work  can  be  a  process  full  of  joy  and  terror  and  I’m  happy  to  say  there’s  been  a  lot   of  joy. I  hope  that  con?nues  to  shine  as  the  piece  con?nues  to  evolve. Shane  Anthony. 2

From the Playwright WRITER’S N OTE I  think  it  was  an  ac?ng  teacher,  about  seven  years  ago,  who  described  to  me  how  Maguerite  Gau?er,  the  courtesan  of  Alexandre   Dumas’  novel  The  Lady  of  the  Camellias,  wore  a  white  camellia  for  twenty-­‐five  days  in  every  month,  and  a  red  camellia  for  five.  The   image  fascinated  and  repelled  me,  a  woman  outwardly  declaring  the  state  of  her  period  to  let  her  lovers  know  shop  was  open,   shop  was  closed.    I  had  an  immediate  nerd-­‐gasm  and  hit  the  Google  (maybe  back  then  it  was  the  Alta-­‐Vista).     Enter  Marie  Duplessis.  Real  life  19th  Century  Parisian  courtesan,  born  a  dirt-­‐poor  peasant  to  an  alcoholic,  abusive  father,  died  in   sumptuous  wealth  of  the  White  Plague,  tuberculosis,  age  23.  She  is  Dumas’  Maguerite.  She  is  Verdi’s  VioleWa  in  La  Traviata.  She  is   Lurhmann’s  Sa?ne  in  Moulin  Rouge.    Since  1852,  actresses  have  had  their  turn  delicately  coughing  into  crisp  white  handkerchiefs,   that  reveal  a-­‐not-­‐too  grimace  worthy  smidge  of  blood  from  her  consump?ve  lungs  in  19  films,  16  plays,  3  ballets  and  musicals  a-­‐go-­‐ go.    She  appears  again  and  again  in  one  of  history’s  greatest  love  stories:  she  is  a  young  woman  like  no  other,  she  meets  a  boy   unlike  no  other,  there  is  a  series  of  events  that  force  her  to  leave  her  lover  to  save  his  reputa?on  from  her  irredeemable  one,    the   consump?on  begins  to  take  her  just  as  the  lover  realises  the  sacrifice  she  made  for  him,  and  forgives  her,  just  in  ?me  for  her  to  die   in  his  arms,  pale  and  beau?ful,  coughing  pre[ly  with  make-­‐up  intact,  in  the  opera,  remarkably  s?ll  singing  despite  her  respiratory   bacterial  infec?on,  that  in  a  real  life  scenario  would  have  been  a  burst  vessel  in  her  tract,  causing  her  lungs  to  flood  with  blood   leading  in  an  eventual  death  by  drowning.   It  is  that  image,  the  image  of  a  heroine  of  a  love  story,  dying  a  real,  painful,  gruesome  death,  that  really  got  under  my  skin.  Got  me   gnashing  at  the  bit  to  make  my  own  Duplessis.  Imagine  your  the  heroine  of  your  own  love  story,  you  are  trying  to  sing  the  final   heart  breaking  number  of  your  tale,  but  this  pesky  T B  with  it’s  hacking,  coughing,  with  its  flooding  blood,  keeps  ge[ng  in  the  way.     The  real  Marie  Duplessis,  so  adored  and  mythologized  Charles  Dickens  wrote  at  her  death  that  Paris  seemed  to  stop-­‐  "One  could   have  believed  that  Marie  was  Jeanne  d'Arc  or  some  other  na?onal  heroine,  so  profound  was  the  general  sadness."  But  her   biographers  claim  she  died  not  in  the  arms  of  her  true  love,  but  with  her  maid,  visited  by  barely  a  soul  in  her  final  three  months.   Heartbreak.  This  stank  of  show.  Not  the  romance  and  myth  of  the  tart  with  a  heart.    You  dig  in  to  the  real  Marie  Duplessis,  and  you   have  a  show  of  grit,  sex,  mortality,  and  the  single-­‐minded  strength  of  a  very  smart  girl.  And…because  I  simply  cannot  hide  the   George  Michael  that  lives  within  me,    electro-­‐music,  black  comedy,  dance,  camp,  big  heels,  bigger  hair  and  shut-­‐up-­‐get-­‐ouWa-­‐my-­‐ way  divadom.     With  Songs  for  the  Fallen,  We  are  making  a  hybrid  pop  show  cum  musical,  its  dark,  its  dancey,  it’s  smuWy,    I  want  the  audience  to  sweat  and  s?nk  as  much  as  the  actors  when  the   curtain  goes  down.  I  didn’t  set  out  to  do  it,  but  I  realize  I’m  making  a  theatre  show  for  people  who  don’t  usually  go  to  regular  theatre  in  Sydney.  I’ve  already  commiWed  business   suicide.  But  I  couldn’t  help  myself.  I  wanted  to  make  a  show  that  would  make  me  froth  at  the  mouth  if  I  were  in  that  audience,  and  if  you’ve  got  the  bug  to  make  something,  I  learnt   long  ago  you  can’t  dilute  that  bug  with  wondering  who  it  would  appeal  to.  When  you  start  asking  those  ques?ons  of  yourself  while  you’re  wri?ng,  that’s  when  you  no?ce  you  start   logging  in  to  facebook  every  5  minutes  to  see  how  many  of  your  friends  got  engaged  that  day.  Would  they  stop  that,  please.  Pos?ng  about  their  happiness  is  taking  up  my  precious   social  media  adver?sing  space.     Sheridan  Harbridge



