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Author: Edwin Coad

Lyrics: Edwin Coad

Music: Rob Ellis


Directors – Edwin Coad, Pamela Coad, Andrew Oldroyd
Puppetry Director – Amanda Richter
Vocal Coach – Pamela Coad
Set – Geoff Davey
Music – Rob Ellis
Band Leader & Graphics – John Laurie
Costumes & Puppets – Anda Banikos
Lighting – Andrew Oldroyd
Production Manager – Trish O’Neill

Set Manager
– Bruce Crowl
Set – Arie Bos, Peter Crawford, Bert Fabel, Larry Giddy, Brian Hoskins, David Hunter,
John MacKay, Ross McKenzie, Bill Park, Barbara Partridge , Don Roberts, Brendan Ryan,
Dick Straw
Scenic Painting – Fleur Wheeler, Geoff Davey and Cast Members
Costumes – Anda Banikos, Alanna Begg, Anthea Busuttil, Pamela Coad, Mohya Davies,
Sue Dower
Puppets – Kate Crowl, Amanda Richter, Bronwyn Wakely, Edwin and Pamela Coad,
Tania Pell

Lighting Operators
– Andrew Oldroyd, Michael Thomas
Sound Operator – Brett Van Hoorn

Stage Manager
– James McIntyre
Stage Crew – Ray Dower, Andrew Jamieson, Rod Lind, Julie and Raoul Pridham,
Jon and Ros Wathen
Hair & Make-up – Trish O’Neill, Owen Casson, Marion Ryan, Durrelle Lind, Dianne Frey,
Tania Pell, Paul Hendry

Front of House Manager
– Jocelyn Town
Ticket Bookings – Deborah Harris – Main Street Revelations
Publicity & Marketing – Linda Giddy, Jennifer Paragreen
Photography – Yianni Banikos
Programme – Jennifer Paragreen

Foster War Memorial Arts Centre, Main St., FOSTER 3960

14 – 25 January 2009

South Gippsland’s answer to ‘The Lion King’ with puppets galore and over thirty performers on stage.
Holiday fun for all the family as country children and city kids combine to save the Australian bush animals.

Cast Members, Band & Puppeteers

Granny ~ Dianne Frey
Grandpa ~ Max Adam
City Children
Molly ~ Elektra Banikos
Henry ~ Matthew Harris
Eartha ~ Stefanie Busuttil
Connie ~ Genevieve Moore
Snide ~ Antony Norden
Country Kids
Bluey ~ Louise Dower
Bella ~ Hannah Lind
Sam ~ Will Pridham

Caruso the Rooster ~ Max Adam
Hens & Cockatoos
Henny & Cocka-one ~ Tania Pell
Penny & Cocka-two ~ Marg Rudge
Jenny & Cocka-three ~ Rahel Davies
Bush Animals
Knightly the Owl ~ Norm Willoughby
Claude the Magpie ~ Max Adam
Jack the Kookaburra ~ Gwenda Bevan
Tizzy the Thrill-necked Lizard ~ Barbara Partridge
Priscilla the Possum ~ Eloise Hendry
Clarrie the Koala ~ Dick Straw

Cows Daffodil ~ Arie Bos, Hyacinth ~ Brian Hoskins
Three Sheep Misikir Davies, Shea McDonald-Eckersall, Zoi Banikos
Wallace the pig ~ Ben Harris
Gus the border collie ~ Sue Dower
The Ballet Lambert Yasmin Bohn, Georgia Busuttil, Kelisha Holmes, Tiffany Matthews, Kimberley Shaw, Isabella Thorpe, Matilda Thorpe, Jonti Westaway, Jess Youl

Matilda Kangaroo ~ Tara Hendry
Bruce Kangaroo ~ Paul Hendry
Joey ~ Ossie Brennan
Warri the Dingo ~ Patrick Dower
Nigel the Wombat ~ Geoff Harris

John Laurie ~ Guitar
Kerrie Tudor ~ Keyboard
Nerissa Richter ~ Flute
Tegan Murley ~ Double Bass
Ron Murley ~ Double Bass
Jim Lowe ~ Drums

Photographs Below – provided by Jocelyn Town


3 Responses to “Bush Magic”

  1. Hannah Lind Says:

    I played Bella in this and loved it. I joined FAMDA and I hope to do this for a very long time, this was a great play. It was so enjoyable to be in and it was funny allround

  2. Jess Youl Says:

    I played One of miss barbie’s lambet and it was one of the best things i have ever done! it’s a greats show!

  3. hendindiste Says:

    Excellent site. A lot of helpful information here. I am sending it to some friends and also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you on your effort!

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