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Lights! Camera! Action!
 
That's Classic Entertainment proudly presents Two Gents, a commedia dell'arte adaption of Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
 
 Selected for the VCAA Drama Playlist for 2021, Two Gents is performing   in two beautiful Covid safe outdoor locations in Melbourne and Bendigo.
 
 Fairfield Amphitheatre
 1st - 13th March, 2pm and 7.30pm
 Bendigo Botanic Gardens- Garden for the Future
 15th - 20th March, 2pm and 7.30pm
 (no shows on Sundays)

PROGRAM

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About

That’s Classic Entertainment are dedicated to celebrating the golden years of light theatrical entertainment of the early 20th Century. We do this by breathing new life into these classical works and also using them as inspiration to make new work that speaks to a contemporary audience. Household names such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Danny Kaye, Fanny Bryce, The Marx Brothers, Zeigfield Follies, Jerry Lewis, Red Skelton, Gene Kelly and Josephine Baker make up just a few of the exceptional artists who inspire us. We premiered with our first production, Revue in December 2019 to a sold out audience with the support of Bendigo Venues and Events at the Old Fire Station in our home town of Bendigo. This marked the beginning of the work we want to create, and you can find samples of this show in the attached (video and photos).

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Productions

Previous Productions

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Inspired by the great artists of the 1920‘s and beyond we present a short, sharp and savvy spectacular sensation sensually stimulating a single sense, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the glory and ridiculousness of that golden age.

 

An online radio show style show as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival Digital Fringe.

Our debut production Revue premiered to a sold out house at The Engine Room in Bendigo on the 21st of December 2019.

 

A night of music, physical comedy sketches and singing paying homage and inspired by the great artists of the 1920's and beyond.

Made possible with thanks to a subsidy from Bendigo Venues and Events.

Company Members

Scott Middleton

Scott Middleton

Scott is an Australian born actor and theatre maker who has worked across all disciplines of performance nationally and internationally with a passion for physically and emotionally demanding theatre. His training includes a BA in Acting from Federation University in his native Australia and an MA in Theatre Lab from RADA in London. He has also undertaken extensive training in Commedia dell'Arte with Antonio Fava, Viewpoints and Suzuki method as well as completing the advanced actor training program with Frantic Assembly in London. While in the UK he made several new works, began teaching and toured a production to Gardzienice in Poland before returning to make his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2019.

 

After 3 years training and working in London he has recently returned to Melbourne where he is seeking new opportunities, developing several projects and was recently appointed a movement lecturer with Federation University where he formerly studied. He is involved with two companies, That’s Classic Entertainment and Psychopomp! Theatre Collective who are both currently making work and is also working as a movement consultant on a variety of projects as well.

Kyrilee Bodin

Kyrilee Bodin

Kyrilee has completed a Diploma of Theatre Arts Performance and a Bachelor of Production Stage Management at the VCA while also attending an Actors course at Verve Studios. Kyrilee is a big believer in enjoying all aspects of live performance and is a founding member of the multifaceted theatrical company That's Classic. 

Kyrilee has worked as a combination of Stage Manager and Technical Operator with Red Stitch Actors Studio, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, La Mama, Malthouse and Chapel off Chapel. 

Kyrilee has also worked as Logistics Coordinator at Hit Productions and Toured Australia with CDP as a Deputy Stage Manager. 

 

Having returned to her hometown where her theatrical journey started, Kyrilee now works in multiple roles at Bendigo Venues and Events and was involved in the opening of Ulumbarra Theatre and the Bendigo Stadium. Kyrilee is also a Stage Manager with the Arena Theatre Company having taken there production of Air Race to the Darwin Festival last year.

James Shaw

James Shaw

James Shaw is a Bendigo based Sound Designer, Composer and Performer. With an Advanced Diploma in Sound Production, he most recently designed for and performed in Revue, That’s Classic’s sell-out debut show. Other theatre work includes The Drowsy Chaperone (designer, performer), Headroom (designer, composer, writer, performer), and touring children’s theatre company Alpha Shows (designer, composer, performer).


James was also an Audio Producer on the audio drama podcast Yowie, nominated in 2019 for two Australian Podcast Awards (Best Fiction and the Yamaha Prize for Outstanding Podcast Production). His audio work has also extended to the other side of the microphone, voicing the character ‘Chang’ in Viskatoons' animated television series Jar Dwellers SOS.

Hannah Raven

Hannah Raven

She is a graduate of the Actors Centre Australia and has been producing theatre and burlesque productions since 2012. She has worked with a number of Sydney production companies, including Red Line Productions at The Old Fitz Theatre, where she played the role of Phoebe in The Judas Kiss, directed by Iain Sinclair, and Pomona in Metamorphoses directed by Dino Dimitriadis, which was nominated for Best Independent Production at the 2019 Sydney Theatre Awards. In 2016 she won the national title of Miss Burlesque Idol Australia. More recently Hannah played the role of Ligeia in Australia's first ever large scale interactive theatre production “A
Midnight Visit” which won the 2019 Saturday Visitor Award at the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in America.

 

Hannah was also the producer and creative director of Burlesque with Hannie Raegan, which was part of the Red Line Underground program at The Old Fitz Theatre for 2018.

JB Bodin

James Bodin

JB (James Bodin) has been involved in live performance for over a decade with a passion for and experience in the styles of circus, physical theatre, slapstick, music, musical theatre and pantomime.

 

JB has been working exclusively in the entertainment industry as a performer and theatre technician. His work as a performer includes four years touring children’s theatre nationally and various live gigs as a musician and singer. Over the last five years he has been working professionally as a theatre technician and lighting designer on a variety of projects from community groups in studio spaces to professional touring shows in large venues.  He is also sharing his passion with others through industry mentoring projects for performance and lighting design. Last year he helped establish That’s Classic Entertainment who produced their first show Revue for which he was thrilled to contribute both as a technician and performer on the same project. 

Utilising his experience both on and off the stage he thrives on bringing new perspectives to audiences through his love of storytelling.