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KANE JONES

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Meet KANE JONES.

This guy’s a gym rat you don’t wanna mess with.  He’s tough, cocky and totally unfazed by pain or risk. Watch what happens when he invites Ned to an underground fight club…  So much fun playing this character!

Catch my Neighbours debut Nov 15 at 6.30pm on 10 Play here in Oz and Channel 5 in the UK 🥊

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NEIGHBOURS

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It’s been ridiculously hard keeping this a secret… I’m so happy to share that I’ve landed a guest role on Neighbours!

You know, I always say life is unpredictable.  But this happening (and the events leading up to it) has proven that to me so much more.  Even when the odds seem completely stacked against you, you just can’t count yourself out!

Huge thanks to everyone at Ramsay Street, Mcleod Casting and Fremantle… I’m super grateful.  Keep an eye on your TVs from next month.

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Melbourne Cup – Go and Let Go

What an amazing experience filming the new VRC Melbourne Cup commercial!

Not only did I get to work with such an ace cast and crew, it was my first time ever doing wire work.  Anyone who knows me knows I’m a superhero fanatic, and doing this definitely had me living my Marvel dreams a bit (haha)!

– Directed by Sophia Banks

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Recently had a great chat with the NZ Herald about our show.  Kiwis can find it in today’s paper, everyone else can click here.

See you next week, Auckland!

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Look forward to sharing Madiba the Musical with Auckland real soon.

Here’s an interview I had with Stuff.co.nz.  Click here to read.

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MADIBA in Perth

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That’s a wrap for our Perth season of Madiba the Musical at Crown Theatre.

Adelaide, you’re next.

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With Nick Afoa.

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Michael Cassel Group Christmas

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At the Michael Cassel Group Christmas party a few weeks back.  So nice seeing some of my Beautiful: The Carole King Musical family.

Thanks for having us and for a great night! x

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Chatting to Daily Telegraph about barbers, breakfasts and life in the burbs.

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Meet Will

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“They lock away sunlight and only leave us shadows.  I draw the moments of the struggle and they come to life…” – William Xulu

It’s a cathartic experience getting to explore this character each day x

Photography by Serge Thomann

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Privilege and Honour

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MADIBA Opening Night

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We officially opened Madiba the Musical in Melbourne at the Comedy Theatre!

Very thankful to be working with such a great group of people and be part of telling a story that is so meaningful…

Congrats to the whole crew and huge thanks to everyone who came along x

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BEAUTIFUL Wrap Party

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Wrap party moments with these beautiful people x

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Helpmann Awards Win

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Beautiful has taken home five Helpmann Awards this year, including ‘Best Musical’!  Wow!

From the beginning, at our very first table-read, we knew this was something special.  Not only because of the incredible talent on display or the story… there was just a tangible energy in the room, framed with so much heart.  What a way to kick off our final season and what an honour to be recognised for our work.

And beyond that… I’m so grateful that I get to share this experience with such a wonderful group of people.  Massive congrats and love to the entire Beautiful family!

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BEAUTIFUL Brisbane Opening

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Our final Beautiful opening in Brisbane.

A night of unbridled celebration, glorious reunions and sweet memories.  Thankful for this show and these people.

Big thanks to Institchu for making me look decent x

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MADIBA the Musical

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So excited to share that I’ve joined the cast of MADIBA the Musical: celebrating the powerful, inspiring life of Nelson Mandela.

Being South African-born, this resonates with me on a pretty intrinsic level…

Super thankful for the opportunity and look forward to opening in October!

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A ‘Beautiful’ Melbourne Night

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We’ve officially opened Beautiful in Melbourne!  The show went off, the audience were so generous and the best time was had celebrating afterwards.

I’ve said it before…  My mom introduced us to Carole King’s Tapestry when we were kids.  So it’s such a full-circle moment getting to be part of this very special show.

And this particular opening was made that much more special because she came all the way from NZ to be here.  Also, I love that she made the official capture below from the end of the show – all smiles, glitter raining and waving to get my attention x

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Life is a Gift

Not so long ago, I had a blood clot shoot to my right lung, killing off part of it.  Essentially meaning I now live with 1.5 lungs.

It was an experience that left me confronted with my own mortality and with so many questions: why this would happen to someone so fit and healthy, what life’s really about then, whether I’d be able to ever perform again…  Just so many thoughts.

It’s been the first time I’ve publicly shared about what’s been my greatest personal challenge.  I’m extremely grateful to be here and hopeful about the future.  Big thanks to Jonathon Moran and Daily Telegraph.

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Wharf 4 Ward

Barry-Conrad-Wharf4WardHad an ace time performing with my Beautiful family and Dami Im for Sony Foundation’s Wharf 4 Ward event.

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A ‘Beautiful’ Opening Night

Words can’t quite encapsulate how magical Sydney opening night of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical was.

I know it’s early days and we’ve only just begun.  But getting to work with this group of people has been such a dream.  And the love we felt from the audience Sunday night was so tangible.

Can honestly say, I never in a million years could’ve foreseen Beautiful being part of my story.  It’s a milestone moment, not only in my career but in my life.

The gratitude I feel couldn’t be more real x

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Chatting with CelebMix

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About what’s been happening.  Click on the pic to read.

Thanks so much for having me, CelebMix.

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