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All That Glitters is Not Mould

Written By
Monikka Eliah, Michael Louis Kennedy, Kirsty Marillier and Dylan Van Den Berg

Directed by
Ian Michael

27 Oct – 02 Nov 2022
90 mins, no interval

About the show

When Jo Jo Johnson falls to her death while cleaning the windows in Mark Holden's Zen garden, her story is appropriated by online conspiracy theorists, businesses and the media. What should be an open and shut case of death-by-ladder becomes fodder for speculation that Jo Jo was killed by toxic mould – the same mould that killed Britany Murphy.

Part inspired by real celebrity conspiracy theories and part pure fantasy, All That Glitters is Not Mould is a dark, satirical comedy that looks at the bleeding of public and private life. In a world where everyone is a brand and everyone has a profile, is anything sacred?

This inspiring collaboration between NIDA and Sydney Theatre Company is directed by STC Richard Wherrett Fellow Ian Michael and written by the STC Emerging Writers Group through a NIDA Commission.


In order of appearance


Ethan Bourke

Jo Jo/Lana/Kerri-Anne/Gym Goer/Susie
Jessica Parris

Lenny/Gym Goer/Mourner 1/Troy/Ralph
Harry Stacey

Val/Speaker 1/Gym Goer/Nurse
Olivia Inwood

Louisa/Gym Goer/Mourner 3/Doctor/Hilary
Jessica Bentley

Saint Brittany/Betty/Mourner 2/Speaker 2/Reg/Production Assistant
Janet Anderson

Luke Hill-Smith
Sophie Smith

Creative Team

Ian Michael*

Monikka Eliah*
Michael Louis Kennedy*
Kirsty Marillier*
Dylan Van Den Berg*

Set & Costume Designer
Keerthi Subramanyam*

Lighting Designer
Jordan Jeckells

Sound Designers/Composers
Zoe Davis
Brendon Boney*

Shari Sebbens*

Production Team

Costume Supervisor
Lily Mateljan

Props Supervisor
Madison Williams

Construction Manager
Angus Nott

Production Stage Manager
Scott Cleggett

Deputy Stage Manager
Madeleine Picard

Assistant Stage Manager
Sam Scott

Costume Design Assistant
Max Shanahan

Set Design Assistant
Andrea Knesevic

Costume Assistant
Danielle Schache

Props Assistant
Georgia Raczkowski

Technical Assistants
Ethan Coombes
Arwen Davidson
Abby Dinger
Carol Gonzales
Naomi O'Connor
Sherydan Simpson
Julianna Stankiewicz

This production may contain strong language, adult themes, theatrical haze and strobe lighting.

* Guest
** Staff
*** Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance