THE PRINCESS OF POP IS BACK! Lab Kelpie is proud to present their next production for 2014, SuperGirly: Return of the Pop Princess. Watch as SuperGirly systematically - and hilariously - sends up the pop industry! Opening at Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, from May 27 2014!
WHAT HAVE WE DONE? Find out about our past productions here including all the marketing and technical resources you need to tour any of our productions.
Find out all about our debut production – Neil LaBute’s thought-provoking comedy-drama Fat Pig which had its Melbourne Premiere from 8-20 October 2013.
Check out the reviews, videos, images and behind-the-scenes footage from our debut production. Continue reading
Founded in 2012 by Adam Fawcett and Lyall Brooks, Lab Kelpie was created to produce theatre that's accessible to a broader audience. We want as many people to experience the wonder of theatre as possible, and that's why our core aim is to encourage people who wouldn’t normally go to the theatre, to buy a ticket. We produce plays that can be enjoyed (read: understood) by the average Joe, while still challenging the more experienced thespians among us.
Adam brings with him 12 years administration experience in law and has recently been successful at a national level in the entirely different pursuit of equestrian sport.
For the past four years Adam has also worked as executive assistant to Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film composer Lisa Gerrard, sourcing her the score to Burning Man which won Lisa several industry awards in 2012.
A recent convert to theatre, Adam subscribes to the view that art should be accessible and enjoyed by anyone regardless of their background, and he has a strong passion to produce works that can achieve these goals while remaining artistically satisfying for those involved.
In 2013 Lyall guest starred on Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC), re-united with Red Stitch to appear on stage in Penelope at Theatre Works, appeared for Victorian Opera in Sunday in the Park with George, was the lead in our own production of Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig alongside Lulu McClatchy and appeared as George in the critically acclaimed Australian Premiere of Patricia Cornelius’ new work Savages at fortyfivedownstairs, which garnered him his third Green Room Award nomination for Best Ensemble.
Lyall has also co-ordinated the National Tour of our debut production Fat Pig set for 2015 and is currently directing our follow-up to Fat Pig, SuperGirly: Return of the Pop Princess.
Our namesake and ‘team mascot’, lab x kelpie Sam struggles with the basics like stapling and the filing cabinet, but more than makes up for it with his devilish good looks and modelling for the website.