Playwright and Performer

Sheridan Harbridge Ager studying  ac?ng  at  N IDA,  Sheridan  toured  with  Fiddler  on  the  Roof  as   Fruma  Sarah,  Carmen  and  My  Fair  Lady  for  Opera  Australia,  understudying   Eliza  DooliWle,  Threepenny  Opera,  Miss  Julie,  Cabaret,  The  Bald  Soprano,   Shafana  &  Aunt  Sarrinah,  and  Macbeth,  winning  Most  Outstanding   Performance  for  her  role  as  Lady  Macbeth  at  the  G ATS  Fes?val  2009.  This   year  she  appeared  as  Amy  Cantrowitz  in  the  premier  of  Officer  &  a   Gentleman,  Whitney  Sunday  in  DreamSong  at  the  Victorian  Arts  Centre,   and  in  the  Bright  Club  for  Sydney  Fes?val.  Her  cabaret  Mrs.Bang:  A  Series   of  Seduc?ons  in  55  Minutes  toured  to  acclaim  at  the  Adelaide  Cabaret   Fes?val,  Edinburgh  Fringe  Fes?val  and  the  32nd  Stage  Song  Review  in   Poland,  and  appeared  in  Late  Night  Lounge  at  the  Sydney  Opera  House.  It   won  the  Sydney  Cabaret  Showcase,  Best  Cabaret  at  Melbourne  Fringe  in   2010,  and  received  a  Green  Room  Award  nomina?on.  Mrs.Bang  hosted  the   Hyde  Park  stage  for  Sydney  Fes?val  First  Night,  and  The  Ar?sts  Ball  at   Elizabeth  Bay  House.She  performed  with  U K  cult  band  The  Tiger  Lillies  in   ʻCockatoo  Prisonʼ  in  the  Biennale  of  Sydney  2010.  She  played  Valerie   Solanas  and  Judy  Garland  for  director  Jim  Sharman  (Rocky  Horror  Picture   Show),  in  the  online  film  project  Andy  X,  and  appeared  with  John  Cleese  in   his  gala  performance  for  the  Just  for  Laughs  Fes?val.  T V  credits  include  All   Saints  and  Wild  Boys,  and  various  plays  for  A BC  Radio  Na?onal.  


Ben Gerrard Ben is  a  N IDA  graduate  (ac?ng  2006),  where  produc?ons  included   Shopping  and  F***ing  and  The  Three  Sisters.Theatre  credits  include  La   Dispute  (Darlinghurst  Theatre),  Actors  At  Work  (Bell  Shakespeare   Company),  as  well  as  a  na?onal  tour  of  Shakespeare's  R  &  J  for  Riverside   Produc?ons  -­‐  playing  Juliet.  Television  credits  include  Allsaints  (channel  7)   and  Chandon  Pictures  (ABC1)  as  well  as  starring  as  Toby  in  A BC1's  2012   sitcom  Outland.


