R U OK? Day

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R U OK? Day this year was next-level.

In a world-first, Richard Branson had Virgin Australia staff across the country (some 10,000 of them) wearing a splash of yellow with their staple red and purple uniforms in support.  It was also great catching up with some of the RUOK? family and meeting Virgin Australia CEO, Paul Scurrah.

As always, it’s important to remember that the spirit behind this national day of action isn’t just reserved for once a year.  If you feel something’s not quite right with someone you know, trust your gut, no matter what day it is.  Check up on them and ask if they’re OK.

Never underestimate the power a simple, genuine conversation can have x

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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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Always

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“Always on my mind.”

Photography by Chris McGeown

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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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Happy New Year

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Tegenungan Waterfall, Bali

2018, what a year you have been.  Breathtakingly beautiful and relentlessly painful, all at once…

2019, here’s to more adventures, happiness and even greater days!

Happy New Year everyone x

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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.

Click the pic to read.

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A Beastly Night

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Sydney premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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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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FILA

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Photography by Dan Shaq

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BEAUTIFUL Wrap Party

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Wrap party moments with these beautiful people x

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Shine On

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“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”

– Maya Angelou

Photography by Forespoke

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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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Wearing LEVIS.

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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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