cast biographies_the tragedy of lucrece

I am honoured to be working with a group of such talented, dedicated people on this challenging production. Introducing the first three cast members for this wonderful production.

PAUL DAWBER as BRUTUS / LUCIUS

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Paul is a theatre vetran, with credits including “Count Dracula” (QTC), “Two” (Malthouse), “Hamlet”,”Romeo & Juliet”, “The Merry Wives Of Windsor”, “Twelfh Night”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (The Los Angeles Shakespeare Co) and 400 performances in the Australian National Tour of “The Sound Of Music” (Gordon/Frost Org).

He also has numerous television credits, including “City Homicide”, “Rush” and most recently the TV movies “Dangerous Remedy” (ABC) and “Underground: The Julian Assange Story” (Matchbox Pictures).

Film work includes “Melvin, Son Of Alvin”, “Black Box” and the AFI nominated “Erskineville Kings”.

GORDON LINDSAY as KING TARQUIN

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Gordon Lindsay has a wealth of theatrical experience as both a performer and writer. His stage credits include: Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady, Fagin in Oliver, Madam Lucy in Irene, Mack in Mack & Mabel, Archie Rice in The Entertainer, Sergeant Bell in Reluctant Heroes, Henry in The Fantastics, Sir Percy Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Earl of Guerney in The Ruling Class, The Actor in The Woman in Black and Honore in Gigi.

Initially pleased to have the opportunity to play a King, Gordon quickly found that – as in most of Shakespeare’s work – this King is a complex and rather unsympathetic character. He has enjoyed working with and exploring these nuances in the script.

JOSIE EBERHART as BIANCA / ALTER SPIRIT

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Josie trained at the VCA last century and has recently returned to begin a Post-Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies.

After ten years of teaching high school drama and doing occasional appearances on TV, film and corporate/training videos, Josie returned to the theatre in 2011 in Six Characters in Search of an Author at la Mama Theatre. In 2012 she appeared in Cosi’ and Macbeth with Eaglesnest Theatre, in Under Milk Wood at the Welsh Church with Whistling Vicar Theatre and in First Fireworks with Reaction Theatre. Recent television credits include Woodley and Winners and Losers.

Josie is enjoying playing and finding the voices for two different characters in ‘Lucrece’ and is relishing the muscularity and poetic richness of the language.


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