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Randle Patrick McMurphy
Born in Melbourne, Lachy Hulme is widely regarded as one of Australia’s “most powerful, versatile and transformative actors,” winning both the Silver Logie Award for Best Actor and the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama for his portrayal of volatile real- life media baron ‘Sir Frank Packer’ in “Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story” (2013). Lachy was previously nominated for both awards for portraying Sir Frank’s mercurial son ‘Kerry Packer’ in “Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War” (2012) — a show which remains the most-watched 2-part mini-series in Australian television history.
Lachy began his career in TheatreSports before being cast as ‘Bernie Litko’ in David Mamet’s searing comedy “Sexual Perversity In Chicago” for two independent theatrical runs (1990/1991). This was followed by turns in “Bonfire Downside” (1992) and “Rinaldo 441” (1992) (both written by the-then 21 year-old Hulme) leading to a stint writing for TV comedy favourite “Acropolis Now” (1992) and as screenwriter of the Canadian crime thriller “Men With Guns” (1997) starring Paul Sorvino and Donal Logue.
Back in Australia, Lachy appeared in the independent feature “Four Jacks” (1999) before starring in the ‘based on a true story’ adventure-comedy “Let’s Get Skase” (2001), which he also co-wrote. This led to a series of diverse movie roles including: “The Matrix Revolutions” (2003) and video game spin-off “Enter The Matrix” (2003); “The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course” (2003); “BoyTown” and “BoyTown Confidential” (2006); “Macbeth” (as ‘Macduff’) (2006); “Killer Elite” (with Robert De Niro) (2011), “Scumbus” (2012); “Any Questions For Ben?” (2012); and “The Little Death” (2014), and others.
In 2008, Lachy was cast in TVs “The Hollowmen” (2008), the dead-on political satire from Working Dog Productions, creators of “Frontline” (1994-1997), “The Castle” (1997) and “The Dish” (2000). The role of quick-thinking Canberra “spin doctor” ‘David “Murph” Murphy’ would change the course of Lachy’s career, leading to roles in a slew of television productions now regarded as the “New Golden Age of Aussie TV,” with every show either winning or being nominated for multiple industry awards including “The Hollowmen” and:
“Rush” (2009); “Chandon Pictures” (2009); “Offspring” (as ‘Dr. Martin Clegg, Ph.D.’) (2010-2017); “Beaconsfield” (as ‘Todd Russell’) (2012); “Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War” (2012); “Jack Irish: Black Tide” (2012); “Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story” (2013); “It’s A Date” (2014); “Gallipoli” (as ‘Lord Kitchener’) (2015); “The Secret River” (as ‘Thomas Blackwood’) (2015), and STAN’s sequel to “Romper Stomper” (2018).
Of these, Lachy was nominated for multiple awards, including: the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor for “Offspring” “Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War” and “Beaconsfield” (all 2012); the ACCTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama for “The Secret River” and the Logie Award for Best Actor for “Romper Stomper” (2018).
Lachy’s other television credits include: “Blue Heelers” (1998); “Stingers” (1999); “White Collar Blue” (2002); “The Librarians” (2010); “The Ex PM” (2015) (as ‘Lachy Hulme/Himself’); “Sandy Roberts Presents: The Wordsmith” (2015) (co-written and directed with Guy Sawrey-Cookson), and AMC’s “Preacher” (2019) (as ‘Frankie Toscani’).
During this period, Lachy returned to the theatre as ‘Kjell Bjarne’ in “Elling” by Simon Bent, directed by Pamela Rabe (2009/Sydney Theatre Company); as ‘Professor Calvin Schuller’ in “The Speechmaker” by Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Sitch, directed by Sam Strong (2014/Melbourne Theatre Company), and as ‘Charlie Fox’ in “Speed-The- Plow” by David Mamet, directed by Andrew Upton (2016/Sydney Theatre Company).
Next, Lachy will portray author Ken Kesey’s iconic anti-hero ‘Randle Patrick McMurphy’ in the main-stage revival of Dale Wasserman’s play “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne, in a StoreyBoard Entertainment production, in 2020.
