I’ve been a performer for as long as I can remember. Not out of willfulness but because I had a grandmother who who taught me little songs at her piano and a mother who sent me off to elocution at a time when no-one else did that sort of thing. It was just a regular part of my life that I totally took for granted and which developed into a career. So thanks Nan and thanks Dod and thanks Christopher Robin and Policeman Jones with the great big feet…
Now, all these years on, I’ve unified the diversity of my talents under the title of Theatremaker. Even though I’ve made films and been in television, theatre really is my first love and I hope, like Moliere, I also die still doing it! My greatest excitement this year is that in July I am going to Hydra, Greece, to Play to the Gods in Euripides’ Trojan Women. My passion is Greek theatre and while I’ve seen much of it and written a great deal about it, this will be my first foray onto the orchestra. I’m sure I’ll be compelled to drop the odd blog post about it.
There’s Absolutely Nothing Like A Dame or Sing ‘Em Muck (from an idea by Kirk Alexander). Beleura House and Garden, Mornington and Como Historic House (September 2017)
http://www.classicmelbourne.com.au/nothing-like-dame-two/ (Archive March 2017)
The Magic Pudding – Beleura House and Garden, Mornington
Quilting the Armour – the story of the Kelly Women. with Rosemary Johns and Jeanie Haughton. http://www.theage.com.au/news/arts/heart-of-the-kelly-saga/2005/06/27/1119724575906.html
In development: Austen – a musical play by Rob Winlow.
The Last Women Triangle Theatre Company, Coventry U.K.
An Irishman and a Jew Go Into a Pub – Bloomsday In Melbourne
Yes, Yes, Yes! – Bloomsday In Melbourne
Carnivale of Vice – Bloomsday in Melbourne
Wilde About Joyce – Bloomsday in Melbourne
The Servant of the Revolution by Anitra Nelson
The Tragedy of Lucrece by Enzo Condello
Tango Femme by Merrilee Moss
Black Eyed Susan by Judy Doubas, Short and Sweet, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Brave New World & Dubbleinit Roaratorio, Bloomsday in Melbourne
The Knitting Circle, by Susan Pelligrino Short and Sweet, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Joyce’s Fall into Language, Bloomsday in Melbourne
Embalming the Dead Entertainer by Michael Conrick,
Dramaturg/Assist Director – The Bottomless Lolly Jar – Fairy Trina Productions
Dramaturg/Actor – The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen
Actor – Full biography and representation available through Melissa Rose Management http://www.melissarosemanagement.com.au/?projects=brenda-addie