Garth Holcombe Garth Holcombe  is  a  Sydney  based  actor  who’s  career  has  spanned  the   Film,  Television  and  Theatre  industries  both  in  Australia  and  Interna?onally.   Since  gradua?ng  from  N IDA  in  2006  he  has  worked  with  the  Bell   Shakespeare  Company,  Company  B  Belvoir,  Darlinghurst  Theatre,  Griffin   Theatre,  Ac?on  Theatre  Singapore,  Sydney  Symphony  Orchestra  and   completed  two  na?onal  tours  for  Riverside  Theatre  Company.  His  screen   credits  include  Head  Start,  Home  and  Away,  All  Saints,  numerous  T VC’s  and   short  films.  He  has  just  returned  from  shoo?ng  two  more  short  films  in  New   York.




Shane Anthony Shane has  worked  as  a  director,  ac?ng  and  movement  coach  for  the  past  14   years.  He  is  a  graduate  of  the  Na?onal  Ins?tute  of  Drama?c  Art  (Australia)   Direc?ng  Program  and  Queensland  University  of  Technology,  Theatre   Studies  Program.  He  has  also  trained  with  Anne  Bogart  and  the  S ITI   Company  in  New  York,  and  recently  received  a  Mike  Walsh  Fellowship  to   aWend  the  New  York  Film  Academy  Filmmaking  Program.  Recent  direc?ng   credits  include  Calendar  Girls  for  Fortune  Theatre  (NZ),  Doctor  Faustus  for   Renaissance  College  (Hong  Kong),  Avenue  Q ,  for  the  Fortune  Theatre  (NZ),   Mrs  Bang:  A  Series  of  Seduc?ons  for  the  32nd  Stage  Song  Fes?val  in   Poland,  Ogen  I  Find  That  I  Am  Naked  for  Cri?cal  Stages  -­‐  Australian   na?onal  tour,  My  Name  is  Rachel  Corrie  for  La  Boite  Theatre,  Trojan   Women  for  N IDA  Open,  The  Crucible  for  Renaissance  College  Hong  Kong,   Radio  Hysteria  for  N IDA  Open,  War  of  the  Worlds  for  Zen  Zen  Zo  Physical   Theatre,  Motortown  for  23rd  Produc?ons,  Hong  Kong:  Fa  Hoi  Fu  Kwai  in   Hong  Kong  for  Zen  Zen  Zo.  He  worked  as  movement  coach  on  the   Australian  feature  film,  Sleeping  Beauty,  and  in  2009  worked  as  show   director  for  C IRCA  on  their  European  tour  of  C IRCA.  He  has  also  directed   music  videos  for  GeppeWo  and  Mr  Maps,  and  will  soon  release  the  short   films  Dave  &  Tariq,  produced  by  Ariel  Media  Australia  and  Consola?on   produced  by  New  York  Film  Academy.  


Musical Director I Composer I Sound Designer

Basil Hogios For around  10  years,  Basil  has  been  applying  his  music  to  vast  array  of   projects,  from  theatre  &  the  performing  arts,  to  film,  television,   commercials,  and  installa?on.    No  maWer  what  format,  he  loves  working   with  passionate  people  with  vision..  and  thrives  on  the  variety  of  work.   Recently  he  has  returned  from  the  U S,  working  with  Dreamworks,  Nigel   Jamieson  and  Jonsi  (Sigur  Ros)  on  How  to  Train  Your  Dragon  (Live  Arena   Show),  and  has  composed  for  many  theatre  shows  for  the  major  Australian   companies  (STC,  M TC,  Belvoir,  and  Griffin),  such  as  Three  Furies,  and   Holding  the  Man  .  He  composed  for  the  iconic  Australian  feature  Romulus,   My  Father,  for  which  he  was  nominated  for  an  A FI  award,  and  has  made   music  for  many  shorts,  docos,  &  T V  dramas.  He  was  the  composer  for  the   theatre  and  a  film  project  Andy  X  with  the  legendary  Jim  Sharman  (Rocky   Horror  Picture  Show).  This  is  the  next  collabora?on  with  his  colleague   Sheridan  Harbridge,  ager  they  took  Poland  by  storm  with  Sheridan’s  last   show  Mrs  Bang:  A  Series  of  Seduc?ons.  


