Auditions for Anything Goes

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We're excited to announce that our second production of 2016 will be Anything Goes! Anything Goes will be held at Erindale Theatre in August 2016.

Audition bookings are now open. Head to our auditions page for to make a booking.

Artistic Team

Director - Martyn King

Marty has been involved in theatre from a young age performing in local theatre productions of Black Rock and the Laramie Project. After finishing school Marty studied a Bachelor of Performing Arts and majored in Acting. During this time he performed in productions of Much Ado About Nothing, the Bacchae, The Meteorite and a seven hour production of Charles Dickinson's Nicholas Nickleby. After graduating, Marty continued working in theatre as a Stage Manager for productions of Oklahoma, A Glass Menagerie and A Terrible Madness. He has also had success as a self-taught musician and has performed drums in productions of Parade and Spring Awakening. Over the years Marty has had the privilege to work alongside some of Victoria’s most talented directors and actors and looks forward to doing his first Canberra production with Canberra Philharmonic Society.

Music Director - Jim McMullen

Jim McMullen is an Educator, Musician, Conductor and Theatre Director who has a Masters in Education and Degree in Music Education through The University of Canberra and the Canberra School of Music. Jim has taught, played and conducted music in several countries over the past 30 years as well as developing careers in Theatre and Arts Management. During the 80’s and early 90’s he was involved in many shows with Philo and Rep and was Philo’s Director of Music for several years. After leaving Canberra in the early 90’s, Jim was Head of Theatre at CSU in Wagga before heading overseas. Whilst abroad, he ran his own theatre company, Directed and Music Directed a myriad of musicals and plays in several countries until returning to Canberra in 2005. In recent years Jim has Directed Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie, West Side StoryShowtune, 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Cabaret, and Rock of Ages with Philo, and the highly acclaimed Cosi and three years of Jazz Garters with Rep. He is currently Vice President of Philo and conducts traXion Big Band.

Choreographer - Emma Tattam

Emma has been dancing and performing for the last 30 years. After 20 years of calisthenics, she was bitten by the musical theatre bug 16 years ago and has been involved ever since. Emma directed and choreographed two different productions of Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision. She has also choreographed such productions as Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Urinetown and The Wizard of Oz. Emma has most recently been seen on stage in Philo’s Rock of Ages and Cabaret. Emma is a big fan of Cole Porter and is delighted to be working with Philo on Anything Goes.

Cast of Rock of Ages

We are very excited to soon be rocking out with this fabulous cast. A big thanks to everyone who took the time to audition. We were very impressed by the overall standard.

If you would like to be involved in Rock of Ages in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via .


Drew: Dave Smith

Sherrie: Emma McCormack

Lonny: Tim Stiles

Dennis Dupree: Ian Croker

Stacee Jaxx: Will Huang

Justice: Shell Tully

Hertz Klinemann: Berin Denham

Franz Klinemann: Hayden Crosweller

Regina: Anita Davenport

Mayor: Pat Gallagher

Ja'Keith/Ensemble: Andrew Haese

Joey Primo: Max Gambale


Emily Appleton

Hannah Carey

Deanna Gibbs

Emma Nichols

Sophie Hopkins

Amelia Juniper-Grey

Lara Niven

Emma Tattam

Fiona Tregoning

Shennia Spillane

Nina Wood

Lachlan Agett

Ian Bartlett

Alexander Gobbo Gorring

Andrew Haese

Robbie Matthews

Rodwell Faulkner

Rowan Mitchell

Ben Wilson

Production Team

Director: Jim McMullen

Assistant Director: Carolyn Smith

Music Director: Max Gambale

Choreographer: Rachel Thornton

Production Managers: Mick Andrews, Jill McMullen

Cast of Pirates of Penzance

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We are very excited to soon be working with this fabulous cast. A big thanks to everyone who took the time to audition. We were very impressed by the overall standard.

If you would like to be involved in Pirates in an off-stage role (crew, set building, painting, assisting with costumes, etc.), please contact us via .


Pirate King: Shane Horsburgh

Frederic: Marcus Hurley

Mabel: Maddison Lymn

Sergeant: Greg Sollis

Major General: David Cannell

Ruth: Kate Tricks

Daughters: Karyn Tisdell, Deanna Gibbs, Esther Ramsay



Lachlan Agett

Nick Beecher

Hayden Crosweller

Brendan Farnhill

Amelia Juniper Grey

Lara Niven

Emma Nicholls

Jessica Stewart

Anna Tully

Jadziah Oakes

Elle Willis


Lachlan Agett

Andrew Barrow

Adam Best

Nick Beecher

Callum Bodman

Dave Collins

Hayden Crosweller

Brendan Farnhill

Alexander Gorring

Nathan Patrech

Dave Shannon

Dale Stam

Production Team

Director: Kelda McManus

Music Director: Rhys Madigan

Choreographer: Annette Sharpe

Production Manager: Kate Tricks

Evita Tickets on Sale

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Tickets for EVITA are now on sale and can be purchased here. Gift vouchers are also available and would make a great Christmas gift. For further notice of specials and promotions, subscribe to our mailing list by entering your details below.

Memberships now available online

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Philo is very grateful for the contributions of our members, as well as our major sponsor, Ricoh, whose generosity ensures our existence and continued success.

Membership forms and payments can now be processed online through our website. You can support Philo by joining as a 'full' member of the society or as a 'friend of Philo'. Full membership is required to be covered by our public liability insurance (required of cast members and volunteer), and to vote at AGMs.  Click here for more details.

We offer a discount on tickets to Philo members (excluding current cast). To claim the discount, please contact .

Eating at Erindale

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There is quite a range of restaurants and fast food outlets available in Erindale, all within a short walking distance of the theatre. We've compiled a shortlist based on past experience and a bit of web searching.

We recommending booking in advance. If you have any good experiences or recommendations, please leave a comment below.

La Piazza have a special offer for Cabaret patrons - a complimentary drink with your mains. To claim the offer, print this voucher and bring it along.

La Piazza
3/33 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 2995

Turkish Grill
9a/20 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 9766

China Tea House
2 Ricardo St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1259

Punjabi Hut
Erindale Shop 3B/ 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1088

Soulfood Kitchen Restaurant
Shop 8 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 2568

Oriental Terrace Restaurant
28 Denigan St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1288

Barbecue Nation Indian Grill
Shop 4, 33 Erindale Centre, Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 62966608

Erindale Vietnamese Restaurant
Unit 6/38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 1033