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Ingle Knight: Writer

Ingle's play The Fremantle Candidate was at PICA, 23 July - 5 August 2012, the production by Deckchair Theatre. Direction was by Chris Bendall. In the cast were Steve Turner, Igor Sas, James Hagan, Geoff Kelso, Christie Sistrunk and Benj D'Addario. [That's not Christie Sistrunk in the poster image.]

Taking Liberty, in its DeckChair Fremantle reincarnation, received excellent reviews. Here is one by Nerida Dickinson, ArtsHub. And here is David Zampatti's review in The West Australian. But here's the best one: Julie Hern in Australian Stage.

Ingle's one-man-show The Exploding Breakfast, about his experience as writer-in-residence at a theatre company in Johannesburg, originally produced by Perth Theatre Company and broadcast on ABC Radio National, toured to the Toronto Fringe and Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in July and August 2008.

ExplodingShadow of the Eagle, co-written with George Blazevic, about Australian wartime prime minister John Curtin, was produced in 2003 by the Perth Theatre Company and the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. Co-winner of the best play of the year at the WA Equity Awards, it toured nationally in 2004, winning the Playing Australia award for the most popular touring play of the year.

Getaway BusThe prize-winning one man show, The Getaway Bus, written for the 2001 Perth International Arts Festival was described by The Australian newspaper as having “a particular genius”. It toured to the Edinburgh Festival and toured nationwide in 2003 with ‘Playing Australia’.

Having played Kawolsky, the useless security guard, for 26 episodes of Barron Film’s TV series Ship to Shore, Ingle went on to write for Barron’s next series The Gift.

In 2002 he wrote the highly regarded short film Life and Times of an FB Holden for the final year acting students of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Milk and HoneyAn adaptation of Elizabeth Jolley’s novel Milk and Honey won the 1999 Premier's Award for best script. >

The Fable of Aesop, written in 2002, for Barking Gecko Theatre toured nationally in 2003. Other works include:

Dolphin Talk - produced and toured across Australia, Canada and theatre festivals worldwide.

Wicked - Critic’s choice in The Australian for the 1996 best new play of the year in Western Australia

Bullyfruit - nominated for 1997 Gold Swan award

Ingle performed and wrote 52 episodes of Let’s Have Music for ABC radio, teaching kids across Australia to enjoy and appreciate music.

Ingle has taught scriptwriting at Murdoch, Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities, and cinema studies at Notre Dame University. He is a script consultant for Perth Theatre Company and the WA Playwrights Consortium. In addition to those mentioned here, he has written a dozen more plays, musicals and films.


Chronolography


Year Production Production Company
1980The Shshsh Journey and
The Unheard World of Jasper Lawson
NSW Theatre of the Deaf
1981Theodore Signposts in HistoryNSW Theatre of the Deaf
1982White NancyGriffin Theatre Company
198326 episodes of Let's have MusicABC Radio
198426 episodes of Let's have MusicABC Radio
1986Wrote for Maths BreakABC Education Television
1987SportdanceStill Moves Dance Laboratory
Script AssessorWA Playwrights Conference
1988Idol RumoursCurtin Theatre Company
Co-wrote Trim, The Cat Who Discovered AustraliaWA Theatre Company
1989Co-wrote Dolphin TalkActing Out Theatre Company
Dramaturg: The Great Railways PicnicActing Out Theatre Company
Tyger, Tyger WorkshoppedWriters Performers Inc
1990Jenny goes WildActing Out Theatre Company
1991Co-wrote WickedActing Out Theatre Company
The Voyage of Vasco Pyjama(Based on the work of Michael Leunig) Acting Out and WA State Theatre Company
1992The WhaleCoco Youth and Acting Out
Commissioned to write Defying GravityPTC/Aust Council
Don't Shoot the DriverKwinana City Council/Transport Union
1993Commissioned to write WadgemupYirra Yakin
1994Defying Gravityworkshopped
Commissioned to write Bullyfruit
1995BullyfruitBarking Gecko
Writer-in-residenceEsperance Theatre Guild
Commissioned to adapt Elizabeth Jolley's Milk and Honey PTC
1996WadgemupAboriginal Performance Centre
1997 Thermophobia (aka Defying Gravity)Fairweather Productions
Two episodes of The Gift (TV mini-series)Barron Entertainment
1998Milk and HoneyPerth Theatre Company
Inaugural Playwrights Exchange ResidencyWindybrow Theatre Johannesburg
1999Won Premiers Book Prize for Theatre for Milk and Honey
2000-The Getaway Bus Perth Festival Fringe production February 2000
Edinburgh Festival 2001
Australian Tour 2003 with 'Playing Australia'
2000-The Exploding Breakfast Perth Theatre Company production July 2000
ABC Radio National
Toronto Fringe Festival July 2008
La Mama Melbourne August 2008
2002The Life and Times of an FB HoldenWestern Australian Academy of Performing Arts
2003Shadow of the Eagle Perth Theatre Company
John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library
National Tour 2004
2008 Taking Liberty Perth Theatre Company
2011 Taking Liberty Deckchair Theatre, December 2-17
2012 The Fremantle Candidate Deckchair Theatre, 19 July - 5 August

The Fremantle Candidate

Fremantle Candidate posterThe run of The Fremantle Candidate mounted by Deckchair Theatre was at PICA is 23 July - 5 August 2012. Direction was by Chris Bendall. In the cast were Steve Turner, Igor Sas, James Hagan, Geoff Kelso, Christie Sistrunk and Benj D'Addario. [That's not Christie Sistrunk in the poster image.]
Ingle discusses the making of The Fremantle Candidate - on youtube.
Also on youtube, Steve Turner on playing John Curtin.
Christie Sistrunk on playing Elsie Curtin.
Geoff Kelso on youtube on playing Walter Murdoch.
Chris Bendall on youtube on directing The Fremantle Candidate.
Mark Naglazas, 'Play raises the Curtin'
Stephen Bevis, 'Play moves to PICA'
Ron Banks' review of The Fremantle Candidate in the West Australian
Victoria Laurie's review in The Australian

Taking Liberty

Taking Liberty, in its DeckChair Fremantle reincarnation, received excellent reviews. Here is one by Nerida Dickinson, ArtsHub. And here is David Zampatti's review in The West Australian. But here's the best one: Julie Hern in Australian Stage.

Taking Liberty poster