Lachy Hulme is a passionate supporter of the Essendon Football Club.
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Roz Hammond is a highly accomplished theatre, film and television actor.
Her numerous television appearances include sixty episodes of ABC drama The Heights, ten series of Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, Five Bedrooms and Jack Irish. Other long running roles include three series of The Librarians, three series of The Micallef Programme, three series of Skithouse and Thank God You’re Here together with guest roles in everything from Blue Heelers, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Let Down, Please Like Me, It’s a Date, Offspring, Mr and Mrs Murder, Outland, Slide, The King, Curtin and Newstopia.
She has performed leading roles for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Black Swan Theatre Company and Playbox Theatre. Her own solo shows have toured internationally and she has been nominated for Best Show at Perth Fringe Festival, the Golden Gibbo at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Female Performance at the Dublin Fringe Festival.
Her film roles include Cheryl in Australian classic Muriel’s Wedding and The Dish.
As a writer, her credits include Home and Away, It’s a Date, Little Lunch, Skithouse, Eric, Small Tales and True as well as her solo theatre shows.
Roz has been a member of the MEAA for over twenty five years.
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Jeremy Proulx is a proud Indigenous Two-Spirit storyteller, arts-educator and multi- disciplined artist (actor / writer / dancer / filmmaker) of both Anishnabe (Ojibwe) and Haudenosaunee (Oneida) descent, originally from Turtle Island within the community of Neyaashiinigmiing, simply translated in Anishnaabemowin as “point of land surrounded on three sides by water.” His career as an actor and storyteller onstage has taken him all across Canada, USA and Europe including Brazil, United Kingdom, Poland, Macedonia, Italy, and Greece. He holds degrees in both filmmaking from York University’s B.F.A. Film & Video program and theatre from the Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s full-time conservatory program. When not performing, Jeremy’s other passion is working with Indigenous youth to help guide and inspire them to tell their own unique stories through the fine arts.
Jeremy is extremely honoured to be making his Australian debut at Her Majesty’s Theatre and working with StoreyBoard Entertainment Productions as well as an amazing creative time of artists and storytellers.
Select theatre credits: BONES: An Aboriginal Dance Opera, An Aboriginal Journey with Brecht, Miinigooweziwin…The Gift and From the Aztlan to the Zocalo (Banff Centre), The Ecstasy of Rita Joe (Western Canada Theatre and the National Arts Centre), William Shakespeare’s King Lear (National Arts Centre), Where the Blood Mixes (Teesri Duniya Theatre), Bent Boy (Centre for Indigenous Theatre), Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth and A Christmas Carol (Magnus Theatre).
International theatre credits: Red Forest (Young Vic in London, UK; Teatro Vascello in Rome, Italy and Teatro Ermanno Fabbi in Modena, Italy) for Belarus Free Theatre, the MOT International Theatre Festival in Skopje, Macedonia, the Brave Festival in Wroclaw, Poland and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for both the Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington, Indiana and the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia for which he won a BroadwayWorld.com award for Best Actor in a Play. Jeremy portrayed the character of Lennie Small in a 2016 USA stage production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (Maples Repertory Theatre) in Macon, Missouri. He was last seen performing in the United Kingdom in 2018 in Sheffield Theatre’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on their world-renowned Crucible Stage, for which he reprised his award-winning role as Chief Bromden to great critical acclaim.
Jeremy’s first written play Pane Jaagide: Everlasting Fire – A Nawash Story was workshopped and presented in September 2018. He is currently writing his second play, Fallen Feathers, about healing, reconciliation and displacement, based on the experiences and stories of missing and murdered Indigenous youth within Canada and the USA.
Chi-Miigwetch to my family and friends for their unconditional love and support throughout the years. I wish to dedicate my performance to the loving memory of my beautiful ngashi/mother, Ogitcheedakwe/Yeliwah^:tu/Vicky Proulx, who touched so many lives with her unwavering spirit, love and generosity.
