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CAST

Gabby

After graduating from Actors Centre Australia, Madeleine played Sally Bowles in Cabaret directed by Louise Fisher and Jill Mason in Equus directed by Helen Tonkin, both for New Theatre. In 2011 Madeleine toured Australia with Poetry In Action.

In 2012, she played Mole in Wind In The Willows for the Australian Shakespeare Co., Ophelia in Harlos Productions’ Hamlet, Hermia in Garnet Productions’ A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cissy in the Anthony Skuse directed Punk Rock for pantsguys and ATYP (Sydney Theatre Award, Best Independent Production).

2013 saw her in Girl In Tan Boots for Griffin Independent, directed by Susanna Dowling, as Sister Martha in Cyrano De Bergerac (Sydney Theatre Award, Best Independent Production) and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, both for Sport for Jove Theatre Company and directed by Damien Ryan and Adam Cook respectively.

In 2014 she appeared in The Incredible Book Eating Boy at Sydney Opera House for CDP, M.ROCK for STC and ATYP, and the MTC/GFO production of Once, directed by John Tiffany (Green Room Award, Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical).

In 2015, she played the lead role of Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut in the Jo Turner directed Avenue Q and Katherine in Sport for Jove’s Love's Labours Lost, directed by Damien Ryan.

2016 saw her in Mr Stink for CDP, directed by Jonathan Biggins and Straight for Brilliant Adventures and KXT, directed by Shane Bosher.

In 2017 Madeleine played Patty in the Queensland Theatre tour of Simon Phillips’ Ladies In Black as well as Hermia in Sport for Jove’s A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Susanna

Dowling, Juliet in Romeo And Juliet and Ariel in The Tempest both directed by Damien Ryan for

Sport for Jove. 2017 also saw her as Rhonda Epinstall in the STC/Global Creatures production of

Muriel's Wedding The Musical (Sydney Theatre Award, Best Musical), directed by Simon

Phillips, for which she won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a

Musical.

Madeleine’s screen credits include Devil's Dust for the ABC (Dir. Jessica Hobbs), as well as short films Emu (Dir. Kacie Anning), Waking Moon (Dir. D’Arby Deck), Jump (Dir. Josh Mawer) and Series 1 & 2 of Kacie Anning's award-winning webseries Fragments of Friday.

Madeleine is a proud member of Actors Equity.

Bryan

Jo is an actor, writer and director and has trained at Ecole Jaques Lecoq in Paris, France. As an actor, he has worked for Bell Shakespeare in Antony And Cleopatra and The Merchant Of Venice, and Sydney Theatre Company in Ruby MoonThyestes, Howard KatzNew Russian Plays and Fears And Miseries Of The Third Reich

Other credits include The Imaginary Invalid (Ensemble Theatre), Faustus (Belvoir) and Hysteria (Darlinghurst Theatre).

His Music Theatre credits include Somewhere: The Musical Of Penrith (by Tim Minchin & Kate Mulvaney) and The Sound Of Music.

On television, Jo has appeared in Home And AwayAll SaintsThe Doctor Blake MysteriesCampWhite Collar Blue and Backberner.
His film credits include TruthYou Can't Stop The Murders and The Making Of Darlings.

Marlene

Ali's favourite performance credits include The Servant of Two Masters, Let’s

See How Fast This Baby Will Go, Richard III, Anything Goes, Life After

George, The Women, Macbeth, And Then There Were None, Journey To The

West, Wind In The Willows, Annie, Oh The Humanity and Other Good

Intentions.

Currently based in Sydney but originally from the UK, Ali has also worked

extensively in technical production, and in Australia has toured shows for

GFO, Sydney Festival, MonkeyBaa, Theatre of Image and Pacific Opera,

among others, as well as mentoring stage management students at NIDA.

 

​ Ali regularly works as a corporate and medical roleplayer and has spoken at events for companies including Rolls-Royce and Longmans PublishingShe also once worked in Buckingham Palace.

