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I had a very arts-centric upbringing and in my early career I wrote, directed, produced and performed plays, skits, songs, stories, poetry, short films and stand up comedy. I spent about five years working for the Sit Down Comedy Club as Artistic Director for Theatresports which I have performed and taught all over Australia. I've performed my other works nationally and internationally and really enjoyed my time in the industry. Then I moved on to writing for the web, being a magazine editor, and then moved on to writing for marketing and advertising. These days I'm a freelance copywriter, producer and director with a focus on digital content creation.

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Writer Rank: 6
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Readers: 127309
Subscribers: 79
Articles: 314
Comments: 203
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Spotlight
Are you ready for one of the most unique shows you'll ever see? The mesmerising and musical The Manganiyar Seduction... [more]
01/03/2018 - 02/03/2018
Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) has stepped away from the tights, thous and iambic pentameter for something a ... [more]
08/11/2017 - 18/11/2017
Calling all booze hounds! The Osbourne Hotel is about to host its inaugural Paws & Pints event this Sunday, November... [more]
12/11/2017
Who needs an excuse for a lovely drive out to picturesque Samford? If it's been a while since you've last visited th... [more]
04/11/2017
Unconditional love comes in all shapes and sizes and nowhere else is that more apparent than the annual RSPCA Big Ad... [more]
16/09/2017
When Queensland Symphony Orchestra announced Ray Chen and Simone Young would be performing as part of their 2017 pro... [more]
13/10/2017
WeekendNotes has 2 Double Passes to My Name is Jimi this Saturday 22 July at 7:30pm at Bille Brown Studio, Queensland Th... [more]
12/07/2017 - 13/08/2017
Sure, it's marvellous to have world renowned comic book art on show at GoMA right now, but there's another show for ... [more]
21/07/2017 - 23/07/2017
Here's an excuse for a road trip to the Gold Coast: Circus of Illusion is coming to town. Critics love it. Roll up t... [more]
23/06/2017 - 09/07/2017
Hey, remember macramé? If you were born after nineteen eighty, then maybe not… or should that be knot? Macramé, as m... [more]
17/06/2017
Here's a hot tip from me to you: Saturday 15th of July will be even more fun than an afternoon spent reading Emily B... [more]
15/07/2017
Get keen Queenslanders! The Kate Bush Bash is back! It's a massive celebration of iconic songstress Kate Bush and it... [more]
15/07/2017
Embarrassing confession: I don't know much about Ghana. I know it's in West Africa and it starts with a 'G'. So in o... [more]
01/07/2017
Queensland Theatre has been offering us some world class productions in recent years. Their next offering is the inter... [more]
03/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
Are you feline like a little furry fun? Do you think cats are all that? Then hit the paws button on anything you had... [more]
13/05/2017
The year 1987 was a good one for romances. It's the year two films that were destined to become classics hit the cin... [more]
02/12/2017
"Practically perfect in every way…" is a precisely accurate five-word review of The Australian School of the Arts' pro... [more]
21/04/2017 - 29/04/2017
Street art has come a long way since it began in conjunction with the birth of Hip Hop culture in the late 1970s... [more]
Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? Well now you can, cinema style! The Lumen Room is opening its doors aga... [more]
19/05/2017
Your heart's racing, you're handcuffed and blindfolded in a dark room and a deep voice tells you the game's about to... [more]
You don't need Gina's billions to be treated like a V.I.P. All you need is a Kooza Premium V.I.P. Rouge Package tick... [more]
24/11/2016 - 08/01/2017
Attention shoppers! The Lifeline $2 Clothing Sale is on again on the first weekend in December at the Gold Coast Con... [more]
03/12/2016 - 04/12/2016
Did video really kill the radio star? Is the rhythm gonna get you? Can you really get your MTV alongside money for n... [more]
21/01/2017
If you thought it was cool that Thor was filming in Brisbane in 2016, hold on to your hammers folks because GoMA is ... [more]
