PRODUCTIONS
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January 2008

Play Removed Due To Legal Advice 

written by Brett Danalake & Iain Triffitt 

directed by Malcolm Frawley 

starring Fran Bickmore, Nadine Charles, Ashley Fitzgerald, Luey Kotevski,

Maria Latrofa, Kathy Luu, Lauren Hamilton Neill and Iain Triffitt

Comedy : “Can the law stop the shop from going on? We Report. You decide.

The Ferknerkle entry in the 2008 Short & Sweet festival

 


November 2007

Sniper 

written & directed by Malcolm Frawley  

starring Helen Atkinson, Blair Cutting, Deborah Jones, Jess Macaulay,

Aaron Noakes, David Richards and Olivia Solomons.

Drama/Comedy : A revival of an early favourite from 2001

 


October/November 2007

Gone Bush 

written by Brett Danalake & Iain Triffitt 

directed by Malcolm Frawley 

starring Matthew Charleston, Nicola Furst, Claire Gandy, Phillippa Iemma,

Maria Latrofa, Kathy Luu, Lauren Hamilton Neill & Gina Pollock

Comedy : “Six women head into the wilds of Katoomba for a corporate retreat.

From the moment they leave the bus they must face the challenges of

a wild and untamed country; not to mention a himbo tour guide,

the Blue Mountains panther and a media hot for tragedy.

 


February 2007

The Entree Was Death 

written by Brett Danalake & Iain Triffitt 

directed by Brett Danalake 

starring Max Brown, Malcolm Frawley, Aaron Noakes, Paige Rodgers and Olivia Solomons.

Comedy : “All families have secrets. But is someone in this room a murderer?”

The Ferknerkle entry in the 2007 Short & Sweet festival

Selected as BEST INDEPENDENT THEATRE COMPANY

 


December 2006

A Delicate Egg 

written by Malcolm Frawley 

directed by Brett Danalake 

starring Zoe Carides, Malcolm Frawley and Stephanie Marsden

Drama : “Two ex-lovers meet fifteen years after their break-up. Why didn’t it work out?”

 


February 2006

Remember This 

written by Brett Danalake & Iain Triffitt 

directed by Malcolm Frawley 

starring Rick Cosnett, Buddy Dannoun, Phillippa Iemma, Gina Pollock and  Olivia Solomons

Comedy: Old friends remember all the great times they've had together. But is there something they've forgotten?

The Ferknerkle entry in the 2006 Short & Sweet festival

 



January/February 2005

It's Not You 

written by Brett Danalake & Iain Triffitt 

directed by Brett Danalake 

starring Paige Rodgers, Jean Dixon, Phillippa Iemma, Darren Hawkins, Tiffany Curlew and Tim Mitchell. 

Comedy: Trish has just had a bad break-up but how many break-ups will she have to deal with?

A Single Selfish Act

written and directed by Malcolm Frawley 

starring Justine Nangle. 

Drama: 

Crossed Lines 

written by Iain Triffitt & Brett Danalake 

directed by Brett Danalake 

starring Olivia Solomons, Malcolm Frawey and Jacqueline Delmege

Comedy/Drama: Abducted and locked in a shed, Angela's only hope is her mobile phone.  

But will it be more of a hindrance than a help?

3 Plays included in the 2005 Short & Sweet festival



2004

Previously On
written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
featuring Tom Brazel, Brett Danalake, Jacqueline Delmege, Jean Dixon, 
Phillippa Iemma, Ken James, Justine Nangle, & Christopher Weekes,
Comedy : The story so far on 'Harbour City Solicitors'
The Ferknerkle contribution to the Short & Sweet short play festival



2003

King of the Castle
written & directed by Brett Danalake
featuring Olivia Solomons, Oriana Panozzo
& Malcolm Frawley
Comedy : A revival of a favourite from 2001

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Speaking of Nothing
written & directed by Brett Danalake
featuring Christopher Weekes, Justine Nangle
& Jacqueline Delmege
Comedy : A substantial rewrite of Before The Show from 1999


2002
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
written and directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast: Paige Rodgers, Justine Nangle, Phillippa Iemma, Trevor Farrugia,
Jean Dixon, Bernard Wheatley, Fairlie Adams-Hamilton
Comedy : A revival of a favourite from 2000
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FERKING OFF
Cast: Christopher Weekes, Jacqueline Delmege, Malcolm Frawley,
Oriana Panozzo. Host: Brett Danalake
Comedy : “A variety of prepared improvisations involving some audience involvement.”


December 2001
'Hot For Frida'

by Brett Danalake and Malcolm Frawley
directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast:Jean Dixon, Trevor Farrugia, Oriana Panozzo, Bernard Wheatley,
Ellie Saffron,  Deny Kirkwood, Claire Gandy, Christopher Weekes,
Katrina Harrison, Jacqueline Delmege, Paige Rodgers, Brett Danalake and Kylie Orue
Comedy : “A surprise 40th birthday party goes awry after the birthday boy runs off with a girl who looks like Frida from Abba.”

