Director - Alice Teasdale

Assistant Director - Peter Davies

Stage Manager - Vickyanne Williams

Lighting Designer - Brett Carruthers

Costume Designer - Charlotte Hamlyn

Composer - Rowen Fox


Melbourne based actor Kate Doherty is thrilled to be participating in her first Fringe production. A graduate of the Queensland University of Technology’s Actor Training Program, Kate’s theatre credits include Viola in Twelfth Night and Ophelia in Hamlet, both for Chambers Theatre Company in Melbourne . She has also performed as Young Maggie in The Mill on the Floss, Gloria in They Shoot Horses Don’t They? and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Kate’s most recent television appearance was as GTV-9 barrel girl Princess Panda in the Graham Kennedy telemovie, The King. Other television credits include guest roles in Underbelly, Water Rats and Pacific Drive . Kate has appeared in various commercials and keeps herself sane between rehearsals working as a voice over artist.




Amy first discovered acting at the age of seven through the Hills Youth Theatre and performed a variety of roles with them for ten years. She has since worked with a range of companies around Adelaide including Hills Musical Company, Matt Byrne Media, Galleon Theatre Group and St Jude’s Players. Recent roles have included Deirdre in I Hate Hamlet (Adelaide Repertory Theatre), Louise/Linda/Claire in Road (REDchilli Theatre Company) and Maria in An Experiment With An Airpump (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild). This is her first production with This Rough Magic.




Adam began his acting career at Flinders Drama centre, moving on to NIDA in Sydney. After graduating in 2001 he appeared on TV’s Always Greener, followed by roles in Young Lions and a pilot episode of Temptation. He then landed an American series Power Ranger Ninja Storm in which he played Hunter Bradley/Crimson Thunder Ranger. Adam's theatre productions include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ring around the Moon and Loot. Since returning to Adelaide he has appeared in The School for Scandal for Adelaide Repertory Theatre and won both the Rising Star Ozcart Award and the Messenger Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, for his role in I Hate Hamlet. His most recent performance was as Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona for Mixed Salad Productions.




Peter has been in every Rough Magic play since the company’s inception.  He played Anthonio in The Tempest, Northumberland in Richard II, Eric in Wayne Anthoney’s Where’s Eric, Camillo in The Winter’s Tale, the title role in Macbeth, Manders in Ibsen’s Ghosts and various roles in Chekhov & Stoppard Bite-Sized.  His recent credits include the role of Sade in Marat/Sade and Orsino in Twelfth Night for Adelaide University Theatre Guild, Jim Cartwright’s Two (for which he won the Messenger’s award for Best Actor), Look Back in Anger, Road and Speaking in Tongues for Red Chilli Theatre, Bernard in Arcadia for Stirling Players, The Madness of King George and The Deep Blue Sea for St Judes, Salome, and I Hate Hamlet for the Adelaide Repertory Theatre.



STEVEN PARKER - Charles/Duke Senior

Steven Parker has been nominated for the Critics Circle 'Coopers' award for best amateur acting, and was named 'Best actor in a comedy' in 2005. Since first treading the boards in 2004, he has worked with several Adelaide theatre groups, as well as appearing on film, TV and radio, and has recently completed his first TV program for Channel C31 Adelaide. His career highlight to date was playing Jaques Roux in the Adelaide University Theatre Guild's production of Marat/Sade, and is very much looking forward to sinking his teeth into his first Shakespeare.




Aldo first performed with Rough Magic in the 2006 Fringe production of Chekhov & Stoppard Bite Sized, and he is pleased to be working with many old friends in As You Like It. He has studied Theatre at ANU in Canberra and performed around Canberra and Adelaide with the Adelaide Uni Theatre Guild, RED Chilli and OPUS in such productions as The Tempest; Twelfth Night; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Julius Caesar; Saturday, Sunday. Monday; Road; An Experiment With an Air Pump and La Cage Aux Folles. Aldo received a nomination for Best Male Performance at the ATG "Curtain Call" Awards for the Guild's 2006 production of Cloud Nine. Aldo teaches Drama at Loreto College.




Ben completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in drama from Flinders University in 2005. He has performed with St. Jude's Players and the Adelaide University Theatre Guild and was most recently seen in the latter's production of An Experiement With An Airpump. As You Like It will mark Ben's first appearance at the Adelaide Fringe.



