Damien runs a self-styled escort business for professional women. A Uni friend, Marcus, turns up and agrees to help Damian with his busy schedule. Marcus’s mother then becomes involved and his girlfriend, Isabella, becomes dissatisfied with their relationship. Then Damien realises he rather likes Marcus’s mother. Then Isabella’s boss needs an escort and Marcus is the only one available … and it just gets worse!
Hayley Derwort – Director
Hayley has been a member of Marloo Theatre for the last four years and in that time she has tried it all. Her acting credits include Macbeth (Third Witch), Sex Toys (Trisha) and Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb (Drusilla). Her last show, After the Ball (2015) provided a new challenge as a director and she suspects she has found her niche.
Finding a good Australian play comes with a unique set of challenges. Every time I decide I want to direct I relish the challenge of finding something new and something Australian. Finding this play was an absolute experience. The first time I read the script I knew I had to bring it to stage.
Jake Dennis - Marcus
Jake Dennis is a singer who has performed cabaret shows at Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Rigby’s Bar, The Ellington, and the Don Russell, Kalamunda, Mandurah, and Subiaco Performing Arts Centres.
He has appeared on X Factor, The Couch, Telethon, and radio. Jake is also an internationally published poet, freelance journalist, quiz host, and corporate, wedding, private function, children's, and venue entertainer.
Brittany Isaia - Isabelle
Brittany has been involved in performing almost her entire life; dancing from age three and singing since she could talk. She was bitten by the acting bug in 2009 and has since been involved in countless productions. Most recently, Brittany starred as Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown for Garrick Theatre, Ariel in Footloose for Marloo Theatre and Skye in her original production Comatose that won her Best Actress, Best Original Script and Best Overall Production at the Hill's Festival in 2014. This is Brittany's fourth show with Marloo and she is looking forward to taking on the role of Isabelle alongside a fantastic cast and crew, and hopes everyone enjoys Gentleman Incorporated.
Owen Davies – Damien/George
Owen, a builder of sets, student of engineering, and lord of no less than two non-speaking roles, makes a triumphant step into the world of acting. To add further titles to his name and take his clothes off in front of people, he has taken on the role of Damien in “Gentlemen Incorporated. Owen has been involved in community theatre mainly with building of sets, including Terry Pratchett’s “Wyrd Sisters” at Marloo Theatre in 2016. Owens other interests include long walks on the beach, drawn out jokes with poor punch lines and the ancient art of fruitloop stacking (his personal best being seven). His philosophy is that everything gets better with a beer. Or two.
Alyssa Burton - Marion
Alyssa has been involved in community theatre since 2010, making her debut in Jesus Christ Superstar. Since then, she has starred in various plays and musicals including Wicked (Madame Morrible), Snoopy(Peppermint Patty), After The Ball (Maureen), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), High Fidelity (Charlie) and the 2014 Marloo One Act Season (Nerissa, Nurse Dracula). She is excited to be in a show where the men are the hookers for once
Marsha Alison - Elinor
After being inspired by performances at Perth's Blue Room Theatre, Marsha enrolled in acting studies at Ali Roberts Studio. Signed by Actors Management International soon after, Marsha is now excited to be making her theatrical debut in Gentlemen Incorporated. Of Anglo-Indian heritage, Marsha aims to continue exploring her love of theatre by expanding on her training, and making sure to throw herself in the deep end whenever possible. When not acting, Marsha can be found working as a librarian, raising her 7-year-old daughter, and convincing people that she really is 40 years old.
Scrooge The Pantomime Nov/Dec 2016
Richard Hadler - Ebenezer Scrooge
Timothy Presant - Jacob Marley
Blake Prosser - Fred
Rachel Vonk - Dough
Suzy June Wakeling - Nut
Tim Ward - Head Spook
Jacqui Warner - Jan Butty
Joshua White - Tiny Tim
Peter White - Bob Crachit
Sarah White - Mrs Cratchit
Adrian Ashman, Jacquie Ashman
Jacob Clayton, Ray Egan
Sophie David, Marjorie De Caux
Jana Gardner, Guy Jackson
Allan Lai, Katherine Leevers
Suzanna Matla, Lilly Miller
Luke Miller, Shelly Miller
Caitlyn Moloney, Molly O'Heir
Niah O'Hehir, Natasha Smith
Lee Thompson, Simone Willis
Sam White, Sarah Zuiddam
One Act Season 2016
Wyrd Sisters July 2016
17th June to 9th July 2016
Adapted by Stephen Briggs
Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up “’til the knob comes off”. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).
Terry Pratchett’s novel Wyrd Sisters was the first to be adapted by Stephen Briggs back in 1990; since then he has adapted 20 more – some yet to be published.
