Articles on ‘Simon Gallaher’

The Pirates are Back!

Pirates of Penzance - Harvest Rain. Image Supplied.

In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre opened with a blockbuster production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, which starred Jon English, Marina Prior and Simon Gallaher. It returned to QPAC in 1994 (with Helen Donaldson replacing Marina Prior), with video and audio recordings ensuring its iconic status in Australian musical theatre. To celebrate… Read more.


Review: Wicked Soars with Standing Ovation

Back in the bubble: Suzie Mathers will return as Glinda in WICKED from 12 February 2015. Image by Maye Wong

With over ninety international awards, Wicked is the jewel in the crowning glory of composer Stephen Schwartz’ musical canon, which includes other commercial musical hits for the stage such as Godspell, Pippin, and movie musicals such as Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and Enchanted amongst others. On a side note,… Read more.


And the Wizard is …

Producer John Frost has announced that Simon Gallaher will be the new Wizard for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of the blockbuster musical Wicked. It’s a rather serendipitous occasion as the Queensland Performing Arts Centre will celebrate its 30th Anniversary next year, as will Simon Gallaher who was in QPAC’s first production when it opened in 1984 with… Read more.


The Pirates are Aboard for QPAC’s 30th Birthday

Andrew O’Keefe, Nancye Hayes, Georgina Hopson and  Billy Bourchier in The Pirates of Penzance. Photo Supplied.

Ahoy, avast ye land lubbers and arrrrrrrr! The Pirates are back! In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre was opened with an incredibly successful season of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, starring Simon Gallaher, Marina Prior and Jon English. In March 2015, Harvest Rain Theatre Company are joining QPAC’s 30th birthday celebrations with… Read more.



Monty Python’s Spamalot

Last night Harvest Rain opened their flyby season of Monty Python’s spoof musical Spamalot to an obvious fan crowd, complete with standing ovation. Based on the 1975 cult film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical adaptation by original Pythonite Eric Idle (Book and Lyrics), and Music (John du Prez and Eric Idle), will… Read more.


QTC board welcomes new Directors

Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) welcomes Kirstin Ferguson, Elizabeth Jameson and Simon Gallaher as Directors for their 2013-2016 board. Together they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from both national and international appointments; Ferguson is a Chairman and Non-Executive Director and has served a diverse range of Australian and international organisations from the mining sector… Read more.


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