Entries by Simon McMaster

John Alker-Jones and Dr Bruce Pennay – scene stealers in At The Hip

There’ve been some scene stealers in At The Hip including former planner with the Albury Wodonga Development Corporation, John Alker-Jones, and historian and academic, Dr Bruce Pennay who some have compared with the two older gentleman who provide commentary on The Muppets.

Played by Paddy Brown and Matt Davidson respectively, the memories of the two […]

The dream bears fruit

Through the stories of its older and younger residents, At the Hip documents the journey the towns of Albury and Wodonga have taken toward Gough Whitlam’s grand vision to be the cross-border regional city that now exists and the tremendous change inherent in this. While the original plan laid out in the 1970s did not […]

Q & A with Paddy Brown

Paddy Brown talks about a very famous person he interviewed for At the Hip.

The process for developing At the Hip has been quite different to other shows you may have been involved in. What has been your favourite thing about the process of being ‘reporter/actor’?

I’ve really loved the chance to talk to people […]

Q & A with Teeny Miles

With the show about to open, we spent five minutes with Christine (Teeny) Miles.

The process for developing At the Hip has been quite different to other shows you may have been involved in. What has been your favourite thing about the process of being ‘reporter/actor’?

Finding the ‘gold’ in the interviews. Really listening to […]

Month in the Country Submissions Now Open for 2017

A Month in the Country (MITC) is a regional residency program supporting the development of new Australian work. It provides a rare opportunity for performance-makers to reflect and create in the quiet atmosphere of our Splitters Creek farmhouse. Submissions are now being accepted for residency requests for the period 1 February to 30 June 2017.  […]

Q & A with Georgie Currie

A quick catch up with Studio Ensemble member, Georgie Currie, during a brief break from rehearsals.

The process for developing At the Hip has been quite different to other shows you may have been involved in. What has been your favourite thing about the process of being ‘reporter/actor’?

This entire process has been super interesting […]

Q & A with Matt Davidson

We talk to Matt Davidson about his experience with making At the Hip and being a born and bred Albury-Wodonga resident, but he’s keeping mum about the song in the show finale.

What has been your favourite thing about the process of being ‘reporter/actor’?

I have enjoyed going through the process with everyone and gaining […]

At the Hip – the perfect pre-Christmas get-together (Let us look after your function at the Butter Factory Theatre)

At the Hip is a show about the BIG Dreams of Albury-Wodonga – so whether you’ve been here all your life or just arrived – there’s something in it for you.  Share the experience with colleagues for  work/team-building, or a special family or friends group outing. It’s perfect too for a pre-Christmas get-together, so get […]