David Knox (Concept/Book)
A Performer, Writer, Director, David created the hit Kylie musical I Should Be So Lucky. The unashamed hit of the 2002 Midsumma Festival, it sold out all shows prior to opening night causing both The Age and The Australian to dub it “the hottest ticket in town.” Such was the electricity of the show, it became news in 32 countries around the world from Venezuela to Vietnam and Croatia to Canada. It was featured in every Australian daily paper, DNA, Blue, Gay Times UK, The Face, Attitude, Advocate and picked up by the BBC, MTV in China and spawned 2 Green Room nominations. David is a graduate of the WA Academy of Performing Arts (Music Theatre) and RMIT Screenwriting. He has appeared in the musicals Big River, Countdown the Musical, The Real Live Brady Bunch and The Sydney Cabaret Convention. In addition to writing and directing cabaret theatre in Hong Kong, the South Pacific and Asia, David's other works have been recognised by the Fellowship of Australian Writers, the World Pater Awards, InterPlay 85 and 6KY Radio Perth. The ABC awarded him its prestigious Ian Reed Fellowship where he subsequently served as Writer in Residence. David is also a TV critic having appeared with The Age, 3AW, Nova, ABC, JOY, Screen Hub, Evolution Newspapers and more.
Dean Lotherington (Musical Arrangements)
Dean has composed the musical POP with Rod Davies and is currently writing Forte, an 'orchestral' drama. He orchestrated and arranged the score for Garry Ginivan's critically acclaimed Pinocchio at the Melbourne Concert Hall in January 2002. In collaboration with lyricist Martin Croft, Dean composed the musical Joe Starts Again; winner of the 2004 Green Room Award (original book/lyrics/music). Joe was subsequently invited to be part of the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival in September 2004. Dean was in the Original Australian Casts of Les Miserables, Chess, The Hunting Of The Snark, Jesus Christ Superstar-The Concert along with performances in Piano Men, Always Patsy Cline & The Juliet Letters. As Musical Director and accompanist, he has collaborated with such luminaries as Julian Clary, Jodie Gillies, Paul Capsis, Robyn Arthur, Michael Cormick and Wendy Stapleton. Dean co-hosted The Famous Piano Bar for two years at Chapel Off Chapel.
Original Direction by David Knox. Original Musical Direction by Dean Lotherington.