Meet the cast & production Team of "Wife After Death"
RODNEY VAN GRONINGEN - (Kevin)
Rodney has been performing in Perth theatres for a number of years. He has been in numerous plays at the Garrick Theatre including The Odd Couple (2011), Light Shining on Buckinghamshire (2012), Project Macbeth (2013) and Midsummer Night’s Dream (2014).Cinderella (2017) He has also performed at many other theatres including KADS theatre, Amy’s View (2008) The First Henry (2015), GRADS, Twelfth Night (2011) and Marloo Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar (2007), My Very Own Story (2007), Aida (2012) and Key For Two (2013) The Foreigner (2016).He performed at the Regal Theatre as Captain Bertorelli in ‘Allo ‘Allo (2009). He was nominated for an ITA Finley Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Sam in The Cemetery Club (Marloo Theatre 2006). He was last seen as ????? in Relatively Speaking at Garrick Theatre (2017). This is Rodney’s fifth performance for Serial Productions having previously performed in Blackadder Goes Forth (2013), Blackadder the Third (2014) and Noises Off (2015) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2016)
JACQUI WARNER (Vi)
Jacqui has been involved in theatre since 2004. She has appeared in numerous productions at a community theatre level and has won various acting awards, including two best actor and best supporting actor awards at Darlington Theatre Players and Most Outstanding Performance at Kalamunda Dramatic Society. She has also received nomination for best supporting actress at the Independent Theatre Association Awards for The Cemetery Club (Doris) 2006, Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), The Birthday Party (Meg) 2007, Butterflies are Free (Mrs Baker) 2008. Jacqui has also been involved in several semi-professional shows including The Birthday Party for Lawson Productions (2008) and ‘Allo ‘Allo (2009) at the Regal Theatre. She was last seen as Jan Butty in Scrooge the Panto at the Marloo Theatre ( 2016). This is Jacqui’s fifth performance for Serial Productions having previously performed in Open All Hours (2012), Blackadder the Third(2014), Noises Off (2015) and The Importance of Being Earnest (2016) . Jacqui is also a founding Director of Serial Productions.
ANDREW GOVEY (Harvey)
This is Andrew’s first appearance with Serial Productions. Stage plays he has acted in over the last 30 years include Death of a Salesman, The Seagull, Abigail’s Party, Sailor Beware, Rock A Bye Sailor, Conduct Unbecoming, A Toe in The Water, A Man for All Seasons, The Late Edwina Black, Arms and The Man, Fatal Attraction, The 39 Steps, Hay Fever, Run For Your Wife, Gaslight, Touch and Go, Moonlight and Magnolias and more recently Life After George. Andrew is enjoying the opportunity to further develop his stagecraft, working once again with an experienced and creative director and a very talented cast in this latest production.
ANNA HEAD (Laura)
Anna is delighted to be performing in her first show with Serial Productions. Following her most recent role as Poppy Santini in Life After George at the Garrick Theatre, a role in Wife After Death, seemed fitting. Memorable roles at The Garrick Theatre have been Meg, Hotel Sorrento (2009), Annette, God of Carnage (2013), Celia Wallis, Silhouette (2015), and Ann Marsh, Shock, (2016).
At the Old Mill Theatre, she has performed as Olive, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (2015), and Anna, Closer (2016). One of Anna’s most challenging performances to date was her portrayal of Francoise Gilot in a 45-minute monologue for Blak Yak Theatre’s acclaimed production of Picasso’s Women (2014). Anna was awarded “Best Actress in a Leading Role” for her performances in; Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (Old Mill Theatre); and Silhouette (The Garrick Theatre), for their 2015 seasons.
SUSAN MEIKLE (Jane)
Susan's love of theatre began when she was cast as Chaffbag Charlie, a bushranger with a maniacal laugh, in a Primary School play. She has a BA in Theatre from Curtin University and a Grad Dip in Secondary Education (English and Drama) from ECU. During her time at Curtin she also performed at illustrated lectures and in short films and gained experience in playwriting, stage management and directing. She has been involved in many community theatre groups including Roleystone, Garrick, GRADS, Melville, Limelight, and Playlovers in a variety of shows from musicals to dramas to comedies. Favourites include The Removalists (Hayman Theatre), A Laughing Matter (GRADS), Lucky Sods (Limelight) The Rink (Playlovers) and Mindgame (Playlovers), for which she won a Plover for best supporting actor. Old Mill regulars may recognise her as Sister Marilyn from Maverick Productions' Hail Mary 2 : The Haunting.
SANDRA SANDO (Kay)
Sandra has been involved in theatre since 1990 when she joined KADS. After working backstage on props or as stage manager, for which she has won awards, she finally plucked up the courage to act. At KADS some of the plays she has been in are:- Maxine in Stepping Out, Ouiser in Steel Magnolias, Shirley Valentine, Wee Small Hours, Breast Wishes, for which she won the Ivor Bound Shining Star Award and Evermore Shall Be So. In 2016 Sandra played Mari Hoff in ‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice” and was nominated as Best Actress in a Play at the Finley Awards. At Marloo she appeared in Witness for the Prosecution, Fallen Angels - for which she won Best Supporting Actress and 5 Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench. In 2007 she won Best Female Actor at both the Bunbury One Act Festival and the ITA One Act Festival with the one-act play ‘Holly and Ivy” In 2015 the cast took this play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival receiving a 4 out of 5 star review. Sandra also appeared in a TV ad for Thrifty - ‘FRAAANK!”
ROBERT WARNER - DIRECTOR & STAGE MANAGER
Rob has been involved with community & professional theatre for over 20 years and has Stage Managed more than 40 shows in various venues including the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre, The UWA Dolphin Theatre and the Regal Theatre. Most recently Rob enjoyed his directorial debut with The Foreigner at Marloo Theatre of which he is currently the President. Rob is also a founding Direcor of Serial Productions.
GEORGE BOYD - SET DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION & SOUND
George learned the art of set construction whilst involved in Whitehorse Musical Theatre in melbourne a number of years ago. Since moving to Perth he has started designing the sets as well as building them.
He has designed & built sets for Marloo Theatre, Old Mill Theatre, Garrick Theatre, Melville Theatre & Serial Productions , winning many club awards & the ITA Best Set award for The Darling Buds of May ( Marloo Theatre), Noises Off( Serial Productions), Footloose (Marloo Theatre) & The Foreigner ( Marloo Theatre)
SHELLEY MILLER- LIGHTING DESIGN
Lesley Sutton - Props & Set Dressing
Lesley has been organising, sourcing & making props for community theatre for over 15 years. Whilst working mainly at the Marloo Theatre in Greenmount, she has also worked at Garrick Theatrte, Old Mill Theatre and the Regal Theatre. Lesly has done a superb job of props and set dressing for all of Serial Productions shows to date.