More information about Jeremy can be found at www.jeremy-proulx.com
Anton Berezin has recently performed in Ragtime for The Production Company, Sunday in the Park with George for Watch This, Sweeney Todd for TEG-Lifelike and Evita for Opera Australia. He has previously had roles in Australian productions of Wicked, The Producers, Side Show Alley, Cabaret the Musical, Follies, Fiddler on the Roof, How To Succeed in Business, Cats, Mack and Mabel, Anything Goes, Rain the Musical, Doctor Zhivago as the alternate lead, as Eichelberger in Promises, Promises and starred in musical The Light in the Piazza at the Arts Centre. On television, Anton has had roles in Newton’s Law, Jack Irish, Neighbours, The Secret Life of Us, Marshall Law, MDA and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. In 2015, he was in the cast of Princess Pictures’ television opera The Divorce.
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A NIDA graduate, Laurence was in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s enormously successful 2019 production of Shakespeare in Love, from acclaimed director Simon Phillips. He saw out the year with a powerful performance in Punk Rock, directed by Ruby Rees for Patalog Theatre.
Laurence was the Gen Z captain in Nine’s popular Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation, with Shaun Micallef, Andy Lee and Robyn Butler. He was also recently in the award-winning web series Dave and Theo, from Grannyflat Pictures, and is well known for playing the main cast role of Daniel in both seasons of ABC’s hilarious Ronny Chieng: International Student.
Laurence made his professional stage debut in 2015 opposite Jane Turner in the Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Company co-production of Jumpy. In his final year of study, Laurence played Vladimir in the NIDA production of Waiting for Godot, directed by Susanna Dowling.
He made his television debut in teen series The Worst Year of My Life … Again and was in Michael Rymer’s critically acclaimed Deadline Gallipoli for Foxtel/Matchbox Pictures, as well as the feature Mormon Yankees: The Spirit of the Game.
Laurence emigrated to Australia in his teens and performed many times with the Adelaide Youth Theatre, including roles in Peter Pan, Annie and Bugsy Malone.
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Nurse Flynn and Sandra
Kirby Burgess is the true definition of a triple threat. Spanning stage and screen, Kirby has made her mark as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, stylist and Art Director. Some of her career highlights include Jenny in Network 10’s Wonderland, Heather Chandler in Heathers the Musical, herself in Jerry’s Girls, Sweet Charity, Jenny Hill in Big Fish the Musical, Rizzo in Grease the Musical, Anna in Here come the Habibs, featured dancer in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Hairspray The Musical, An Officer and A Gentleman, Stylist and Art Direction for Mess Maker’s Life Lessons and the list goes on. Kirby is a proud graduate of the Talent Development Project and a finalist of the Rob Guest Endowment, winning the ‘Production Company Award’. Most notably, Kirby played the role of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman in the 10th anniversary Australian tour of Dirty Dancing the Classic Story on Stage, and most recently Kirby wowed as the Ringmaster in Barnum and as leading lady Campbell in Bring It On the Musical.
Gerard is a graduate of NIDA and has enjoyed a successful career working extensively across Theatre, Musical Theatre and Television. Recently on stage he played Steven in Folk (Ensemble Theatre) and Robert in Proof (Freefall Productions) also directed by Tyran Parke. Other theatre includes Australian Open (Kings Cross Theatre), Cold Light (The Street Theatre), Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile (Working Management), Dot Dot Dot (505 Eliza), Beneath The Soulskin and Dead Man Brake (both for Merrigong), Wind in the Willows (Australian Shakespeare Co), You Awake Love (New Theatre), Barefoot in the Park (Actors’ Forum), Red Star (NIDA Company) and Gathering Of Vampires (Stables Theatre).
Musical Theatre credits include John Tiffany’s production of Once (MTC/Gordon Frost), Buddy – The Musical (Australian and international tours) and Always … Patsy Cline.
TV credits include Riot (ABC), The Code (ABC), Camp (NBC), Rake (ABC), Underbelly Badness (9 Network), Tough Nuts (ABC), The One (Network 7), The Kangaroo Gang (Full Box/BBC), Home and Away (7 Network), Australians at War (ABC) and BackBerner (ABC).
Gerard is also an accomplished guitar and mandolin player.
