Dracula Cast

Last night I hung out with the Dracula cast as they were preparing for the show. Here’s what happened;

 

Actors taking a nap
Actors taking a nap

 

Alex Aldrich
Alex Aldrich

 

Brigid Gallagher
Brigid Gallagher

 

Brigid Gallagher
Brigid Gallagher

 

Morgan Maguire with Brigid
Morgan Maguire with Brigid

 

Janine Watson
Janine Watson

 

Amanda McGregor
Amanda McGregor

 

Amanda McGregor
Amanda McGregor

 

Kevin Kiernan-Molloy
Kevin Kiernan-Molloy

 

Kevin Kiernan-Molloy
Kevin Kiernan-Molloy

 

Zoe Boesen
Zoe Boesen

 

Zoe Boesen
Zoe Boesen

 

Catherine Davies
Catherine Davies

 

Catherine Davies
Catherine Davies

 

Cat with Amanda
Cat with Amanda

 

Come and see our (Little Ones Theatre’s) show. It closes on the 14th November. Click here to book.

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Costume Illustrations for Little Ones Theatre’s Dracula

Illustrations inspired by master/monster illustrator Renee Gruau, who, from the 1920’s, dictated the look of fashion, gender and identity still heavily subscribed to today.

 

Inspired by Bela Lugosi
Inspired by Bela Lugosi

 

Inspired by Maggie Cheung's character from Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love.
Inspired by Maggie Cheung’s character from Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love. The Cheongsam had been worn by the Chinese for centuries, but only became tailored and fitted to the body from the 1920’s, influenced by the Western dress and first worn by celebrities and high-class courtesans.

 

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Inspired by 40’s wartime anxieties

 

Inspired by Madonna
Fantasy bridal

 

Inspired by Madonna
Inspired by Madonna

 

Inspired by Louise Brooks, and Winona Ryder
Inspired by Louise Brooks, and Winona Ryder

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Melbourne Fringe Festival 2014 Launch

Bathed in the pink glow of theatre lights, some of the 5000+ artists in this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival gather for the launch of its biggest ever program.

 

Bella Mae Gray, clearly excited at the Fringe Festival launch.
Bella Mae Gray, clearly excited at the Fringe Festival launch.

 

Beau
Beau McCafferty from the Northcote Town Hall venue.

 

 

Hannah Cuthbertson
Hannah Cuthbertson channels ‘Pretty in Pink’ in this 80’s leopard prom thriller.

 

Producer Bek Berger
Producer Bek Berger taking in the pink radiance.

 

Champagne?

 

Bespectacled

 

Melbourne Fringe publicist Fiona Brook, (trying on my glasses.)
Melbourne Fringe publicist Fiona Brook, (looking iconic in my Ultra Goliath II glasses.)

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Chickenapalooza!

Following Simon’s win of the chook raffle last week at Abundance, we celebrated chickens and friends and revisited costumes from Dangerous Liaisons.

 

Katie, Stephen and Tessa in the new rendition of Dangerous Liaisons.
Katie, Stephen and Tessa in the new rendition of Dangerous Liaisons.

 

 

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Josh Wright with the new Adidas complete with a touch of matador.
Josh Wright with the new Adidas complete with a touch of matador.

 

 

Ed Booth with Tessa Leigh Woffenbuttel Pitt
Ed Booth with Tessa Leigh Woffenbuttel Pitt

 

View outtakes at Ooooooops.com

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Abundance 2014 at Theatre Works

Abundance has occurred once again, at Theatre Works. This year, the fundraiser supports four independent theatre shows; Elbow Room’s The Motion of Light in Water, Uninvited Guests’ I Heart John McEnroe, Dirty Pretty Theatre’s Thérèse Raquin and Little Ones Theatre’s The House of Yes.  Like last year, the event was a glorious night of exquisite cabaret-style performances with fab artists including Jane Badler, Grammy award winner Jeff Bova,Virginia Gay and Roderick Cairns (a spectacular cover of Space Oddity as an ode to Virginia’s nephew,) Beau Heartbreaker, Nicholas Renfree-Marks, Angela Hogan, Joseph Chetty and Luisa Hastings Edge (doing Kate Bush’s Babooshka!) amidst a set of a golden fishing village inhabited by eccentric and mildly-grotesque fish people (designed by yours truly.)

 

My take on Luca Giordano and Giuseppe Recco's The Riches of the Sea with Neptune Tritons and Two Nereids.
My take on Luca Giordano and Giuseppe Recco’s The Riches of the Sea with Neptune Tritons and Two Nereids.

 

Simon won the most coveted prize of the evening.  The chook raffle. Two chooks that had been lovingly cared for. And they will soon be savoured.

Simon Matthews wins the chook raffle.
Simon Matthews wins the chook raffle.

 

Joseph Chetty
Joseph Chetty

 

Also performing was Jane Badler, who played the ultimate super-b* villain as Diana in the series V.  I remember collecting playing cards with Diana on them, which, at that time, I could purchase for a mere 15 cents for a whole sheet of 20 perforated cards.

 

Jane Badler in the dressing room after her performance.
Jane Badler in the dressing room after her performance.

 

Of course, there was also the very popular photo-booth.

 

Lachlan Woods at the photo booth
A photo of Lachlan Woods taking a photo of me taking a photo of him.

 

Dressups at the photo booth.
Dressups at the photo booth.

 

And there was dance.

 

Tom Dent
Tom Dent

 

Including this chicken dance. (View dance here)

Would ma’am like some chicken salt on your chips?

 

Simon Matthews and Tessa Leigh Woffenbuttel Pitt dancing with the organic chooks.
Simon Matthews and Tessa Leigh Woffenbuttel Pitt dancing with the organic chooks.

 

 

 

 

And DJs.

 

Stephen Nicolazzo and Katie Sfetkidis under the glow of Katie's Jellyfish installation from 'In Deep Water.'
Stephen Nicolazzo and Katie Sfetkidis under the glow of Katie’s Jellyfish installation from ‘In Deep Water.’

 

 

 

 

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