 

She would like to thank one or two former bosses from her time in corporate land for giving her some invaluable insights into Marlene. You know who you are. Or maybe you don’t…

Peter

Julian is an actor, director and producer from Sydney. He's trained in Acting at the Atlantic Acting School in New York and has appeared in film and theatre productions around the world. Credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Off Broadway, New York), The Steward of Christendom (world tour), Reefer Madness (Factory Theatre), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (New Theatre), Jurassic: That Is One Big Pile of Musical! (New Theatre), Hedda Gabler (TAP Gallery) and TV commercials for Real Insurance, KFC, Pizza Hut, Punters.com.au among others. He can be heard in voice over work for Foxtel, NAB, Volkswagen, Mazda and Investible. Julian is also a directing graduate from the Australian Film, Television & Radio School, directing web series Quite Frankly, short film Gone and anti hate speech video Navigating the Net as part of Google's 'Create for Change' and 'Share Some Good' programs. His films have screened at festivals in the UK, Europe and Australia. Finally, as a producer of theatre and events he has worked on projects including Spectrum Now Festival, Kidtopia Festival, TEDx Sydney, Pacha Sydney and a number of large scale music events and tours. 

Patti

Josephine trained at NIDA, after first graduating with an English Literature degree from

Cambridge University.

Recent credits include The Talk (Rich Mix, London), The White Bike (The Space, London),

Unlocked (AllDayBreakfast, Bristol), The Hidden Track (TV, Russia), I Walk In Your Words (Rich Mix, London), Threnody (Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney), Trade (HurrahHurrah,

Sydney).

Winner of Best Actress, NoBudge Independent Cinema Awards, for Blue Monday (dir.

Charles Chintzer Lai).

As well as acting, Josephine is also a writer, represented by Shanahan Management.

Kathryn Peterson

Rochelle

​Kathryn Peterson has performed in well over 50 stage musicals and plays since she was 9 years old. As a young adult she became involved with a number of community and pro-am theatre groups in Sydney, performing with professionals such as Angry Anderson, Normie Rowe and Mark Williams of Dragon fame, whilst studying teaching

at University and pursuing classical singing training. In 2016 Kathryn decided to give screen acting a go and has been privileged to work on a number of corporate videos, TVCs, web series, music videos and TV series in

the past 12 months. “On Hold” was her very first on-set experience and remains her favourite to date!

Madeline Clouston

Sophie

Madeline is currently studying Performance Making at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Her passion for show tunes and the stage first led her to perform in original musical The Atheist’s Guide to the Galaxy, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Sydney Fringe Festival (2012). She has performed at the Rocks Pop Up Festival in her self devised interactive food performance N.U.T.S (2013) and in her co-devised one act play (dis)Solution at Sydney Fringe (2016).

 

More recently Madeline created a one act musical with the On Hold writing team called Miss Westralia which was performed in the His Majesty's Theatre season for Fringeworld Festival 2018. Madeline also produces films, with her most recent project One Night Only being accepted into the Frameline Film Festival (2017) and several other international festivals.  

Rupert

Sean Perez is a graduate of The Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Mackay - CQUniversity (BA Music, Specialisation Musical Theatre), The Western Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW (Cert IV Musical Theatre) & Cranebrook High School (Cert II & III Live Technical Production).

Sean has performed at some of Sydney's iconic locations such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Dreamworld, Sea World & Luna Park Sydney.

His film & screen credits include Busy As Usual: The Web Series, What If It Works? (Gold Coast Film Festival Winner), Deep Water (SBS), Cleverman (ABC), Rake (ABC), Carlotta (ABC), I Will Survive (TEN) & Four Corners (ABC). 

Sean has worked with and for some of the world's iconic performers such as Kylie Minogue, Courtney Act, William Forsythe, Kelly Abby, Amy Campbell, Sydney Mardi Gras & The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. 

Veronica Clavijo

Olive

Veronica is a performing artist and creative working and living in Sydney. She is currently playing Louise in ‘Alison’s House’ (Depot Theatre), played Tzeitel in ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ (RMS) and starred in ‘It’s Not You’, a short film by Mel White (AFTRS).

