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Melbourne 2016 ISPA Congress - Eddie Perfect with Iain Grandage
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PERFORMANCE | Saturday, June 4, 2016 

Eddie Perfect 

Eddie Perfect is one of Australia’s most diverse, respected and prolific writer/composer/performers, having made his mark in the fields of comedy, music theatre composition, playwriting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen. Perhaps best known for his TV portrayal of Mick Holland on Channel Ten’s Offspring and as the new host of Play School, Eddie has won multiple awards for his work both as a performer and a writer.

His stage credits include Baz Luhrmann and Global Creatures’ Strictly Ballroom; Malthouse Theatre Company (Babes In The Wood, Drink Pepsi Bitch, The Big Con); Shane Warne The Musical; Keating! The Musical; Songs From The Middle in collaboration with ANAM, Iain Grandage and the UK’s Brodsky Quartet; Victorian Opera’s The Threepenny Opera; and Opera Australia’s South Pacific. His solo music comedy shows (Angry Eddie, Drink Pepsi Bitch, Misanthropology) have received Helpmann and Green Room Awards, touring Australia, New Zealand, Edinburgh and London. Eddie is currently co-Artistic Director of Adelaide Cabaret Festival. 

Photo by Julian Kingma

Iain Grandage

Iain Grandage composes, conducts and performs. His concert works have been performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Brodsky Quartet, Australian String Quartet, Australian Brass Quintet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Sara Macliver, Craig Ogden and choirs and orchestras around Australia. Recent highlights include the Victorian Opera production in 2014 of his opera The Riders, based on the Tim Winton novel with libretto by Alison Croggon, and the oratorio Towards First Light, written with Kate Mulvany for the centenary of ANZAC. His compositions for the theatre (including scores for Cloudstreet, The Secret River, When Time Stops and (in collaboration with Kate Miller-Heidke) The Rabbits) have been awarded several Helpmann and Green Room Awards. As music director he has been similarly acclaimed and awarded for his work with, among others, Meow Meow, Sydney Theatre Company’s The Secret River, Gurrumul, Tim Minchin, and Black Arm Band.

Photo by Pia Johnson

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