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Lachlan Murdoch – Artistic Director

Lachlan Murdoch – Artistic Director

Lachlan’s responsibilities are varied, from managing the artistic content and entertainment value of the shows, to Co-Directing each production that goes on the road, to being the only one qualified to drive Alpha’s huge touring truck, to supporting the Company Manager for all the logistic requirements to successfully run a tour. Lachlan also performs in all shows, generally as a comedic character, at which he excels. Audiences delight in his many hilarious off-script moments, as there really hasn’t been a performer as funny or engaging, especially for children, since Jim Carrey. Lachlan’s skills on stage and off, make him a valuable part of the company. He is also very passionate about the messages Alpha delivers within the stories – something he wished he had knowledge of growing up himself. Lachlan hopes to see you at your next show, doing whatever he can to make the show amazing and hilarious!

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Jacqui Martin – Company Manager

Jacqui Martin – Company Manager

Jacqui has been working for Alpha Shows since 2011. Joining the company to be a part of their brand new show of The Little Mermaid. Since then she has been involved in almost every Alpha Show on offer and has been Tour Manager for most of 2012. Performing has always been a passion for Jacqui, and within this company she has been able to fulfill her love and passion for performance whilst also gaining some fantastic managerial skills.
Jacqui also co-directs a lot of the Alpha Show productions with Lachlan Murdoch. It has been incredibly enriching to be such a big part of the creative process. But all of our rehearsals are such a great collaboration of every single one of the actors’ skills and unique ideas.
Jacqui really believes in the messages that are being taught each and every day in an Alpha Shows performance, and looks forward to sharing it with every school that she performs to. Alpha has been a very rewarding experience for Jacqui so far.

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Phil Jackson – Production Executive & Set Designer/Painter

Phil Jackson – Production Executive & Set Designer/Painter

Phil has been intricately involved with all aspects of production for all of Alpha’s shows. The amazing sets and the backdrops, the style of which has become well known to all who see one of our productions, have all taken weeks and weeks of incredibly detailed and painstaking work. Phil also oversees, maintains and invents all aspects of a technical nature in Alpha’s shows, including ingenius props and special effects.

Info on set painting

phil@alphamedia.com.au

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Kyle Rowling – Fight Director

Kyle Rowling – Fight Director

Kyle has assisted Alpha since 2008, teaching us professional stage combat skills, choreographing many of our on stage hand to hand and sword fights, as well as making really beautiful armoury and speciality costumes for certain characters. Ben & Katja have been trained by Kyle, who choreographed all the light saber fights in Star Wars Ep II and III as well as doubling for Count Dooku, to intermediate level which means they can now also choreograph the fights for Alpha’s shows and ensure all stage combat is safe and effective.

 

Sydney Stage Combat website

kyle@sydneystagecombat.com

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Nicole Whittorn – Administration Manager

Nicole Whittorn – Administration Manager

Nicole manages everything of an administration and logistical nature in Alpha Shows. Without her work, Alpha would cease to function – literally! She is an invaluable member of the team and both our customers and actors look to her to support the continued running of Alpha. From costume washing every week, mail outs, calling schools to confirm, and managing the entire administration needs of the company, Nicole works extremely hard – as she is also a mother of 2 and does a wonderful job raising them. nicole@alphashows.com.au

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Ben Jackson – CEO & Founder

Ben Jackson – CEO & Founder

An experienced performer, Ben’s mission in life is to bring experiences to people to make a difference. As managing director, he oversees most areas of the business, including Tour Managing most tours, marketing, script writing, and most other areas of production; as well as performing on stage as well! He is particularly passionate about the direction Alpha has taken, under his leadership, towards creating events that are more than just ‘kids shows'; rather, integrated events that create life changing experiences, new understandings and feelings of joy and love. Ben is committed to making your theatre experience a truly magical one, and looks forward to coming back year after year to once again exceed your expectations!

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