 

Veronica completed her Cert IV in Performing Arts and is now undertaking a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Media and Philosophy. She is a current student at Sydney Actors Collective under the guidance of Chum Ehelepola and Eden Falk and has developed her performance skills with some of Sydney’s best coaches including Linda Nagle, Bill Pepper and Paige Walker.

 

Veronica has been cast in leading and featured roles in national television commercials including Toyota Hilux, Commonwealth Bank and HCF. She worked with Ian Meadows and Ashley Ricardo on TV Pilot project ‘Me and You’, was cast in the ensemble for ‘Fame! The Musical’(Birdie Productions), played Teena Gikas in ‘Baraki 2010’ (Take Away Theatre) and has a plethora of short films, web series and indie projects under her belt.

 

When Veronica is not pursuing her dream of performing you can find her writing, reading or studying. On her days off she is a dance, singing and drama teacher to a number of wonderful students at Dare To Shine Dance Studio, a family business in Marrickville. Veronica is thrilled to be playing Olive in ‘On Hold’ and wants to thank the wonderful team behind the project for having her on board. 

Betty

Pollyanna is currently completing her BFA in Acting at NIDA, she will graduate in 2019. 

Some of her previous credits include: Short Film Mantis directed by Camilla Turnbull, Hero Leaves One Tooth at The Old 505 Theatre, The Tragedy Of Antigone with Ninefold Theatre Co, Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom with Brevity Theatre Co, Feature Film Witkacy i Malinowski as supporting lead Jadwiga Janczewska, Lady Hamlet as Hamlet, Cursed Hearts Romeo & Juliet at ATYP, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest as Nurse Ratched, 

Bye Bye Birdie as Kim McAfee, Ruby Moon at the Seymour Centre, Twelfth Night as Viola directed by Sarah Goodes.

Miriam Capper

Sherie

A graduate of International Screen Academy, Miriam has studied under Philip Quast, Kevin Jackson, and Lyn Pierse. Her debut feature film role in Akoni will be released in 2018 with Cannes selected director Genna Chanelle Hayes.

 

Stage credits include Lily in Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock (dir. Elsie Edgerton-Till), Miss Hannigan in Annie and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (SYMT), and the title role in The Political Bachelorette. Recent short film credits include Roaches, Quest for Love, Eat Me, Pop, and Demons.

 

Miriam also regularly acts in, and creates, immersive theatre. She is a troupe member for Underground Cinema and Secret Squirrel Productions. Recent performances include Allison Wonderland Scarehouse Project, Zedtown: State of Emergency, Feast of the Deceiver, Murder in the Distillery, Kingdom, and Delirium.

Victoria Celestini

Sutton

Tori began her musical career at age eleven in her home state of North Carolina. She took part in Kids on Broadway productions (now NCT Conservatory), including Children of Eden (featured dancer) & Blood Brothers (Donna Marie). A regular participant in NCT's Summer Theatre Arts School, Tori was awarded the Craig Schulman scholarship for Voice in its 2006 inception. 

 

Mainstage productions with North Carolina Theatre: Wizard of Oz, Evita, Broadway in Concert & Children of Eden. Career highlights include a gubernatorial inauguration, NC Opera's Carmen & Ira David Wood III's annual production of A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig, 2010). 

 

Tori is thrilled to make her Australian debut!

Susan Ling Young

Cleaner

Australian-born Chinese, Music Theatre trained Actor (ACTT).

A former night-shift Registered Nurse, who left the hospital to ‘Live Dangerously’!

Notable Credits include –

Feature Films - UNIndian, Suppose the Night (Tasted Like Sugar)

(And a speaking role with a Hollywood Leading Man, in an Action Film shot in South Africa - Awaiting

international release!)

TV Series – Soul Mates (Bina Bong), Redfern Now, Deadly Women (docu-drama)

Short Films – Gavin, Mary in the Locker Room, The Auction (Tropfest finalist)

Web-series – Fragments of Friday (Maddie’s Mum)

Music Theatre – Noli Me Tangere

Verbatim Theatre Play – Parramatta Girls (Lynette)

Writer/Director/Co-Producer of Award-winning Short Film – Escape from the Cafe of Healthy

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