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Lisa Gormley studied at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) providing her with the core skills and knowledge to work proficiently across theatre, film and television. Lisa is best known for her role as ‘Bianca Scott’ in the long running Channel 7 Australian serial drama, Home & Away. Other TV credits include Bite Club for the Nine Network.
Lisa has been regular to Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre taking on roles such as ‘Brooke’ in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities and most recently as ‘Alice’ in David Williamson’s world premiere of The Odd Man Out.
Lisa’s first appearance on the big screen was as ‘Claudia’ in the feature film Extremis shot in her homeland of Yorkshire UK.
Lisa most recent played ‘Angela’ in Vicki Madden’s new Tassie Noir series The Gloaming filmed in her beautiful home state of Tasmania and airing on Stan Australia.
Lisa has a great love for Melbourne and is over the moon to be involved in One Flew Over The Cookoo’s Nest.
A NIDA graduate, David’s career as an actor spans nearly three decades. On stage he has worked for many of Australia’s leading theatre companies, including Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Queensland Theatre, Black Swan, Griffin and the Gordon Frost Organisation. David’s more recent theatre credits include Muriel’s Wedding (Australian tour, Global Creatures), The Sound of Music (Australian tour, Gordon Frost Organisation), The Boy from Oz (The Production Company), The Speechmaker (MTC), David Williamson’s When Dad Married Fury (HIT Productions), Australia Day (MTC/STC), All About My Mother (MTC) and Ying Tong (STC/MTC/QTC). He also toured Australia and NZ in the Helpmann Award- winning production of the musical Avenue Q.
On television, David is best known for his role in Working Dog’s political satire The Hollowmen and he was a presenter of ABC TV’s Play School for fifteen years, also touring nationally as part of its live concert program. Recent television credits include Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You, True Story 1 & 2, Offspring, Jack Irish, Childhood’s End, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, It’s a Date, Howzat: Kerry Packer’s War, Chandon Pictures, City Homicide and Very Small Business.
David’s film credits include The Whistleblower, Healing, Any Questions For Ben?, The Rage in Placid Lake, Fish ‘n’ Chips and the award-winning Your Call Is Important to Us. David recently recorded the audio-book First Person by Richard Flanagan.
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Dr.Spivy & Aide Turkle
One of Australia’s leading men, Bert’s Melbourne Theatre Company credits include: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Lungs, Rupert, Birdland, The Mountaintop, Elling, A Behanding in Spokane, Clybourne Park, Richard III and others. For Sydney Theatre Company, he has performed in All My Sons, The Grenade and Spelling Bee, and for Malthouse Theatre credits include: Cloudstreet, I am A Miracle, Time Share.
Musical theatre include: The Book of Mormon (Watchtower Productions), Helpmann Award Winner An Officer and a Gentleman (Gordon Frost Organisation), Chess (The Production Company), Grey Gardens (The Production Company), Pippin (Kookaburra Theatre), Full Monty (IMG / David Atkins), Jesus Christ Superstar (Really Useful Group), Showboat (Livent/Marriner Productions), Guys and Dolls (Ambassador Group).
Screen credits include a recurring role on Wentworth (Foxtel), Upper Middle Bogan (ABC), Tomorrow When The War Began (ABC), Lowdown (ABC), Wilfred (ABC), The Let Down (ABC/Netflix), Squinters (SBS). Film credits include Animal Kingdom (Porchlight Films) and The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (Kathy Morgan International).
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South African-born Thuso graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art at the end of 2014, snaring his first acting role immediately after graduation with the Kriv Stenders directed television drama The Principal. He then appeared in his first feature 2:22, an American-Australian thriller and Aquarius Films’ feature Berlin Syndrome. He has since appeared in two series of Random and Whacky for Ambience Entertainment, the ABC medical drama Pulse, hosted the children’s television program Imagination Train and appeared in the Heath Davis directed feature film Book Week. The premiere of Prize Fighter at Brisbane Festival in 2015 marked his debut theatre performance, with Thuso garnering a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, recreating the role in the 2016 Belvoir production. Thuso has recently performed in Belvoir’s A Taste of Honey, Bell Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Darlinghurst Theatre’s Maggie Stone and The Mystery of Love and Sex, as well as Performing Lines’ Anthem in the Melbourne season and for the Festival of Sydney and Perth.
