Ali Kennedy Scott is a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Following graduation, Ali wrote and performed her first solo show, The Day the Sky Turned Black inspired by interview with survivors of the Black Saturday Bushfires. The show gained wide critical praise during its tours to New York (Off-Broadway & NY Fringe), Edinburgh (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Sydney (Old Fitzroy Theatre & Newtown Theatre) and the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
In addition, Ali has performed on stage, screen & TVCs, including in a number of independent theatre productions: Poppy (Factory Space Theatre), Playing the Victim (Tap Gallery), and Soaking in It (Newtown Theatre); as well as Vanity Fair (Old Vic Theatre, Bristol), Hayfever, Loveplay and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BOVTS) in the UK.
Ali received an award for ‘Excellence in Solo Performance’ at both the New York International Fringe and Sydney Fringe Festivals. In addition, The Day the Sky Turned Black was the People’s Choice for best play of the Sydney Fringe 2011.In 2012 Ali was awarded an Art Start Grant for emerging Australian Artists by the Australia Council, which she used to travel to New York to Study with Anne Bogart and SITI company.
Ali is a proud member of MEAA.
Adrian first set foot on the stage as a professional actor in 1966 whilst still a student at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has pursued an active career in the performing arts since then. Leaving BOVTS, Adrian spent the next 16 years working in the West End and many of the renowned major provincial Repertory Companies, including Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, and Derby Playhouse.
In the West End, Adrian appeared with the English National Opera Company and in many West End triumphs including Kiss me Kate (ENO), West Side Story (the first revival), Very Good Eddie, Irene and Hello Dolly, with Carol Channing, to name but a few. Several major British films including The Slipper and the Rose, and the occasional TV appearance filled his spare time.
In 1981 Adrian came to Australia for a well-earned holiday and to see the country his father had left to be with his mother. After a six month working holiday, Adrian decided Australia was a much more fruitful place to live than the UK and took up residence in OZ. A successful career ensued and Adrian has worked in many and various, theatre, film and television shows, including The Pirates of Penzance - The Broadway version, for the Victorian State Opera Company; he also toured with Simon Gallagher’s renowned production , Seven Little Australian - The Musical, Gypsy for The Production Company in Melbourne and in many successful theatre and musical productions Australia-wide.
On television, Adrian has appeared in some Aussie classics including The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters, and Henderson’s Kids. His films include, Thank God He Met Lizzie and Flair (Telemovie). He has also travelled the world with his friend and partner, Pat Wilson, performing some very salacious and entertaining original satirical cabaret.
Adrian has directed many successful plays, musical theatre performances and self devised works across Australia and NZ.
Adrian currently runs Springboards Performing Arts in Annandale, Sydney, a school he founded in 2009 with his partner Pat Wilson; it specialises in music theatre training.
Frances trained for three years at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she gained a degree in Professional Stage Management. She now works freelance in both Stage Management and Lighting Design. This is Frances’ second job since graduating, following her roles as Stage Manager and Lighting Designer for Acis and Galatea with Winterbourne Opera near Salisbury.
Other theatre credits include: Deputy Stage Manager (Jane Eyre, The Bristol Old Vic Studio 2010), Production Assistant (Bristol Mayfest, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre 2010), Stage Manager (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Showcase 2010), Assistant Stage Manager (Alice in Wonderland (Touring Production, The Nuffield Theatre 2010 and Romeo and Juliet, The Bristol Old Vic Studio 2009), Lighting Designer (The Country Wife, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal 2010, Vanity Fair, The Bristol Old Vic Studio 2009 and Gizmo Love, The Alma Tavern and Theatre 2009).