November 2001
'Meant To Be'

Cast: Paige Rodgers, Robert Carne,
Claire Gandy and Bernard Wheatley
Comedy : “A romantic young woman fantasizes her love life far into the future.”
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'A Change In The Wind'

written by Brett Danalake
driected by Bruno De Villenoisy
Cast: Malcolm Frawley, Oriana Panozzo,
Katrina Harrison and Christopher Weekes
Drama : “A reclusive middle-aged man finally attempts to get a life after the death of his mother.”


September 2001
'Benchmark'(Return Season)

written by Malcolm Frawley
directed by Fairlie Adams Hamilton
Cast : Malcolm Frawley, Brett Danalake, Chris Galletti, Claire Gandy
Comedy : A revival of an early favourite from 1999
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'Ferking About'

devised by the Company
Cast : Ellie Saffron, Paige Rodgers, Deny Kirkwood, Trevor Farrugia
Oriana Panozzo (Ringmaster)
Comedy : “A variety of prepared improvisations involving some audience involvement.”


July 2001
'SNIPER'
written and directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast: Jamie Croft, Bernard Wheatley, Magdalena Roze, Paige Rodgers,
Robert Carne, Oriana Panozzo and Jacqueline Delmege
Drama/Comedy: : “A small theatre company kidnaps a critic for giving
them a bad review. But who really suffers from sour grapes?”


June 2001
'King Of The Castle'

written and directed by Brett Danalake
Cast: Ellie Saffron, Oriana Panozzo, Malcolm Frawley
Comedy: “A hen-pecked family man takes up a golden opportunity to
change his life. Is it only the grass that’s greener on the other side?”
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'Bad Blood'

written by Jean Dixon
Directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast: Bernard Wheatley, Deny Kirkwood, Michael Carson,
Jean Dixon, Claire Gandy
Drama: “Two detectives investigate a murder. All the suspects have motive and opportunity. Or was it really suicide?”


April 2001
VISITING

written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Chris Galletti, Oriana Panozzo, Jacqueline Delmege,
Deny Kirkwood, Magdalena Roze
Comedy & Drama : “Songs are like houses we once lived in. When we hear them we go visiting.” – Cole Porter
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INVASION FROM A PLANET WITH NO SPECIAL EFFECTS

Written & Directed by Brett Danalake
Cast : Bernard Wheatley, Jean Dixon, Ken James, Olivia Solomons,
Katrina Harrison, Phillippa Iemma
Comedy : “Flashing lights. Bulbous eyes. Anal probes. Everything you
always wanted to know about extraterrestrial life but were afraid to ask.”


March 2001
NO SECRETS
written by Malcolm Frawley & Tony Harvey
Directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Bernard Wheatley, Oriana Panozzo, Diane Milic
Drama : “Ego. Insecurity. Betrayal. Oh, for a life in the theatre.”
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THE SIEGE OF CAFE GLEBE
written by Peter Fleming
Directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Wayne Tunks, Kurtis Giitsidis, Ellie Saffron,
Cathy Crawley, Brett Danalake
Romantic Comedy : “A blind date between two sensitive optimists is almost scuttled by their well-meaning,
but cynical, best friends.”


November/December 2000
ALLERGIES
written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Diane Milic, Lisa Sciberras, Jean Dixon, Cathy Crawley,
Simon Gaske, Claire Gandy, Katrina Harrison, Magdalena Roze,
Christopher Weekes, Jennifer Maran, Chris Galletti
Comedy : “With only a matter of weeks before she is married, a young woman agonizes over whether she has made the right decision.”


October 2000
    FALLING PIANOS

               written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Deny Kirkwood, Alina Krefel, Jean Dixon,
Chris Galletti, Claire Gandy, Bernard Wheatley
Comedy/Drama : “Defining moments in the lives of a disparate group of characters.”
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YOU ARE HERE

written by Brett Danalake
directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Brett Danalake, Bronwyn Tasker,
Lisa Sciberras, Kurtis Giitsidis, Kim Blumenthal
Comedy : “Two couples’ dirty weekends are ruined by a double-booking.”


August 2000
 FAMOUS LAST WORDS

written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Alina Krefel, Lisa Sciberras, Olivia Solomons,
Kurtis Giitsidis, Brett Danalake, Bernard Wheatley, Bronwyn Tasker
Comedy : “The backstage (and onstage) machinations of an amateur dramatic society.”
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THE WOLF IN THE SUNLIGHT
written by Peter Fleming
directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Chris Galletti, Deny Kirkwood,
Jean Dixon, Christopher Weekes
Drama : “Rome 32 A.D. Power still corrupts.”


