CDP Theatre Producers, The Midnight Gang

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CDP Kids presents

THE MIDNIGHT GANG

a play by Maryam Master
based on the bestselling novel by David Walliams


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Join The Midnight Gang on their amazing adventures!

Twelve year old Tom unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in the children's ward of St Crook's Hospital, away from his family and at the mercy of evil Matron. Tom feels like he'll never leave, but his fellow young patients have other ideas. They might be stuck in hospital, but their imaginations can take them anywhere as The Midnight Gang. Each night when the clock strikes midnight, The Midnight Gang go on a series of amazing journeys as they turn the hospital into the places they've always wanted to go and make dreams come true.

The team behind The 13-, 26- 52- 78 and 91-Storey Treehouses, Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy bring David Walliams' bestselling book to life on stage in a celebration of friendship, love and the power of the imagination for children 6+ and their families.


Age Recommendation: 6 - 12 years
Duration:Approximately 60 minutes, no interval

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Illustrations © Tony Ross 2016 / Lettering of author's name © Quentin Blake, 2010 / Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.


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THE CAST

Alex Beauman

ALEX BEAUMAN - Tom

Alex Beauman is an actor who recently won the Audience Choice Award at MGFF2019 for his film Staying the Night. He's also been nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for his performance as Elder Thomas in The Whale (Red Line Productions). Recent credits include Rosaline (Little Trojan), All My Sleep and Waking (Apocalypse Theatre Company), and the web series Everybody Hates Me (Paper Studios). Other theatre credits include: You Got Older (Mad March Hare Theatre), DNA (Last One Standing), The Journey's End (Cross Pollinate), On The Shore of The Wide World (Griffin), and Convict Escapades (SLM).

Television credits include: Committed (Pilot), Hiding (Playmaker), Deadly Women (Beyond Productions). Short film credits include: Staying the Night (Hustle Productions), Spice Sisters (Emerald Productions), Meat (Sunday Films). Alex graduated with distinction from UNSW with a double degree in Performance Studies and Photography, and he twice appeared on the Dean's Honours List for Academic Excellence.



Lucy Heffernan

LUCY HEFFERNAN - Sally/Matron/Nelly

Lucy Heffernan is a classically trained theatre actor holding a degree from the University of Wollongong and a recipient of the Bell Shakespeare Regional Performance Scholarship.

Notably, Lucy has performed on stage in Belvoir Theatre's Single Asian Female, as Karlie in Ensemble Theatre's Luna Gale and most recently in Merrigong Theatre Company's Party Girl directed by Steffanni Gardener.

Lucy can be seen on screen in the widely acclaimed Australian drama Doctor Doctor and Discovery Channel's Deadly Women.



Kyle Kaczmarczyk

KYLE KACZMARCZYK - Porter/Tootsie

Kyle Kaczmarczyk was born in Perth WA, graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2015 and is currently based in Sydney.

He has starred in several stage shows including The Crucible as John Proctor (directed by Josh Penley-Churchill), The Pride as The Man, Peter & Doctor (directed by Shane Bosher), Unfinished Works as Jimmy (directed by Clemence Williams), Spring Awakening: A New Musical as Hanschen Rilow (directed by Josh Penley-Churchill) and The Yellow Wallpaper as John (Directed by Madeleine Humphreys). Most recently Kaczmarczyk was seen playing the role of Grubb in Billionaire Boy at Sydney Opera House (directed by Susanna Dowling), and The Gruffalo in the 2019 Australian tour of The Gruffalo – Live on Stage (directed by Liesel Badorrek).

He has starred in 13 short films, one of which he wrote and produced, plus an independent feature film titled The Follower: The Slender Man Documentary. At NIDA, Kaczmarczyk was honoured with the Hazel Treweek Shakespeare Award for his excellence in classical text. He has recently starred in two short films The Horrific Murder of Grigori Rasputin and True Blue, both heading to film festivals in 2018.

Kaczmarczyk is a character actor who aspires to work in film, television and stage, hoping to play a mix of dramatic and comedic roles, and is looking forward to playing the roles of Porter & Tootsie in The Midnight Gang – Live on Stage with CDP Kids.



Emma Kew

EMMA KEW - Amber

Emma graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in 2018 with a BFA (Acting). Her credits include håmlet - a newer australian play (Ban Shakespeare); Leopardskin (JackRabbit Theatre); Blood on the Cat's Neck (Montague Basement); (Per NIDA) Carking It, The Removalists, The Country Wife, Salem and All That Glitters. Emma is a recipient of the Hazel Treweek Shakespeare Award for excellence in Classical Theatre and also holds a Diploma of Live Performance and Technical Services (Stage Management) from the Adelaide College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Psychological Science from the University of Adelaide.



Nicholas Starte

NICHOLAS STARTE -
George/Doctor/Sir Quentin

Nicholas Starte recently toured in Billionaire Boy for CDP. Previously he performed in Legally Blonde the Musical and A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as appearing in short films A Room That Fits and Lonesome Town. He made his feature film debut in 2017 as the lead in the independent film Broken and in 2015 he made his television debut on The Ex-PM with Shaun Micallef.

His first stage role was with Black Swan Theatre Company in Dust after graduating from WAAPA, where he played David in Love and Money, Horatio in Hamlet, Kenneth Lay in Enron, and the title role in Julius Caesar, winning the Sally Burton Award for performance in Shakespeare. Nicholas performed and directed theatre, musical theatre and circus performance while part of the Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble and Dramatic Society, including directing Sweeney Todd and assistant directing The Mystery of Edwin Drood.



CREATIVES

Susanna Dowling: Director
Maryam Master: Playwright
Isla Shaw: Designer
Matthew Marshall: Lighting Designer
James Brown: Sound Designer

CREW

Nicole Eyes: Company Stage Manager
Julia Orlando: Assistant Stage Manager

TEACHER'S RESOURCE


A Teacher Resource Kit is available to assist schools integrate a visit to see The Midnight Gang into classroom programs. The Teacher Resource Kit includes relevant links to the Australian curriculum and comprehensive suggestions on differentiating the activities for students of all needs and abilities. Download the Teachers Resource Kit by entering the password below. Please note, this document contains copyright for use in Australian classrooms only.


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If you have confirmed a booking and have not been given a password, please email education@cdp.com.au with the details of your booking.

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BOOK TICKETS


2019 / 2020 TOUR DATES



NSW



Penrith

5 - 6 December
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
Bookings: www.thejoan.com.au or Phone (02) 4723 7600

Sydney

8 - 10 December
Seymour Centre
Bookings: www.seymourcentre.com or Phone (02) 9351 7940

3 - 21 January
Sydney Opera House
Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com or Phone (02) 9250 7777





QLD


Brisbane

12 - 21 December
QUT Gardens Theatre
Bookings: www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au or Phone (07) 3138 4455





WA


Perth

28 Jan – 1 Feb 2020
State Theatre Centre of WA
Bookings: www.ptt.wa.gov.au or www.premier.ticketek.com.au
Phone: (08) 6212 9292