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Dushan won a 2017 Green Room Award for his performance in Angels In America, for Dirty Pretty Theatre.
On screen, he was recently in Stan original series The Gloaming and Channel Ten’s My Life is Murder, directed by Leah Purcell.
He has graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts Foundation Program (Melbourne), The Melbourne Actors Studio (Bruce Alexander), The Actor’s Playhouse (Meisner Technique) and 16th Street (Chubbuck Technique). In London, he is a member of the Actors Centre.
Previous TV credits include ABC’s Glitch, Channel 10’s Offspring, Foxtel’s Wentworth and the American TV Series Hunters. He was also main cast in Channel 31’s ghost hunting six-part series Sonnnigsburg.
Dushan has performed in the Australian Shakespeare Company’s productions of Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth (directed by Glenn Elston), playing the roles of Lord Capulet and Macduff. He has worked with Red Stitch Theatre Company on multiple occasions, in Fury, The Antipodes and Right Now. For Malthouse Theatre Company, Dushan played Ivan the Crocodile in The Crocodile.
Dushan made his theatre debut with the Flying Bookworm Theatre Company, touring through Victoria as the lead male in productions of Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet.
Grant Piro’s vast experience over the past 37 years has allowed him to work in every facet of the industry, appearing in more than 100 productions, as well as being one of Australia’s busiest voice-over actors. His work has been recognised with several Green Room Award nominations and two wins (The Producers and The Merry Widow) along with both Helpmann and AACTA nominations.
Grant began his career at age 16 with the soap opera Sons and Daughters. Since then, his credits include Janus, Correlli, GP, Wildside, Seachange, City Homicide, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Winners & Losers, Jack Irish, Olivia Newton John, Hoges, Newton’s Law, How To Stay Married, Wanted, Ex PM 2, Wentworth and recently, My Life is Murder.
Feature film credits have included Bad Boy Bubby, Darkness Falls, The Outsider, The Condemned, Crime and Punishment, Crocodile Dundee in LA, Mormon Yankees: The Spirit of the Game and he most recently featured opposite Daniel Radcliff in Return to Pretoria, due to be released in early 2020.
On-stage highlights include Realism, Moby Dick, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The 39 Steps, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, His Girl Friday, Hairspray, The Odd Couple, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hand to God, Grease, Around The World in 80 Days, Oklahoma! and Hello Dolly!.
Grant is thrilled to be playing Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and is proudly represented by IWM.
Scott Sheridan will next been seen reprising his role on stage in CLOUDSTREET for Black Swan Theatre Company, which follows a season with the Malthouse last year. He recently starred in LUNA GALE for Ensemble Theatre, the Winter Shakespeare Ensemble for Sport for Jove and IN A DARK DARK WOOD for Barking Gecko Theatre Company.
Scott also starred in the Griffin Theatre production of THE WITCHES and in the remount of David Williamson’s RUPERT at the Theatre Royal in Sydney. The original production had its world premiere for the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2013, and then toured in the US in early 2014 as part of the World Stages International Theatre Festival.
His other stage credits include Bell Shakespeare’s HAMLET and ACTORS AT WORK program. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, ARCADIA, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for the Black Swan State Theatre Company; CYRANO DE BERGERAC, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, ROMEO AND JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, MACBETH, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, OTHELLO, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, TWELTH NIGHT and THE TEMPEST for Sport for Jove Theatre; DRAKE THE AMAZING for Darlinghurst Theatre; STONES IN HIS POCKET for Critical Stages
Screen credits include PETER ALLEN: NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR, CARELESS LOVE, MARLEY SOMEONE. Scott is a creative with General Legends, writing and featuring in festival short films UNDEADICATED (Austin Film Festival) and UNWANTED FRIEND (Tropfest).
Scott is a 2009 graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, has studied at The Second City and iO Theater Chicago, and is a proud member of Equity.