Wake up; there is a boy here who is to teach us to fly...
JM Barrie's childhood classic takes flight in this immersive setting at Gold Coast's beautiful Broadwater Parklands, promising to be a soaring theatrical experience like no other. Join Peter and Wendy in their plight against Captain Hook and their rebellion against growing as they journey through Neverland.
"Technicolours' current production of Peter Pan is wonderful! A world or bliss and creativity under the magical fairy lights on the Parklands. I felt taken to this world and forgot where I was, on a balmy Saturday evening. I have so much admiration for the young people involved in this show being shown such creativity and an avenue for a beautiful expression. I can't wait to see what's next for this highly creative and inspired company."
Romeo and Juliet
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
Two teenagers, inheriting a world seething with hate, must be prepared to risk life and death for the sake of love. Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are reimagined in this contemporary adaptation, conceived by award winning director Timothy Wynn in tandem with the 2020 Technicolour Youth Ensemble.
“We can learn about the idea of ‘hate’ and how the actions it inflicts only leads to disaster, as well as how we shouldn’t judging people by a name – Capulet or Montague – (not a book by its cover), that if everyone was more accepting and didn’t look at what you were born into, we could look at the true in people – relevant also to the social issues of race, status and sexuality still today.”
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side." A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage.
Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Acting for Stage
Andrew CP, Rob Horton, Katy Charles
Katy holds an Arts/Education double degree in Drama and English and a postgraduate certification in TESOL. With thirty years in the entertainment industry as a performer and educator, working alongside screen legends such as Heath Ledger and Erik Thompson. Katy’s varied credits range from theatre, cabaret, musical theatre and vocal performance; lead and guest roles in television drama; ADR, loop, jingle and voiceover talent; action/stunt performer and education officer with Warner Bros. Movieworld.
Rob (He/Him) is from the UK and has extensive theatre experience. He is also a qualified teacher. He was Artistic Director of his own professional community company ‘Raa Theatre’ and of Spilsby Theatre in Lincolnshire,UK. Work with the international director Mikhail Mokeev(Moscow Art Theatre) provided him with the Stanislavski System and he went on to perform the title roles in ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Macbeth’ and a wide variety of repertory roles in the UK.
Rob currently teaches acting(Meisner Technique) at the New York Film Academy, Gold Coast. He has recently completed Masterclass work with Scott Williams, the renowned Master Meisner Teacher. www.robhortonactor.com
Gabriella (She/Her) received her BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre from Arts Educational Schools London. Since graduating she has performed, directed and produced in London, New York and Australia. Career highlights include directing the first production worldwide to feature a fully working steam train. And has won a host of awards for her work performing, writing or directing such productions as MURDER IN THE MANSION, THE TRAIN TEA SOCIETY, THE CONFESSION and THAT AWKWARD MOMENT. She was most recently recognised for BEST DIRECTION for THE PRODUCERS in the 2017 Del Arte Charts. She is hugely passionate about creating new work that inspires and pushes the limits of what theatre can be perceived as. She loves collaborating with fellow art-makers.
Gabriella has been a Performing Arts coach for both children and adults for over 10 years. Her classes and workshops are based on building a safe and supportive environment for performers to be creative, to grow in confidence and to have fun. www.flowerstheatreco.com
Jason (He/Him) is an actor and functional movement specialist, who focuses on training athletic theatre performers, such as Circus Performers, Dancers and Physical Theatre Artists. Jason has over 10 years’ experience as a physical theatre artist and teaches movement and combat as part of the Griffith Conservatory’s Acting BA. Jason holds a Bachelor in Theatre Arts (Acting) in 2009 and was an inaugural member of the Actors International Corporate Networking Tour to England in 2010. Jason was awarded a full scholarship for the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble Apprenticeship Program in 2012 and furthered this interest by training and performing with the Oxford Shakespeare Company for several productions in New York and London. Jason made his professional theatre debut in the critically acclaimed production ‘The Truth About Kookaburras’ in 2012.
Jason became a qualified Commedia dell’arte instructor at Antonio Fava’s Scuola Internazionale Dell’Attore Comico in Reggio Emilia Italy 2015, a Clown Master at Bont’s international school in Menorca Spain 2018, and a Fight Director with the Society of Australian Fight Directors Inc 2019. Jason holds a cert IV Master Trainer from the Australian Institute of Fitness, is a certified Pilates instructor with Studio Pilates and is a mixed martial arts instructor under Progressive Martial Arts and Guro Dan Inosanto of the Inosanto Academy in California.
Theatre Safety and Flying
Theatre Safe Australia
Theatre Safe Australia (TSA) held a specialist flying workshop at their training facility on the Gold Coast for Technicolour Theatre Company. A purpose-built flying system was constructed for the training to demonstrate the complexities of different systems both manual and automatic. The training also covered integration of the systems into productions, the safety elements to consider and most importantly the end-user operation.
The training set-up consists of a mother grid of Litec truss rigged at a height of 10 metres with a custom ZFX flying track beneath. The manual system consists of ropes, purpose built pulleys and Mil Spec wires that lift the performer up and down as instructed by a flight director and operator pulling the ropes.
During the workshop a trained TSA rigger fitted the custom-made harness to the performer, this is designed to go under costumes and is discreetly hooked to the wires which elevate the performer. The technique of connecting the performer during the performance was demonstrated to the students, for instance, when Mary Poppins takes flight there is a balloon scene prior which hides the in view performer flying system wires as they enter the stage, then the children proceed to hug Mary as the trained performer clips the wire to Mary’s harness simultaneously