Executive Producer

Michael Sieders Michael is  a  graduate  from  the  University  of  Western  Sydney’s  Theatre   Theory  and  Prac?ce  degree  in  2002.  Michael  has  worked  on  various  theatre   and  film  produc?ons  as  a  produc?on  manager,  writer,  producer  and   director.  Michael  has  also  held  the  posi?on  of  the  Opera?ons  Manager  for   the  Na?onal  Ins?tute  of  Drama?c  Art  (NIDA).  Michael’s  most  recent   theatre  credits  include  Associate  Producer  S-­‐27  (Griffin  Independent  2010)   Producer  Fool  for  Love  (B  Sharp  2010)  Producer  The  Brothers  Size  (Griffin   Independent  2011)  Producer  The  Coming  World  (Darlinghurst  Theatre   Company  2011)  Producer  Porn.  Cake  (Griffin  Independent  2012).  Michael  is   also  the  N SW  Producer  for  Cri?cal  Stages,  touring  independent  theatre   locally  and  na?onally  in  2011  he  produced  The  Chronic  Ills  of  Robert   Zimmerman  A KA  Bob  Dylan  (a  lie)  and  in  2012  Michael  has  produced  two   NSW  tours  of  The  Jinglists  in  associa?on  with  Garnet  Produc?ons  and   Boxing  Day  in  associa?on  with  Tin  Shed  Theatre  Company.


Associate Producer

Cat Dibley Cat is  an  Independent  Producer,  Actor  and  founding  member  of  pantsguys   Produc?ons.  As  Producer  -­‐  Punk  Rock  (pantsguys  Produc?ons  in  assoc.  with   ATYP  Under  The  Wharf)  For  stage  –  Autobahn  (pantsguys  Produc?ons  in   assoc.  with  Adelaide  Fringe),  The  Shape  of  Things  (pantsguys  Produc?ons   in  assoc.  with  ATYP  Under  The  Wharf),  Women  of  Troy  (Cellar  Theatre),  Me   Too,  I’m  Catherine  Deneuve  (Dir  Rodney  Fisher),  As  You  Like  It  (Project  12),   Oh,  The  Humanity,  autobahn  (pantsguys  produc?ons),  A  Coupla  White   Chicks  Si[n’  Round  Talking,  Some  Girls,  Love  Song,  All  Men  Are  Whores,   Julius  Caesar,  Uncle  Vanya,  The  Cherry  Orchard,  Reality  Bytes,  Love  Is  The   Thing  So  They  Say,  The  Wait,  Words  On  Water,  Capricornia,  Sisters  (ACA),   Cat  on  a  Hot  Tin  Roof,  The  Seven  Stages  of  Grieving  (NIDA),Cry  Havoc,   Bard-­‐Oh  (Shakespeare  Globe  Centre),  LiWle  Shop  of  Horrors  (Civic  Theatre,   Newcastle).  For  screen  –  All  My  Friends  Are  Leaving  Brisbane  (Bunker   Produc?ons),  Answer  Me  (JBrull  Produc?ons),  The  Black  Dog  (Concept   Produc?ons).  Cat  graduated  from  the  full  ?me  program  at  Actors’  Centre   Australia  and  has  also  trained  at  N IDA,  Legs  on  the  Wall  and  Aerialize.  In   2012  Cat  also  made  the  prop  flowers  for  Songs  for  the  Fallen.


