The Leading Youth Ensemble on the Gold Coast, facilitating weekly classes, excursions, performances and guest workshops from leading industry professionals.


Andrew Cockroft-Penman

2022 Director

Andrew (He/Him) is a director, producer, actor, theatre maker and the Founder/Artistic Director of Technicolour Theatre Company. His directing credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Players Theatre Company – at 17, the youngest director of a mainstage musical in the 50 year history of the company; Youth Australia Day Award Nom for achievements in performing arts), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (University of New England. Albert Bussell Cultural Award), Woyzeck (UNE), Wizard of Oz (PTC), The Popular Mechanicals (UNE), Comedy of Errors (Centre Stage Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Spotlight Youth Theatre), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Spotlight Theatrical Company), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (STC, 3 GPTA Noms inc Best Director), Oliver! (STC, under the patronage of Shelia Bradley; Australia’s original ‘Nancy’), Curtains (BTG, 11 GPTA Noms inc Best Director), Kiss Me, Kate! (GCLT, 14 GPTA Noms inc Best Director and winner of 4 Dolphin Awards), Fifth Wall (GCLT, Creative Development), GeSS Education TVC (Channel 10), The Government Inspector (Javeenbah Theatre Co.), Peter Pan (Technicolour Theatre Company) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (TTC - the inaugural Shakespeare in the Park production at the GC Botanic Gardens)

TTC Youth Ensemble Production 2022

The Concept

Each year, TTC programs a new and exciting preformative outcome for our youth ensemble in an effort to create versatile actors who are exposed to different texts, styles of performance, rehearsal structures, creative processes, casting calls and performance experience. Whilst our text (script) will be determined by the 2022 ensemble, 2022's performance will be directed by award winning artistic director Andrew Cockroft-Penman, in an immersive, outdoor setting. The production will feature a revolving cast, that is; each role will be double cast (with some actors learning multiple roles) and each performance will have a different cast combination, effectively creating a different show every night!

Intensive Rehearsals: September 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th
Technical Rehearsals: October 4th, 5th & 6th

Performance Season: October 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th, 2022

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Toby, Class of 2021

I joined TTC this year and honestly best decision I've made. Everyone is so friendly and inclusive. All the workshops and lessons have helped me as an actor progress and develop so much!! TTC gives us students so many opportunities in different aspects of the performing arts world!


Kendall, Class of 2019

Each week I can't wait for technicolour classes. It's a wonderful environment full of laughter, where all are included to be in the family. I've made so many amazing friends and learnt acting skills, that no other drama school have ever taught me. I love TTC. 


Tannah, Class of 2020

The past 2 years with TTC, under the direction of Andrew has been incredible.  The weekly rehearsals, extra workshops, working along side industry professionals is invaluable experience.  This is hands down the best Theatre company on the Gold Coast.