The Cast

Nicholas Gledhill

Nicholas Gledhill has worked extensively in Australia and the UK for more than 30 years.

He began acting at the age of 6 when he played the central role (PS) in "Careful He Might Hear You" for which he was nominated Best Actor in 1984. Since then his Film and Television roles have included appearances in "Bodyline", "A Country Practice", "GP", "Dirtwater Dynasty" - and more.

Nicholas studied at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama (now the BSA) for three years and, after working in the UK for some time, returned home to Australia to play John Darling in the Jim Henson's Creature Shop production of "PAN". He played a number of roles in the Shakespeare Globe Centre Australia's productions between 2002 - 2005.

He most recently played Demetrius in the Acting Factory's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and is currently on the board of The Shakespeare Centre. He is also finishing post-production work for an independent feature film, called "Dead Down Under" and has recently returned from a successful tour of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a production called "Light Bites & Tasty Treats".

Nicholas has also worked as a Stage Combat Master and Choreographer, an acting teacher and is a prize winning writer (ICI/STC Young Writers Competition).

Tristan McKinnon

Originally from WA, Tristan has spent his latter years in the performing arts developing a variety of skills in movement, dance and theatre. 2010 has seen Tristan in roles such as the lovable 'Dromio' in the Summer 'Shakespeare On The Green' production of 'The Comedy of Errors' directed by Robyn McLean.

Puppeteering the cantankerous pudding 'Albert' in the first musical adaption of Norman Lindsays iconic children's story 'The Magic Pudding' at the MSTYP.

Graduating Bradfield College in 2005, Tristan studied Theatre and performance at NIDA, Actors Centre Australia and is currently strengthening his technique in Meisner at The Actors Pulse.

Other credits include TV episode 'Families of Crime' as David Birnie, Demtrius in 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' Shakespeare on the Green 2009 ( SOTG )

Also Lucentio in 'The Taming of the Shrew' SOTG 2008, Simone in Oscar Wilde's 'A Florentine Tragedy' 2009.

Janine Penfold

Janine trained at Ensemble Studios and at the Lynette Sheldon Actors Studio. Earlier this year she played Sheila in John Misto’s two-hander “The Shoe-Horn Sonata” for Impulse Theatre Company, performing to packed houses for five weeks.

Her recent theatre credits include roles in two Wayne Tunks’ plays, “Silvertop Ash” and “Birthdays, Christmas and Other Family Disasters” and the Darlinghurst Theatre production of Daniel MacIvor’s comedy “This is a Play”.

In 2007 she reached the Final of the Short & Sweet season for her role as
Marie in “Character Development”.

She has appeared in a number of short films, most notably “Benny Unseen Hero” which made the Tropfest Final and “The Agreement” and has a number of TV and live theatre credits over many years.