Catch Up With Felix Berger-O'Neil

Posted on 16 March 2015
Catch Up With Felix Berger-O'Neil

As an only child Felix spent many hours in front of the mirror making faces and putting on voices. This was the beginning of his love for acting; after being introduced to Shakespeare's Hamlet for the first time at 18 by his Literature teacher things spiraled from there. He graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 2014 where he.

As an only child Felix spent many hours in front of the mirror making faces and putting on voices. This was the beginning of his love for acting; after being introduced to Shakespeare's Hamlet for the first time at 18 by his Literature teacher things spiraled from there. He graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 2014 where he.

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Catch Up With Mark Dickinson

Posted on 16 March 2015
Catch Up With Mark Dickinson

This summer Mark Dickinson is playing both Jaques and Charles in the ASC productions 'As You Like It'. He has received some outstanding reviews for his "solid" (The Age) performance including the credit of being "one of our finest Music Theatre Performers. There doesn't seem to be anything he can't do and that glorious voice if always a joy" (Stage Whispers).

Before Mark found his way to the ASC stage he spent 8 years living and working in London and his theatrical credits include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Disney's High School Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone and Les Miserables. Mark's most notable Australian role is Dr Brian Ironwood, the face of Beyond Blue's Mantherapy campaign. Mark also played the role of Claudius in ASC's production of Hamlet, Col Ricci in Passion, Dan in Next To Normal, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Molokov in CHESS, Lt Brannigan in Guys And Dolls, Mike Kirkeby in Promises, Promises, Gus in CATS and Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

Australian film and television credits include the soon to be released Stories I Want To Tell You In Person by Lally Katz (ABC TV), House Husbands (Ch9), Ned (feature), South Pacific (feature), Digital Memory (short), The Damnation of Harvey McHugh (ABC TV).

We sat down with Mark to ask him a few quick questions about his career, performance in As You Like It and what is next for him!

Looking at your biography, you have a huge range of shows up your sleeve, from Les Mis to High School Musical. What parts do you prefer to play?

Yes, I've been very lucky with the diverse range of roles I have played. For a long time, I've been considered for [...]

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Catch up with Lucy Gransbury

Posted on 17 February 2015
Catch up with Lucy Gransbury

Anyone who has seen Lucy Gransbury up on stage already knows what a talent she is- but the behind the scenes Lucy is even more impressive (if you can believe it!). She sings, acts, dances, runs, writes, she is the face of our As You Like It posters and then, to top it all off, she is incredibly lovely.  This summer Lucy has been in two of our shows, Caribbean Pirates at the Polly Woodside Ship and Shakespeare's As You Like It in the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens. At times she had three performances a day and would run (yesrun) between sets. She is an absolute star and great gal. Lucy took a moment this week to answer some of our questions

Over the summer, all up how many shows will you have performed in?

In January I got to do 45 shows. A couple were cancelled for rain (damn you, Melbourne!), but for three weeks of January I was scheduled for 16 shows a week. It was awesome. By the end of the Shakespeare season in March, I think I'll be up to about 85 shows for the whole summer. And then I'll fall into a sleep coma, probably.

When Pirates and As You Like It were both playing over Jan, describe your day.

-7 a.m Beep. Beep. Beep. Curl my hair and tuck it under a hat. Drop my car off at the Botanic Gardens, jog 3km's to the Polly Woodside ship. Vegemite toast at the café next door to the ship (most of my pay packet went on toast. Seriously).

-9a.m Arrive at Polly Woodside, which gives us an hour to set-up, warm-up, and have a good ol' Pirate chat.

-10am Caribbean Pirates show, followed by photos [...]

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Alice and Peter Wowed Fans and Critics!

Posted on 10 February 2015
Alice and Peter Wowed Fans and Critics!

Although we love all of our shows equally, we in the company have a special soft spot for our family shows.  This summer we had 4 family shows playing in Australia, 1 in Sydney and 3 in Melbourne. Also, the 2014-2015 Summer Series saw the launch of a brand new show Alice in Never Neverland and we could not have been more thrilled with the reception!

We received lots of messages of support and some truly fabulous reviews. So for those who didn't get to see the show, have a read of this testimonial below and see what it was all about! Be sure to check this space later in the year to see what family shows we will be brining you in the 2015-2016 Summer Series.

"Thank you for the beautiful work you do! It is heartwarming to escape into how our children see and experience the world, to have the magical journeys and adventures, and to experience the joy and beauty of theatre together, I could not be more thrilled with the shows the ASC deliver. We saw Alice at Ripponlea previously and Pirates at Polly also and watch your site for shows! My husband is in shipping so the Pirates show was so much fun, who doesn't want to be a pirate when you are 3-10 (or even 30-100!)? Alice sparked a beautiful journey for my boys where we have read the book and watched every version both theatre and film. As a mum of boys I have loved this and it also began our journey into theatre for the kids. It has inspired my boys to start performing themselves with my son Sam (8 y/o) now auditioning to be in a local [..]

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White Night 2015

Posted on 3 February 2015
White Night 2015

White Night is on again this year in Melbourne on Saturday the 21st of Feb. Our plan for the evening is to start at As You Like It. Have a picnic at the show and then watch this wonderful production come to life in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens.

7.30pm: Arrive at As You Like It, settle in, set up your picnic, have a glass (or two..) of wine and watch the show start at 8.00pm

10.30pm: As You Like It finishes, make your way into the city via the tram up St Kilda Road.

To book tickets to As You Like It click here

For more information on White Night click here

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