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  • His directing credits at the Queensland Theatre Company include: "Clowneroonies" (1980, his directorial debut), Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor".
  • Audio commentary for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004), with director `Stephen Hopkins'.
  • Directed "The Small Poppies" - Adelaide Festival (1986).
  • Played the title role in Beaumarchais' "The Marriage of Figaro" which he translated with Neil Armfield - Optus Playhouse, Brisbane(1998).
  • Played Thersites/Paris in Shakespeare's "Troilus & Cressida" - The Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe (1989).
  • His Melbourne Theatre Company credits include: the title role in "Tristram Shandy-Gent" based on the novel by Laurence Sterne (1988), Jack Worthing in Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1988, also national tour), Cocledemoy in Marston's "The Dutch Courtesan" (1993), and Henri in "Life x 3" by Yasmina Reza (2002).
  • His credits at Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre include: Mouldy 2 in "On Parliament Hill" (1987), Baptiste in "Les Enfants du Paradis" based on Les enfants du paradis (1945) (1988), Poprishin in Gogol's "The Diary of a Madman", (1989, also Melbourne Theatre Company & Russian tour), Horatio in "Hamlet" (1994), Subtle in Jonson's "The Alchemist" (1996), Clint in "The Small Poppies" by David Holman (2000) and King Berenger in "Exit the King" by Eugène Ionesco which he translated himself with Neil Armfield (2007, also Malthouse Theatre Melbourne). His directing credits at the same venue include: "Carols-by-Lazerlight" (1984), "The 1985 Scandals", "Pearls Before Swine" (1986), "Pell Mell" (1986, also Melbourne & Adelaide), "The Popular Mechanicals" (1987, also Melbourne and Adelaide), "The Wolf's Banquet" (1989), Aristophanes' "The Frogs" and "The Popular Mechanicals 2" (1992).
  • His Sydney Theatre Company credits include: "You Can't Take It with You" George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (1981), Ivan Aleksandrovich Khilestakov in Gogol's "The Government Inspector" (1991), Astrov in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" (1992) and John in "Oleanna" by David Mamet (1993).
  • His credits with the State Theatre Company of South Australia include: Middleton's "The Revenger's Tragedy", "No End of Blame" (1981), Oberon/Theseus in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", a soldier in "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht, Toozenbach in "Silver Lining", Field Marshall Dorfling in "The Prince of Homburg" "Royal Show" (1982), The Moon in "Blood Wedding", by Federico García Lorca, Dr. Eberhard in "Netherwood" (also Festival of Sydney), the title role in "The Marriage of Figaro", Victor in "Pal Joey", Allen Fitzgerald in "The Blind Giant Is Dancing", David in "Sunrise" (1983), Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" (1984, also Festival of Sydney), David in "Benefactors" (1986), Archbishop Wilfred Biggs in "Shepherd on the Rocks", Autolycus in Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" (1987), The Fool in Shakespeare's "King Lear" (1988), Marat in "Marat/Sade", Antipholus of Ephesus in Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" (1990). His directing credits at the same venue include: "Unreal", "Definitely Not The Last", "Teen-Ages", "Animal Acts" (1984),
  • Appeared in "Teeth and Smiles" by David Hare - Nimrod Theatre, Sydney, Australia (1980).
  • His credits at New York's Jane Street Theatre include: Dave in "On Our Selection" and Vladimir in "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett (1979).
  • Appeared in "Jack and the Beanstalk" - Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland (1977).
  • Played Buttons in "Hamlet on Ice" - Gallery Theatre (1973).
  • His credits with the Queensland Theatre Company include: Marshall the Raen in "Wrong Side of the Moon" by Nicholas Stuart Gray (1971), Brazencourt in "Lock Up Your Daughters" by Bernard Miles, Hinchcliffe in "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" a new play by Lance Peters, Fabian in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", Kelso Truscott in "Ruling Class", Snoopy in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" Simple Simon in "Puss in Boots" (1972), Joxer in "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey, Beast in the musical "Expresso Bongo", Rees in "National Health", Thomas Diaforus in Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid", Detective Inspector Appleton in "Suddenly at Home" by Francis Durbridge, Abanzer in "Aladdin" (1973), Gilmer in the musical "Godspell", Sir Lucius O'Trigger in Sheriden's "The Rivals", Philip in "The Philanthropist" by Christopher Hampton, Roland Maule in "Present Laughter" by Noël Coward (1974), The Fool in Shakespeare's "King Lear", Monsieur Henri in "Point of Departure", and Roy the Wonderboy in "Clowneroonies" (1978).
  • (March 2009) He acted in Eugene Ionesco's play, "Exit the King," at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City with Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose, Andrea Martin, directed by Neil Armfield AO.

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