Meet the Cast: ACA Company’s ‘A Doll’s House’

We are delighted to unveil the extraordinary cast that will grace the stage in ACA Company‘s upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen’s timeless masterpiece, A Doll’s House, directed by esteemed ACA tutor Anthony Skuse.

A Doll’s House

  • Wed 22 May: 7pm 
  • Thu 23 May: 10am & 7pm 
  • Fri 24 May: 10am & 7pm 
  • Sat 25 May: 7pm 

BOOK NOW: https://bit.ly/ACACadollshouse

$25 per ticket

For student groups over 15, $20 per ticket. Teachers get to attend for free.

Teachers! Check out our exclusive workshop opportunity…

In addition to the post-show cast Q&A’s, ACA Company is excited to offer workshops for schools looking to delve deeper into the HSC texts. Our specialised workshop series empowers students for HSC success by enhancing their characterisation and physical performance skills.

Led by seasoned industry professionals, our workshops seamlessly integrate theory and practical training, ensuring students stand out as exceptional performers. Teachers can enrol students today for an opportunity to shine brightly on the HSC stage. Workshops run for two hours at Actors Centre Australia or at the chosen school.

Enquire here for quotes and more information: https://form.jotform.com/232617529240858

Read on to meet the cast…

Each actor brings a wealth of talent and experience, promising a captivating and thought-provoking theatrical experience for our audience.

Amelia Parsonson as Norah

Amelia Parsonson is thrilled to be a part of the ACA Company’s production of A Doll’s House. Amelia completed the Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage and Screen) at Actors Centre Australia (ACA) and has had the privilege of playing roles such as Babe in Crimes of the Heart (dir. Francesca Savige), Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (dir. Adam Cook), and Mrs Foresight in Love for Love (dir. Anthony Skuse).

After a hiatus in which Amelia committed her time to the Aged and Disability sector, she is excited to return to the stage in 2024.

Harry Reid as Torvald

Harry is an actor and director from the Southern Highlands. He graduated from Actors Centre Australia (ACA) in 2020. Since graduating, he has performed as Alan Turning in the New Theatres Breaking The Code and as The Master in The Turn of The Screw. He co-founded the Company Theatre – and produced and directed their first show: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore in 2022 and produced Best of Times in 2024. He has also previously directed The Removalists for the ACA Company and played Theo in The Female of the Species in 2023. He has also appeared in Tales from 88 and in SBS’s The Mission in 2023.

Barret Griffin as Dr Rank

Barret has been busy moulding part-time acting into a seasoned career since 2007, appearing as a tween in TVC’s for Sanitarium, Weet-Bix and Heinz Baked Beanz. He went on to land two featured roles on Channel 7’s Double Take in 2008. Experienced with musical theatre, Barret performed three back-to-back musicals with Packemin Productions in 2014 and 2015, including the role Judah in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (dir. Neil Gooding). Short film credits include producing and writing for Pinball Productions, where he played the roles Jerry in Balloon, and Jay in S.O.S. (YouTube).

During his Bachelor Degree studies at Actors Centre Australia (ACA), he has appeared as Trigorin in The Seagull (dir. Camilla Ah Kin and Troy Harrison), Buckingham in Richard III (dir. Adam Cook), Austin in Shepard’s True West (dir. Kim Hardwick), and as Archer in The Beaux’ Stratagem (dir. Claudia Barrie). A passionate cinephile, Barret looks forward to crafting subtle and powerful performances for the screen.

Abhilash Kaimal as Krogstad

Abhilash graduated from Actors Centre Australia (ACA) with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Stage & Screen). At ACA, Abhilash performed in numerous productions, some of which include Frankie and Johnny in the Claire De Lune, The Importance of Being Earnest and Italian American Reconciliation.

On screen, Abhilash can be seen on Pieces of Her for Netflix, NCIS Sydney for Paramount/CBS/10 and the upcoming AMC+ show, Nautilus.

Lucasta Madeleine as Kristine

Born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Lucasta spent the first 17 years of her life training as an elite-level gymnast – after being scouted at just two years old. During this time, she began involving herself in musical theatre as a creative and emotional outlet away from the rigidity of her gymnastic training. At the age of 17, she retired from gymnastics and shifted her focus to acting full-time.

Lucasta trained at the Sydney annex of the Atlantic Theatre Company before landing her first role in the American cop-drama Reef Break alongside Poppy Montgomery for ABC Network. She then went on to star in the Telly Award-winning short film The Learner directed by Siobhan Mulready. Following these roles, Lucasta made the difficult yet rewarding decision to leave Brisbane as she sought to further develop her professional skills through conservatory training. This culminated in a successful audition with Actors Centre Australia (ACA), where she graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2022. Immediately after graduating she worked alongside Justine Metcafe on a commercial for Head and Heart productions.

During her time at ACA, Lucasta was lucky enough to perform the following roles: Katerina in Concussion (dir. Johann Walraven), Jenny in A Moment on the Lips (dir. Claudia Barrie), Natalya in A Month in The Country (dir. Maeliosa Stafford), Oberon/ Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (dir. Claudia Barrie), Dolores in Dolores (dir. Kim Hardwick), and Fitzwilliam Darcy and Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (dir. Adam Cook).

Stay tuned for updates on the production and mark your calendar for a theatrical experience like no other. The curtain rises in 2024!

About Actors Centre Australia (ACA): Actors Centre Australia is an institution renowned for the quality of its actor training, dedicated to nurturing talent. With a mission to inspire and educate the next generation of artists, ACA has consistently pushed the boundaries of theatre and delivered outstanding productions that resonate with audiences of all ages.

Contact: Actors Centre Australia, info@actorscentreaustralia.com.au, 02 9310 4077

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