MEGAN DANSIE - Duke Frederick

Megan has been acting since she was a child when she played a variety of elves and animals for the Bunyip Children’s Theatre. Since then Megan has performed with a number of companies including the Independent Theatre, La Mama, Mayfair, Blackwood Players, Matt Byrne Media, Burnside Players, Therry Society and the MS Society.   Megan’s recent roles include Myra in Deathtrap, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mrs Mercy in The Killing of Sister George and Lady Windermere in Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime. Megan recently directed an award winning production of The Crucible, and will be directing Les Liaisons Dangereuses for the Burnside Players later this year.




Georgia has performed for many of Adelaide’s theatre companies. Her roles have included Charlotte Corday in Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade for Adelaide University Theatre Guild, Harriet Smith in Jane Austin’s Emma for Therry, Patty Simcox in Grease for Northern Light, Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie for St Judes, The Wicked Witch of the West in Wizard of Oz both for Hills Musical and Northern Light and Estelle Rigaut in John Paul Sartre’s In Camera for which she won an award for most promising actress in the Hills Festival of One Act Plays. Georgia has worked with Alice in several shows over the last 8 years. She played Queen Isabel in Shakespeare’s Richard II (Rough Magic), Chloe Coverly in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia (Stirling Players), Thelma in Tom Stoppard’s After Magritte (Rough Magic) and Mistress Ford in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (Theatre Guild).




Norm trained in the provincial repertory theatres in the UK until moving to Australia over 40 years ago. Has since been involved in acting and directing with many of the Adelaide’s theatre companies. In the past he has directed for the Fringe Under MilkWood and George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart. His most recent acting roles were Snake and Moses in A School for Scandal (Adelaide Rep), Jack in Home (Red Chilli Theatre), Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys for Therry and St Judes.




Gary’s recent performances include The Inspector in Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, Casca in Julius Caesar, and Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. He also played Sir John Falstaff in the Adelaide University Theatre Guild’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Alice Teasdale. Prior to this he appeared in numerous amateur and professional productions with a variety of companies and toured the country for eight years as one third of the now sadly missed Ricochet Theatre Company. His ‘personal best’ was playing John Proctor in the Theatre Exchange production of The Crucible.




David has been a slave to theatre ever since he was thrust into the limelight as a petulant 8 year old playing Joseph in Joseph's Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Credits include Night Must Fall and Lloyd George Knew My Father for Therry, Pygmalion, A Passage To India, Indian Ink and Rebecca for Independent Theatre and The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Importance of Being Earnest for The Theatre Guild. He was a student of Rose Bruford College in England where he studied American Theatre Arts and holds a BA (Drama) from Finders University. Rough Magic’s The Proposal and After Magritte in 2006 was David's first Adelaide Fringe show.




Eleanor has been performing since she was 4. For the MS Society she has appeared in many shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver, The Wizard of Oz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in which she played Veruca Salt. For Burnside Players she played a vampire in Carpe Jugulum, Sybil Burlington in Daisy Pulls It Off, various featured roles in Oh! What A Lovely War and Mercy Lewis in The Crucible. Eleanor is an Australian champion in school aerobics. She recently completed Year 12 at Annesley College and was awarded the Performing Arts prize.




Bruce has been taking a break from theatre for a few years, but the lure of Shakespeare has brought him back. He is pleased to be returning with his first ever singing role. He has previously appeared in Romeo and Juliet with Take The Couch, Situation Comedy with Spotlight Theatre, Mort with Blackwood Players and Unseen Theatre Co., and Wait Until Dark with Blackwood Players. For this play, he has the added challenge of getting married the week before it opens.



James developed a love for theatre at school, taking on lead roles each year. After studying for several years at Actors Ink he worked as an extra in television commercials well as in feature films Shine and Siam Sunset. He has performed in central roles in a number of short films, including a lead in short film Procreation for a Better Australia which received 4 nominations in the SA Short Screen Awards. He has also worked in the film industry as a writer, producer and director. His most recent theatre work was with the Adelaide University Theatre Guild in their 2007 production of Marat/Sade. He is currently directing a music video.