Hugh Jackman. Frances O'Connor. Jai Courtney. All of these extraordinary actors share one thing in common - they learned their craft under Chris Edmund. Chris has directed over 150 productions, and has a 30+ year association with one of Australia’s most prominent performing arts schools, WAAPA. He himself is a writer, director, and painter. You can see his work at chrisedmund.net, and be a part of one of his classes at Melbourne’s 16th Street Actors studio.
Fast Forward. Full Frontal. Open Slather. Marg Downey is as iconic as they come in the comedy space of Aussie TV. She started her career as part of the D-generation, and went on to write & act in pivotal parts on Fast Forward, & Full Frontal in her early years, and onto things like Blue Heelers, House Husbands, Open Slather, and, most recently Top of The Lake. She is a part of the Melbourne theatre troop, The Kin Collective, who’s current show, Shrine, by Tim Winton, is playing from May 24th through to June 18, at FortyFive Downstairs in Melbourne. Tickets can be purchased from fortyfivedownstairs.com.
Killing Heidi. RockWiz. The Verses. At the age of just 13, Ella Hooper was ripping up the Aussie rock scene, as the front woman of legendary band, Killing Heidi. At it’s release, their debut record, Reflector, was the fastest selling album of all time. Since the band hit pause in 2006, Ella has gone on to have a hugely successful career on TV & radio, in shows like Spicks & Specks, & RockWiz. Today, 20 years after Killing Heidi began, she steps into the chat cave, to talk about the band reuniting for a national tour. The band are coming to a venue near you, you can see them in WA on June 2nd at the Store Theatre, with shows on the 3rd of June at The Gov in South Australia, The Metro Theatre in Sydney on the 8th, a sold out show in Melbourne on the 9th at 170 Russell, and rounding it out on the 10th of June in Brisbane at the Tivoli. You can get more info and tickets at ticketmaster.com.au. Songs featured in this episode include Ella’s solo tune, Shard off the New Magic album, and Killing Heidi’s smash hits Weir, & Living Without It.
Killing Heidi are one of the biggest musical acts to grace Australian shores. Today, to chat about 20 years of Killing Heidi, and their upcoming reunion tour, founding member, Jesse Hooper, jumps into the ramble room. The tour kicks off on June 2nd at the Store Theatre in WA, with shows on the 3rd of June at The Gov in South Australia, The Metro Theatre in Sydney on the 8th, a sold out show in Melbourne on the 9th at 170 Russell, and rounding it out on the 10th of June in Brisbane at the Tivoli. You can get more info and tickets at ticketmaster.com.au. Songs featured in this episode include Mascara, I Am, and Kettle.
16th Street Actors Studio is one of Australia's foremost acting schools. Kim Krejus new from age 19 that she wanted to teach actors. Following on from an incredibly success and sustained career, which included studying in Australia, the USA, and UK, as well as performing on stage & screen, she retired from acting in pursuit of teaching. In 2009, she opened 16th Street Actor’s Studio. You can find out more information on the school at www.16thstreet.com.au.