The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (2019)
In association with JackRabbit and KXT Bakehouse as part of the HiJackRabbit Season
Director: Julia Robertson
Producer: Kendra Murphy
Designer: Nick Fry
Musical Collaborator: Oliver Shermacher
Technical Manager: Chris Howell
Stage Manager: Chris Starnawski
Publicity Manager: Mathew Lee
First published in 1798, the epic ballad by Samuel Taylor Coleridge explores complacency, existentialism and guilt; ideas that could not be more relevant today, where our current socio-political environment and entrenched lifestyle habits continue to cast a dark shadow on the future, worldwide.
7pm (5pm on Saturday 13th April)
2 April (Preview)
3 April - 13 April (Season)
KXT – Level 4, Bordello Room
Promotional Photography by Jasmin Simmons
Read the Reviews:
Mariner Promotional Trailer
NICOLE PINGONNicole is an emerging director, writer and theatre maker, excited by new work and new modes of storytelling.
Most recently, Nicole was a 2018-2019 ArtsLab artist-in residence at Shopfront Arts Co-op, where she directed a new work, Spider In My Soup. In 2018, she wrote and directed, Organs! (Shopfront 2018 Members’ Production), devised and performed in Mouth of the River at Q Theatre (dir. Nick Atkins and Emele Ugavule)
Nicole is a part of CuriousWorks’ inaugural Makers Space Program
MATHEW LEEMathew is a Sydney-based performer and a 2016 graduate of Actors Centre Australia’s full-time course.
His acting credits include Pinocchio (Little Eggs), Are We Awake? (Charles O’Grady/KXT), A Period Piece (Glitterbomb), Grace (Knock & Run), and Cosi (Tantrum Theatre). He has also appeared in staged readings of The Cold Child and The Beast (KXTeethCutting) and in web-series All We Have Is Now (The Louise Frequency).
Mathew was the Artistic Director Newcastle-based Stooged Theatre 2017-18.
GRACE STAMNASGrace graduated from the Diploma of Musical Theatre at NIDA in 2017. During her studies, she performed in the Irving Berlin Cabaret, and Chimerica at the Sydney Theatre Company.
Since graduating Grace went on to perform in two additional NIDA productions, 2nd Year BFA Production of The Changeling and MFA Graduate Production of The Bacchae, which was then taken to Adelaide Fringe Festival in March last year.
In September Grace devised and performed in Little Eggs Collective’s PINOCCHIO.
MIKE UGOMike is a Sydney born, Nigerian-Australian actor. He studied at AFTT, and is currently studying in the Screen Actors Studio course at NIDA. He hopes to further his acting studies next year.
He fell in love with acting years ago after watching ‘Remember the Titans’, but has only recently decided to pursue acting wholeheartedly.
ANNIE STAFFORDAfter completing the Music Theatre Foundation Course at VCA in 2012, Annie was accepted into the Bachelor of Acting course at NIDA.
Recent credits include Love, Me (The Old 505), DVA (Karina Russell), My First Panic (AFTRS), Stupid Fucking Bird (The New Theatre) of which she won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in an Independent Production, PINOCCHIO (Little Eggs Collective), Whose Uterus is it Anyway? (Bite Size Productions) and Nosferatu (Montague Basement).
LAURA WILSONOriginally from Queensland, Laura Wilson began her training completing credited courses from Trinity College London, before moving to Sydney to begin her studies at Actors Centre Australia - Full Time Acting Program.
Most recently Laura appeared in a return season of Pool (No Water) (dir. Maeliosa Stafford) and in Pinocchio, where she first joined Little Eggs at the Sydney Fringe Festival 2018.
NICHOLAS PAPADEMETRIOUNicholas graduated from WAAPA in 1984 and since then has worked extensively in film, television and theatre.
Recent credits include George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (GRK Theatre), the title role in The Caretaker (Glen St, Riverside); Freud in Freud’s Last Session (Seymour Centre) and The Importance of Being Earnest and The Mystery of Love and Sex (Darlinghurst Theatre). Later in the year he will appear in Othello for Sport for Jove and The Odd Couple at The Ensemble.
CALLAN PURCELLCallan is a proud Wiradjuri man and graduate of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Credits include: FATHERLAND (Frantic Assembly), SAFARI (Northwall Arts/The Wardrobe Ensemble), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Engineer Theatre Collective), Equus, The Removalists, Checklist For An Armed Robber (Stooged Theatre), The Book of Everything, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged], Spring Awakening (The Popular Theatre Company), The Past Is A Foreign Country (Paper Cut Collective).
LLOYD ALLISON-YOUNGLloyd Allison-Young is an actor and musician from Sydney, Australia.
A graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the International Theatre School of Jacques Lecoq, Lloyd's credits include The New Theatre; as Padriag in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (dir. Deborah Mulhall), King Charles II in Nell Gwynn (dir. Deborah Jones), and Dev in the Sydney Theatre Award winning Stupid F*cking Bird (dir. Warwick Doddrell). Film credits include: That’s Not Me and The Black Balloon.