Granny Weatherwax - Fi Livings Nanny Ogg - Chantelle Pitt Magrat Garlick - Alisha Napier Duke Felmet - Ryan Marano Lady Felmet - Taneal Thompson Fool - Billy Darlington Vitoller - Ryan Marano Mrs Vitoller - Kathleen Nyland Tomjon - Lochland Baynham Hwel - Suzy June Wakeling Sergeant - Kayleigh Lux
Demon - Molly O'heir Bowman - Thomas Outred Soldier 1 - Kira Pearce Soldier 2 - Glenda Napier Chamberlain - Rosemary Bruce
- Sabrina O'brien Wimsloe - Nova Player - Verity Bruce Peasant 1 - Verity Lux Guard 1 - Verity Bruce Guard 2 - Sabrina O'brien
Guard 3 - Kira Pearce Guard 4 - Lochland Baynham Robber 1 - Aryan Menon Robber 2 - Diana Robber 3 - Thomas Outred Actor 1 - Molly O'heir Witch 1 - Rosemary Bruce
The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife's illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a "foreigner" from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he's a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge's guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.
Footloose Feb/Mar 2016
Director: Joe Isaia
Musical Director: Suzanne Kosowitz
Choreographer: Arianah Isaia
When teenager Ren McCormack and his mother move from big-city Chicago to a small town, he's in for a real culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. But he finds some small pleasure – Ariel Moore, a troubled but sweet girl with a jealous boyfriend and a father who is also the town’s bible-thumping minister responsible for keeping it dance-free. With the senior prom around the corner, Ren and his classmates fight the no-dancing law in the hope of revitalizing the spirit of the repressed townspeople. With its Oscar-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) this celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage at Marloo.
This new and original script by Gail Lowe, follows the adventures of Dick and his friends as they travel from London to Morocco in search of fame and fortune.
It has a strong, comic story line and some entertaining new characters as well as the traditional favourites of Kitty, Sarah the cook, King Rat and the Sultan. There is the ‘tomboyish’ Alice, the man-chasing Maneeta, evil Esmerelda and of course Dick.
A fun filled panto with many musical numbers from start to finish: a Cat, a Camel and lots of laughs, culminating in an exciting showdown in King Rat’s lair.
Brendan Tobin & Amamda Minutillo
Fairy Bowbells - Natasha Smith
Esmerelda - Siobhan Vincent Rosalind - Sophie David Kitty - Tanya Doogan Alderman Fitzwarren - Paul Reed Bosun Bowleg - David Seman Sarah the Cook - Suzanna Matla Alice Fitzwarren - Melissa Bull Dick Whittington - Channing Whitworth King Rat - David Bain I - Jonathan Quinn Spy - Angus Cummings Miss Peabody - Jacqui Ashman Jeeves - Timothy Presant The Sultan - Michael hart Maneeta - Tyler Morgan Rats - Thomas Outred, James Dick , Sophie David Chorus - Adrian Ashman, Jenny Trestrail, Paul Presbury
One Act Season 2015
The opening play, The Tip of the Spear, was written by James Forte and featured the brilliant Ray Egan, who entertained the audience with his character’s wartime memories.
This was followed by a recitation of When Dacey Rode the Mule by Banjo Paterson spoken by Ray Egan.
A one-act by British playwright Michael Frayn, is a
delicious divertissement about a host and hostess
hurtled into growing panic at a dinner party in their
London home. Trying to keep some dinner guests
apart proves to be a monumental and hilarious
Directed by Harrison MacLennan
Cast: Paul Reed & Chantelle Pitt
Basin Street Blues July 2015
"Basin Street Blues"
New Orleans in 1917
17th July to 8th August
TONY’S music brings heartache and joy to everyone who comes to THE RISING SUN, a famous “Sporting House” (read Brothel). Working Girl PEARL is the one girl he wants to leave with tonight, but she is owned by FRANK “THE DUDE” a greedy and violent man.
BASIN STREET BLUES - with music and dance – tells the drama of these and other characters, in the few days before the famous Storyville district in this melting-pot city was closed. And music in the world changed forever.
An original script by John Beaton
Directed by Aarne Neeme
It's My Party (And I'll Die if I Want To) May 2015
1st to 16th May 2015
A Delightful Comedy directed by Brendan Tobin.
Ron Patterson has only 111 minutes left to live and he invites the kids around for pavlova, sausage rolls, party pies and a bit of quality time.
As he attempts to tie up the loose ends of his life, all the juicy neuroses of his very dysfunctional family come to the fore.
From the writer of the highly successful comedy “Secret Bridesmaids Business” – Elizabeth Coleman’s dark comedy is a tale of anxiety and absurdity.