Set Designer

Michael Hankin Michael is  a  Sydney-­‐based  Set  and  Costume  Designer  for  theatre  and   film.  Since  gradua?ng  from  N IDA,  his  credits  include:  ‘ The  Dark   Room’  (nominated  for  Best  Stage  Design,  Best  Mainstage  Produc?on  and   winner  of  Best  New  Australian  Work  at  the  Sydney  Theatre  Awards)  and   'Fool  For  Love'  for  Belvoir  St  Theatre,  ‘ Truckstop’  for  Q  theatre/Seymour   Centre,  ‘In  The  Penal  Colony’  for  Sydney  Chamber  Opera,  ‘ The  Ugly  One’   for  Griffin  Theatre,  'Miss  Julie'  and  ‘ The  Paris  LeWer’  for  Darlinghurst   Theatre,  ‘Judith’  for  Bondi’s  Pavilion  Theatre,  ‘Suddenly  Last  Summer’  and   ‘Women  of  Troy’  for  The  Cell  Block  Theatre,  Cloudstreet  at  Carriageworks,   and  the  crea?ve  development  of  ‘King  Lear’  for  Bell  Shakespeare  Company.   His  short  films  include:  ‘Julian’  (winner  of  the  Crystal  Bear,  Berlin   Interna?onal  Film  Fes?val)  and  ‘Reason  to  Smile’.  As  Assistant  Designer:   Opera  Australia’s  ‘ The  Marriage  of  Figaro’  and  ‘ The  Ring  Cycle’,  English   Na?onal  Opera’s  ‘Caligula’,  Belvoir  St  Theatre’s  ‘ The  Seagull’  and  ‘Diary  of  a   Madman’,  Malthouse  Theatre’s  ‘Pompeii/L.A.’,  ‘Doctor  Zhivago’  the  Musical   (Sydney,  Melbourne,  Brisbane  and  Korean  tours),  and  Sydney  Theatre   Company’s  ‘A  Long  Days  Journey  Into  Night’,  ‘Money  Shots’,  ‘Gross  und   Klein’,  ‘Under  Milkwood’  and  ‘Face  to  Face’.He  is  currently  designing  Kip   William’s  ‘ The  Lighthouse’  for  Sydney  Chamber  Opera,  Corey  Mcmahon's   'Rust  and  Bone'  for  Griffin  Theatre,  Eamon  Flack's  'Angels  in  America'  for   Belvoir  St  Theatre. 13

Design Assistant

Andrea Espinoza Andrea is  a  Sydney  based  designer  who  has  recently  graduated  from  N IDA   with  a  Bachelor  of  Drama?c  Art  (Design).  In  2006,  she  studied  a  double   degree  in  art  theory  and  arts  at  U NSW,  but  found  herself  spending  much  of   her  ?me  on  student  produc?ons  in  N UTS  and  Studio  4.  Ager  finding  her   calling  in  theatre,  Andrea  completed  a  cer?ficate  I V  in  Design  and   Entertainment  at  Enmore  Design  Centre  where  she  was  able  to  refine  her   skills  as  an  ar?st,  designer  and  graphic  designer.  During  her  ?me  at  N IDA,   Andrea  furthered  her  skills  in  set,  costume,  event  and  produc?on  design.   During  2012,  she  has  expanded  her  design  work  to  T V  and  film,  working  for   Channel  7,  Beyond  Produc?ons  and  Shine  Produc?ons.  Recent  theatre   design  credits  include:  Ager  the  End,  directed  by  Felicity  Nicol,  Stage   Fright!  directed  by  Ali  Kennedy  ScoW,  Reasons  to  be  PreWy  directed  by   James  Beach,  Lovely  Ugly,  group  directed  at  Griffin.


Costume Designer

Lisa Mimmocchi Since gradua?ng  from  Sydney  College  of  the  Arts  (2002)  and  Victorian   College  of  the  Arts  (2003)  Lisa  Mimmocchi  has  designed,  manufactured  and   co-­‐ordinated  costumes  for  theatre,  contemporary  dance  and  physical   theatre  working  for  independent  and  commercial  companies.  For  the  last   six  years  has  been  based  between  Italy  and  Australia  and  has  toured  as  a   local  in  Cirque  Du  Soleil’s  wardrobe  department  for  the  European  tours   including  Sal?mbanco,  (Rome  ‘12  ),  Alegria,  (Milan,  Roma    and  Paris  ‘06-­‐07)   and  Dralion  (Australian  tour  2008-­‐9)  Lisa  has  ini?ated  ar?s?c  collabora?ons   and  public  performance  installa?on  projects  and  over  the  years  has  been   involved  with  set  and  costume  design  for  many  Community  Cultural   Development  programs  such  as  Gathering  Ground:  Blockside  Story,  a   project  at  The  Block,  Redfern  in  collabora?on  with  PACT  Theatre  and  City   of  Sydney  (2008)  .  More  recently  she  designed  set  and  costumes  for  Games   in  the  Backyard  (PYT  Independent  season  2011)  and  S-­‐27  (Griffin   Independent  2010).  She  has  designed  costumes  for  companies  such  as   Performance  Space  (Sydney),  Pacific  Opera  Co  (Sydney),  La  Pocha  Nostra   (San  Francisco)  and  Opera  Publica  (Rome)  and  co-­‐ordinated  costumes  for   Sydney  Fes?val  (Smoke  and  Mirrors    2010-­‐11)    the  Ensemble  Theatre   (2008-­‐12)  and  Chinese  New  Year  Twilight  Parade  (2012,  City  of  Sydney).


