Launch Pad, a double bill theatre show produced by National Theatre of Parramatta @ Riverside Theatre played to sold out shows in March. I was Composer and Sound Designer for these wonderfully unique stories of coming of age that took audiences from Fairfield Halal butcheries all the way to the Moulin Rouge and back again to Sydney's Mardi Gras.
The challenge for this double bill was to write music completely unique to each show and emotionally brace both worlds simultaneously during the writing and rehearsal process. From delicate harp and piano cross rhythms to glitchy beats with analogue 80s synths!
"The material is whip smart and, by the end, finds an authenticity that will move anyone who has been a mother, or had a mother." - Harriet Cunningham,
"The future of Australia’s Theatre is in good hands...the stories draw the audience in with those familiar moments that we all remember" - Daniel Craig,
Sorry Mum Project:
Written by Pippa Ellams
Directed by Hannah Goodwin and Tasha Obrien
Let Me Know When you Get Home
Written by Miranda Aguilar
Directed by Valerie Berry
In association with Curious Works