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Monday, June 27, 2022

Some Great News To End the Year on

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Recently Allan Rendell, who runs the Alex Theatre in St Kilda, asked to see someone of Michael’s Work. Michael turned up with SEVEN full-length plays and his Musical “Magpie”.

Today we were invited to a meeting at the Alex and that meeting went very well.

In May 2019 they are staging not only the musical “Magpie”  

but later in the year they intend to stage Michael’s Powerful Play, Sidelined; (Suicide Row.)

Going by the reaction to these plays they may perhaps stage more of Michael’s plays after that.

Allan stated they have been looking for plays that are of an Off-Broadway and higher standard that also possess the ability to be toured nationally and further.

Magpie sports 18 original songs.

It was a very good meeting.

We’d like to thank Simon Walters, Dallas Rayner, Adrian Storey, Hugh Halliday Tony Byrne, Marie-Therese Byrne, The late Brendan Coustley, Benjamin James Sara Grenfell and all the others that have helped us to here.

Also next year Michael’s play The Magnolia Tree is set to do a short tour of South Australia with a larger tour being planned for Victoria in 2020 

Finally we are just about to publish the first part of Michael’s first and beautiful novel Fox.
 
That’s all for now, a Very Merry Christmas to you All and a Happy New Year.
 
Rohana Hayes. 
Actor/producer 

Mick Pachollihttp://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.