27/05/2017 - 03/09/2017
Some readers may think of op' shops as dark, dusty places full of piles of disorganised, dirty, unloved items that s... [more]
It's hard to believe only sixteen years ago Queensland didn't have a dedicated troupe of players performing Shakespe... [more]
Can a Muslim person ever really assimilate into western culture? Should they even try? Is cultural appropriation of ... [more]
14/10/2016 - 06/11/2016
If you've ever watched a Hollywood frat boy comedy you might think Oktoberfest was all about beer, bratwurst and bos... [more]
07/10/2016 - 16/10/2016
He let women in the pulpit, blessed same sex couples, and welcomed people of all faiths to worship at his little chu... [more]
27/08/2016 - 25/09/2016
What has six legs, two guitars, three heads, flawless harmonies, over 100 hit songs, an ARIA award and the adoration... [more]
08/03/2016 - 13/03/2016
In an advertising-saturated world where the walls shout hyperbole at us incessantly, it can be easy to become immune... [more]
10/12/2015 - 12/12/2015
If you're like me you love a lot of people who love theatre. So what do you choose when you want to treat them to a ... [more]
How would you feel if your partner got up on stage and did a stand up comedy routine about your relationship? Terrif... [more]
10/12/2015 - 12/12/2015
Picture this: it's the evening after you've had a few cheeky champers at your Melbourne Cup luncheon, and you're for... [more]
04/11/2015
Whether you're thirsty for a good hard read, or something quick and easy, make Wynnum's new Little Gnome book store ... [more]
There's nothing more wonderfully romantic than a gorgeous view while you enjoy delicious drinks and top quality nosh... [more]
Can you guess why green thumbs and carnival lovers are eagerly awaiting the 30th of July? It's because that's when t... [more]
18/09/2015 - 27/09/2015
Sometimes the Brisbane theatre community treats us to something more than just pure entertainment. It treats us to s... [more]
15/07/2015 - 25/07/2015
"Grandmothers hold a special place in our hearts. They mould us with the wisdom of their years," begins the drinks menu ... [more]
"Hi, I'm Queen Polly Jean Purrypants, and my human adopted me from the RSPCA. I'm eleven years old and was overlooked ... [more]
17/08/2015
There really is something wonderful about a Saturday market: the fresh air, the human authenticity of home grown and... [more]
Sometimes a show comes along, and it's such a brilliant idea, you can almost see its future. If there is any justice i... [more]
18/06/2015
It's West End on a perfect autumnal evening. You're waiting in a car park that also serves as the scene for Boundary... [more]
20/05/2015 - 21/05/2015
What happens when you kill your imagination? Which are the right words to say to save your skin? How do you defeat t... [more]
07/05/2015 - 24/05/2015
Stop everything else right now and go and book your tickets for Argus at QTC's Billie Brown Studio. It doesn't matte... [more]
05/05/2015 - 17/05/2015
As anyone who, like me, has munched on macarons all over this fair nation can tell you, not all macarons are created... [more]
Every famous comedian you can name had to start somewhere. That's why Open Mic Comedy nights are essential to the in... [more]
"I told you about strawberry fieldsYou know the place where nothing is realWell here's another place you can goWhere eve... [more]
23/06/2015 - 28/06/2015
Having fun things to do in your spare time doesn't have to cost a lot of money. In fact, there are many fun ways to spen... [more]
Will there be explosions? Who will play Sandy Bullock? Will Keanu say, "Woah"? How are they going to jump a bus over a... [more]
03/03/2015 - 15/03/2015
Fans of queer arts and culture are in for a good time in February, as the inaugural Melt brings shows that appeal to t... [more]
05/02/2015 - 15/02/2015
Colin Hay first burst into the Aussie rock scene in the 1980s as lead vocalist and guitarist for the internationally... [more]
15/03/2015 - 15/05/2015
How do you like the sound of chocolate dipped strawberries, fine Champagne, luxurious bedding and The Cinderella Exp... [more]
14/02/2015
I love living in Brisbane, but some summer days are hellish, especially for a person who prefers the biting kiss of a ... [more]
If there's one thing Aussies love it's a good yarn and that's exactly what's in store for audiences at Tales from the ... [more]