Lighting Designer

Teegan Lee Teegan is  passionate  about  the  use  of  light  as  an  aesthe?c  and   dramaturgical  tool  for  performance.  She  is  a  graduate  of  the  Produc?on   course  at  the  Na?onal  Ins?tute  of  Drama?c  Art  (NIDA)  and  studied  Theatre   and  English  at  the  University  of  N SW.  She  recently  returned  from  a  nine   week  European  study  tour  that  included  ligh?ng  workshops  in  Sweden,   France  and  the  Czech  Republic.  In  2011  aWended  the  Prague  Quadrennial   of  Performance  Design  and  Space  with  the  help  of  The  Australia  Council.   She  was  recently  nominated  for  a  Greenroom  Award  for  her  ligh?ng  design   of  The  End  which  played  at  The  Malthouse  in  Melbourne  in  2011.  Some  of   her  design  credits  include  for  Belvoir  -­‐  The  Kiss,  The  End;  for  The  Ensemble   Theatre  -­‐  The  Spear  Carrier,  Circle  Mirror  Transforma?on;  for  Griffin   Independent  -­‐  Porn.  Cake;  for  B  Sharp  -­‐  The  Suicide,  The  Only  Child,  Yellow   Moon;  at  the  Darlinghurst  Theatre  -­‐  Time  Stands  S?Il,  The  Dysfunkshonalz;   as  part  of  ATYP's  Under  The  Wharf  program  -­‐  Sweet  Bird  andsoforth,  The   Shape  of  Things;  Sydney  and  Melbourne  seasons  of  Trapture  with  Sands   Through  The  Hourglass;  Sydney  and  Brisbane  seasons  of  Anna  Robi  and   The  House  of  Dogs  with  House  of  Dogs.  Teegan's  upcoming  produc?ons   include  Rust  and  Bone  and  Girl  in  Tan  Boots  both  at  Griffin  in  2013.


Stage Manager

Olivia Benson Originally from  Sydney,  Olivia  moved  to  Bangkok,  Thailand  at  the  age  of  10   and  spent  the  following  9  years  living  and  studying  there.  Her  interest  in   theatre  and  the  performing  arts  was  sparked  from  an  early  age  by  seeing   musicals  with  her  parents  and  wondering  more  about  how  the  show   worked  than  anything  else.  She  is  now  the  fourth  genera?on  on  her   mother’s  side  to  be  working  in  the  performing  arts  industry.  Olivia  is  a   recent  graduate  from  N IDA  where  con?nued  to  develop  her  interest  in   working  in  stage  and  event  management.  At  N IDA  she  worked  in  a  variety   of  stage  management  roles  for  both  drama  and  musicals  over  her  three   years  of  study  and  completed  internships  with  Sydney  New  Years  Eve,  Great   Big  Events,  Bell  Shakespeare,  The  Produc?on  Company  and  The  Australian   Ballet  in  her  third  year.  Songs  for  the  Fallen  is  Olivia's  first  produc?on  out  of   university  and  has  thoroughly  enjoyed  working  with  the  en?re  company.


Sound Assistant

Marion Brown Marion has  been  involved  in  music  and  theatre,  both  performing  and   behind  the  scenes,  from  a  young  age.  She  first  worked  with  Basil  Hogios  in   2011  when  she  was  Sound  Operator  for  Arts  Radar  and  ATYP  Under  the   Wharf's  produc?on  of  Tooth  of  Crime,  and  has  since  been  his  assistant  at   FirstCut  Studio.  Most  recently,  Marion  worked  as  the  Music  Department   Assistant  for  the  Dreamwork's  How  to  Train  Your  Dragon  Arena  Spectacular.    


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Gold Sponsors

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Production Supporters

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Critical Stages

Tamarama Rock Surfers

The Old Fitzroy Hotel

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A Special Thanks to: Thank you  to  everyone  who  contributed  in   someway  to  the  crea?on  of  Songs  for  the   Fallen,  we  are  grateful  and  wish  to   acknowledge  and  thank  you  for  that   support.