June 2000
RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME

written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Angela Kennedy, Brett Blewitt,
Bronwyn Tasker, Brett Danalake,
Claire Gandy, Jean Dixon, Kurtis Giitsidis, Malcolm Frawley
(See first production)
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SCI FI FO FUM

written and directed by Brett Danalake
Cast : Darren James, Deny Kirkwood,
Lisa Sciberras, Jennifer Maran
Comedy : “Four sci-fi fans meet at a convention. Beam us up, Scotty.”


April 2000
        A DELICATE EGG
written by Malcolm Frawley
directed by Claire Gandy
Cast : Jennifer Maran, Malcolm Frawley, Katrina Harrison
Drama : “Two ex-lovers meet fifteen years after their break-up. Why didn’t it work out?”
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COFFEE WITH MARILYN
written by Jean Dixon
directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Jean Dixon, Bernard Wheatley,
Lisa Sciberras, Deborah Jones
Comedy/Drama : “A young woman’s dreams of stardom are shattered by the opportunity that finally knocks.”


March 2000
    NOTHING LIKE OLD TIMES
 written & directed by
Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Bronwyn Tasker, Claire Gandy, Brett Blewitt,
Deny Kirkwood, Kurtis Giitsidis, Darren James, Lisa Sciberras
Comedy : “A school reunion fails on every level. You can never go back.”
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CAUGHT IN THE WEB.COM
written by Brett Danalake
directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Brett Danalake, Chris Galletti,
Ellie Saffron, Jennifer Maran
Comedy : “The pitfalls of romance on the web. He’s 36. She’s 16.”


November 1999
FEATHERS
written by Malcolm Frawley
directed by Malcolm Frawley & Brett Danalake
Cast : Bernard Wheatley, Amy Kersey, Kate O’Donnell,
Sean Lynch, Malcolm Frawley
Comedy/Drama : “A tycoon makes a group of strangers an offer they can’t refuse. But at what cost?”


August 1999
FATHERS DAY
written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Robert Baxter, Chris Baker, Jean Dixon,
Kate O’Donnell, Jennifer Maran
Drama : “Three siblings learn, too late, that their dead father is worthy of love.”
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DO NO HARM
written by Darren James
directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Darren James, Diana Fletcher, Bernard Wheatley
Drama : “A desperate man cannot be cured even by the care of a good doctor.”


July 1999
TUMBLING DICE

written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Lauren Hawthorne, Darren James, Chris Baker,
Jennifer Maran, Claire Gandy, Sean Lynch, Bernard Wheatley
Drama/Comedy : “Four students, three teachers. Seven lives over four years – 1994-1998.”
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BEFORE THE SHOW
written & directed by Brett Danalake
Cast : Angela Sasvary, Malcolm Frawley
Comedy : “A friendship is threatened as love rears its ugly head.”



June 1999
ONLY FOREVER
written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Bernard Wheatley, Ellie Saffron, Angela Sasvary,
Chris Galletti, Lauren Hawthorne
Drama : “Two warring parents manage a truce once they realize their daughter might be the major casualty.”
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ALL THE WRONG PLACES
written by Claire Gandy & Brett Danalake
directed by Brett Danalake
Cast : Diane Milic, Graeme Hickey, Claire Gandy,
Darren James, Brett Danalake, Shaun Anthony Perrett
Comedy : “Looking too hard for love, a girl eventually finds it right beside her.”


March 1999
BENCHMARK
written by Malcolm Frawley
directed by Claire Gandy
Cast : Malcolm Frawley, Chris Galletti, Brett Danalake, Jean Dixon
Comedy : “Three ordinary guys bemoan their relationship failures.”
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BECAUSE SHE CAN
written & directed by Brett Danalake
Cast : Tanya Gallagher, Jacqui Delmege, Beth Champion, Darren James
Comedy/Drama : “A manipulator moves into share accommodation and takes over.”


November 1998
IT'S MY PARTY
written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Paige Martinson, Claire Gandy, Darren James,
Brett Blewitt, Bernard Wheatley
Comedy : “A naïve country girl and her socialite flatmate host two parties. Both are complete disasters.”


September 1998
RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME
written by Malcolm Frawley
directed by Malcolm Frawley & Robert Baxter
Cast : Julie Tyler, Brett Blewitt, Jean Dixon, Chris Galletti,
Brett Danalake, Claire Gandy, Paige Martinson, Malcolm Frawley
Drama : “A play about terrorism is directed by a closet terrorist.”
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SIMON SAYS
written & directed by Malcolm Frawley
Cast : Paige Martinson, Jean Dixon, Claire Gandy,
Julie Tyler, Brett Blewitt
Drama/Comedy : “Five strangers trapped in a basement.”