07/03/2015 - 21/03/2015
 
There's always such a diverse program on offer at the Anywhere Theatre Festival. That's why I wasn't sure what to ex... [more]
18/05/2018 - 19/05/2018
Everyone's heard of dad jokes, but this Mother's Day it's time to celebrate mum jokes. To celebrate the launch of a ... [more]
12/05/2018
There's something so beautiful about sitting back in the QPAC Concert Hall and allowing the pitch-perfect sounds of ... [more]
07/04/2018
Cool Story, Bro is a cool idea for a comedy show with a difference. If you're tired of the format of one comic on a mic,... [more]
17/03/2018 - 24/03/2018
When a world-famous auteur such as John Waters dubs you "Ambassador of Cult Movies", you know you've got to be doing... [more]
11/04/2018
Brisbane's sketch, comedy and music group, The Travelling Sisters, are travelling around the country performing their la... [more]
23/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
Quota International of Beenleigh is inviting young people in year 11 to enter the 2018 World Service Ambassador of t... [more]
12/03/2018 - 16/05/2018
There's a new activity that's proving to be a real smash hit with people on the Sunshine Coast. The Smash Pit gives ... [more]
The 29th Alliance Française de Brisbane French Film Festival got off to a bon start last night in Brisbane. Francoph... [more]
11/03/2018 - 03/04/2018
Everyone loves a good whine. It can be a relief to get something off your chest and have a little rant. Comedian Marcel ... [more]
02/03/2018 - 03/03/2018
Don't you just love the community spirit and atmosphere of a local market? One of the greatest weekend pleasures you... [more]
It was one of those steamy hot Brisbane summer days. You know the ones; you don't want to cook because you're busy f... [more]
The guys and gals who started Brisbane's love affair with stand up comedy, Sit Down Comedy Club (SDCC) are giving yo... [more]
01/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
This event may be cancelled due to adverse weather - for the latest please see the FB page: www.facebook.com/northbrisba... [more]
It doesn't matter if you're a cat person or a dog person, there's plenty to enjoy this year at the Pimpama Junction ... [more]
23/02/2018
Kristian Fletcher's celebrated dance parties are back at New Farm Bowls Club for 2018. He's kicking off this Februar... [more]
24/02/2018
It's easy to associate musical theatre with light-heartedness and frivolity. Then along comes East West Street: A So... [more]
24/02/2018
What do you get when you cross some of the coolest new musicians with musos whose main playlists were written hundre... [more]
20/04/2018 - 21/04/2018
Have you ever binged on Cake Wars or Cake Boss or even just cake? Well then I have sublime news for you! Brisbane wi... [more]
18/05/2018 - 20/05/2018
If the silly season has left you in need of a good laugh at a great, Aussie show, Queensland Theatre has your tonic.... [more]
01/02/2018 - 17/02/2018
The cast couldn't have asked for a better crowd at last night's The Wives of Wolfgang performance at The Wonderland ... [more]
01/12/2017 - 03/12/2017
They say if you remember the '60s you weren't really there. Fortunately, one group is bringing the sounds of the six... [more]
01/12/2017 - 02/12/2017
Paddington Christmas Fair is going to be as jam-packed with fun as a Christmas stocking full of puppies this year. T... [more]
08/12/2017
Some of my most cherished childhood memories are of attending the Blue Light Disco with my sister and our best frien... [more]
24/11/2017
Bogga is a new play by Rob Pensalfini and directed by Rebecca Murphy – both of whom have been Queensland Shakespeare... [more]
08/11/2017 - 18/11/2017
The Wives of Wolfgang promises to be a wickedly wonderful tale with fantastic female characters in the lead. It promises... [more]
01/12/2017 - 03/12/2017
Picture this: you're in the ocean, you think you see something moving under the water, when suddenly you hear, 'Du-n... [more]
24/02/2024 - 24/02/2018
Music, poetry and dance combine to inspire and entertain audiences at The Old Museum this month in We are Born at Su... [more]
24/11/2017
A top shelf horror movie has hit the big screen just in time for Halloween. Happy Death Day takes the slasher genre ... [more]
If, like me, you were devastated by the passing of the infinitely talented David Bowie, you may be interested in cel... [more]