Maree and  Jan  Sieders Sheldon  Teare Daniel  Bosco MaMhew  Backer Sally  Blackwood Luke  Cowling Arts  Radar MNR  ConstrucQon Scenografic  Studio Phil  Spencer Lucinda  Gleeson Leland  Kean Dino  Dimitriadis Max  Simmons Greg  Sieders Lisa  Barnes Kabuku  P R Robin  Monkhouse Johanna  Mulholland Belvoir  Street  Theatre KaQe  Hankin Rachel  Barnicoat Opera  Australia Kate  Armstrong-­‐Smith Louis  Dillon-­‐Savage Briallen  Clarke Andrea  Demetriades Bradley  Tomlinson

Michael Whalley Gareth  Williams Fayssal  Bazzi Tobasco  BazBridge Johanna  Mulholland Lisa  David David  Campbell Bundanon  Trust Pozible  Supporters Drew  Fairly Akos  Armont Lisa  Campbell Michelle  Guthrie Emma  Clair  Ford Troy  Henderson Christopher  Fosdick Chris  Ramos Heather  Miller Glad  McInerney Maria  Lawrie Elise  Brennan Marney  McQueen CharloMe  OMon Suzan  Liu Lucas  Newton Sarah  Snook Sjenna  Harbridge

Cameron Neill Liana  Slussareff Jo  Thomas Michele  Durman Ola  Nowicka Peter  Hardy Perl  Tan Virginia  Gay Kurt  Snedon Technicolour  Army James  Beach Brenda  Hartley Greg  Mclean Kit  Brookman   Bridget  Le  May Aimee  Horne Nick  Parsons


Tamarama Rock Surfers TheatrE Company

Tamarama Rock  Surfers  (TRS)  are  Australia’s  leading  independent  new  wri?ng   theatre  company.    We  are  commiWed  to  the  development  and  presenta?on  of   new  Australian  work.    Through  our  two  iconic  Sydney  venues;  The  Old  Fitzroy   Theatre  &  The  Bondi  Pavilion  Theatre,  we  aim  to  provide  access  to  for  ar?sts   and  audiences  alike.  The  Rock  Surfers’  goal  is  to  give  emerging  theatre  ar?sts  a   leg  up  into  the  Sydney  theatre  scene,  create  community  hubs  for  independent   ar?sts  and  show  case  the  very  best  new  Australian  work. The  Tamarama  Rock  Surfers  Theatre  Company  is  a  twofold  opera?on.  Firstly,   Tamarama  Rock  Surfers  is  a  produc?on  company  and  have  produced  dozens  of   new  Australian  works  at  The  Old  Fitzroy  Hotel,  Stables  Theatre,  and  The  Opera   House.  It  has  produced  work  of  such  notable  Australian  playwrights  as   Brendan  Cowell,  Toby  Schmitz,  Sue  Smith,  John  A  D  Fraser  and  Suzie  Miller. Secondly,  T RS  manages  the  Old  Fitzroy  Theatre  and  The  Bondi  Pavilion   Theatre,  ac?ng  as  a  parent  company  for  literally  hundreds  of  young,   independent  Australian  theatre  companies  and  thousands  of  emerging  ar?sts   since  we  began  in  1997. To  date  it  has  showcased  work  to  over  90,000  punters  and  presented  over  140   shows,  including  the  premieres  of  over  50  new  Australian  plays. Each  year  the  Old  Fitzroy  Theatre  hosts  up  to  12  main  stage  produc?ons  and   The  Bondi  Pavilion  hosts  six  main  stage  produc?ons.  Alongside  main  stage   produc?ons  both  venues  have  Late  Session  shows,  scratch  nights,  play  reading   nights,  mini  fes?vals,  community  events,  hire  func?ons  and  drama  workshops. at  T RS,  we  pride  ourselves  in  suppor?ng  the  next  crop  of  talented,  hungry,   emerging  theatre  prac??oners.  The  line  up  that  you  see  on  a  T RS  season  will   be  the  names  that  fill  the  main  stages  of  the  best  theatres  in  Sydney,  Australia   and  beyond  in  years  to  come.


Michael Sieders in association with Tamarama Rock Surfers present

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Songs for the Fallen Show Programme  

On January 15th 1847, Marie Duplessis - courtesan, party girl, liar and legend - got out of bed, put on a dress, ordered a bottle of champag...

Songs for the Fallen Show Programme  

On January 15th 1847, Marie Duplessis - courtesan, party girl, liar and legend - got out of bed, put on a dress, ordered a bottle of champag...