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Merrigong Talking Point – Musical Adaptations

Sat 27 Jul

From film to musical.

A conversation with Victoria Falconer (Musical Director, Once) and Cameron Daddo (Actor, Once).

This Merrigong Talking Point accompanies the performance of  Once.

Turning movies into musicals. Kinky Boots, The Full Monty, Billy Elliot and Once.

Join us for a free foyer discussion on how a film with songs becomes a musical.

Victoria Falconer

Victoria Falconer is a cabaret performer, multi-instrumentalist, musical director and composer. Musical Director credits include Sasquatch, The Opera (Summerhall), Unroyal Variety (Hackney Empire), Midnight Marauders (Edinburgh Fringe) and Courtney Act’s Under The Covers (London). Victoria has recently performed at London’s Southbank Centre (Meltdown Festival), Soho Theatre (EastEnd Cabaret), Malthouse Theatre (Glittergrass), and festivals including Darwin International Festival, Clockenflap (Hong Kong), Glastonbury UK & Woodford Folk Festival. She played theremin alongside John Cameron Mitchell at Adelaide Cabaret Festival, musical saw for Amanda Palmer and Richard O’Brien at Koko, and performed with cult circus crew Briefs Factory in London’s West End. TV credits include The Courtney Act Show (UK), BBC Three’s Live at the Electric (UK) and NBC’s Before The Morning After (US). Victoria co-writes and performs with feminist provocateurs Fringe Wives Club. Their debut Glittery Clittery won Best Cabaret Award at Adelaide Fringe 2018, a Spirit of The Fringe Award at Edinburgh 2018, and nominations at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Green Room Awards 2018.

Cameron Daddo

Cameron Daddo began his career over 30 years ago. He loves to tell a story. From acting, producing, directing in film and television, to musical theatre, comedic and dramatic plays. An award-winning singer/songwriter and TV host to radio announcer. Cameron relocated to LA in 1992, & among others worked with film legends George Lucas & David Lynch, starred in several primetime US TV shows Models Inc & FX – the Series & appeared in CSI, NCIS, The West Wing, The Mentalist & 24. He is a multi-Logie & Peoples Choice Award winner for his work on the Heroes, Golden Fiddles & Tracks of Glory. Cameron returned to Australia to appear in Legally Blonde, and TV shows Beaconsfield & Packed to the Rafters. Cameron worked on the stage in LA, performing in Holding the Man (ATC) & played Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Cameron performed in The Haunting & was Narrator for The Rocky Horror Show. Cameron can be heard every night on Sydney’s SmoothFm. Along with his wife, Ali, is the successful podcast ‘Separate Bathrooms & other Handy Marriage Tips’ available for download.

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