04/11/2017
WARNING: Some horror movie related images appear in this post. Heads up horror movie fans! There's a screamy line... [more]
Imagine if the best bits of Etsy, Smith Journal and Frankie magazine had a baby and that baby was a market. That sho... [more]
10/11/2017 - 12/11/2017
Locals are being invited to unleash their inner geek at Oz Comic Con in Brisbane this September. Tickets are on sale... [more]
23/09/2017 - 24/09/2017
There's so much to be excited about in the new season of Queensland Theatre shows for 2018 I almost don't know where... [more]
What have some of the world's leading soloists, world premieres and an impressively large pipe organ got in common? ... [more]
01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018
Brisbane, it's time to put on your boogie shoes and do the hustle down to New Farm Bowls Club. On Saturday 9th Septe... [more]
09/09/2017
You know you're in for a good comedy show when even the title and posters are funny. Lindsay Webb's World's Greatest... [more]
11/08/2017 - 12/08/2017
Patton Oswalt once described the work of David Sedaris as 'original, hilarious and sometimes as infuriating'. Pretty... [more]
15/01/2018 - 24/07/2017
Locals are invited to come and meet the neighbours and celebrate the opening of the Vale residential community's Bel... [more]
30/07/2017
It's 1984 and a synth funk tune with a good beat blasts out of the radio. A cheeky young woman's voice says, "And yo... [more]
19/08/2017
Feeling a little groovy baby? Get down and boogie with two decades of classic hits in the mix. DJ Kristian Fletcher ... [more]
22/07/2017
Makeshift ropes and grappling hooks, exact replica guns made from soap, the 'Houdini' of Boggo Road Gaol and more th... [more]
On two musically charged days in July, internationally renowned Australians, conductor Simone Young and violinist Ra... [more]
21/07/2017 - 22/07/2017
It's been over a decade or more since the improvised show format 'Maestro' has been on a Brisbane stage. So long in ... [more]
23/07/2017
Excess Baggage is back again on the 15th of July at The BrisWest Centre in Paddington and it's sure to be a popular ... [more]
15/07/2017
It seems very appropriate that a new play by Madeleine Carter Nobody Likes the Winter should have its debut on the 2... [more]
26/07/2017 - 30/07/2017
If you've never been to Bogan Bingo before, now's your chance to check it out and help a worthy cause. Birkdale Stat... [more]
26/08/2017
Labyrinth, Goonies, Gremlins, Withnail & I, Neverending Story, Terminator, Predator, Princess Bride, Toxic Avenger, ... [more]
08/12/2017
Nothing warms up a chilly Brisbane audience more than some rocking tunes from some of Australia's hottest bands. The... [more]
24/06/2017
When I was studying film at university, one of my greatest joys was being able to see cult, classic and influential ... [more]
02/07/2017
If you're the sort of person who says, "They don't make 'em like they used to" or you have a special collection that... [more]
23/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
Queenslanders don't have to visit Japan to experience an authentic Zen garden, but they will need to act fast! You ... [more]
18/06/2017
Everyone has challenges in life and moments at which you have a choice: to slide into the oblivion of self-destructi... [more]
25/05/2017 - 03/06/2017
Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is back in cinemas this week with its fifth incarnation Pirates of the C... [more]
Last night my partner and I rushed down to bustling West End to catch a show I highly recommend you all see – Weeken... [more]
17/05/2017 - 21/05/2017
If you have ever been curious about how puppets work or you and the kids love a good puppet show, I've got great new... [more]
28/06/2017
It was fifty years ago todaySgt. Pepper taught the band to playThey've been going in and out of styleBut they're guarant... [more]
04/06/2017
Everyone remembers the 2011 Brisbane flood. While the mud army have long since hosed off their gumboots, the event l... [more]
11/05/2017 - 21/05/2017
Excitement is brewing in the heart of Fig Tree Pocket. Stalls are being prepared. Rides and entertainers are being b... [more]
11/06/2017
Dani Cabs is Poncho Orange is a joyful, interactive show that mixes clowning, improvisation, dance, song and poetry.... [more]
04/05/2017 - 07/05/2017
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