Writer and Composer
Lane Hinchcliffe was born in Sydney, where he studied music from a very early age. He began piano lessons at the age of four, and received classical training until the age of twenty. In addition, he has received vocal training from renowned Australian tenor Reginald Byers. Throughout his years at school he excelled in music, winning numerous prizes at various eisteddfods for piano and singing. He performed the lead roles in several musical productions in Sydney, and was a member of the Sydney Youth Musical Theatre society. He also appeared professionally as a backing singer for the Michael Crawford concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in 2000, and in a tribute concert to Freddie Mercury later that same year.
As well as being a performer, Lane is an accomplished composer and studied composition and musical theory since his early teens. At age eighteen, two of his compositions were nominated for awards and a live performance at the Sydney Opera House. However, his greatest work to date is his musical, ‘The Front’, which began work on at the age of seventeen.
Theatre credits include Street Singer in the Adelaide Festival production of ‘Mass’ by Leonard Bernstein, starring Jubilant Sykes and conducted by Kristjan Järvi, and Ted in SA Opera’s Workshop production of Cloudstreet, directed by Gale Edwards. Outside of music, Lane works part time as a medical practitioner and has a particular interest in adolescent health.
With a string of theatre credits to her name, such as ‘Cathy’ in Whistle Down the Wind (Roo Theatre) Understudy ‘Fantine’ in Les Miserable (Guild Theatre), ‘The Witch’ in Into the Woods (VCA), ‘Woman 3’ in Is There Life After High School? (VCA), ‘The Bakers Wife’ in Into the Woods (Melbourne Uni) ‘Gwendolen’ in The Importance of Being Ernest (Squeaky Floor Productions), ‘Rona’ in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Squeaky Floor Productions), and Still- a series of monologues by Jane Bodie at The Old 505, she continuesto enjoy theatrical pursuits, in spite of her two left feet. She has also toured with Echelon Productions in their T.I.E shows Rock Me Galileo, Rain Reaction and Jump To It!
In addition, Amelia is a sought after presenter and MC, recently hosting the Mardi Gras coverage for Inside Out TV, on Foxtel. She has also appeared in online campaigns for The Australian Government, is an MC for Better Homes and Gardens Live, and has presented on 2day FM and Triple M Radio shows. She cemented her Presenting skills in the NIDA one-year ‘Presenter’ course.
Amelia made her cabaret debut through her self-devised and self-produced show ‘A Storm in a D Cup’ in 2011, which has played to sold-out houses in Melbourne, Wollongong and Sydney. Following her success as the ‘Showcase Prize Winner’ at The 10th Australian Cabaret Showcase, the show will be touring throughout Australia, and to the New York Musical Theatre Festival, in 2013.
Co-writer Book, Additional Lyrics
Rob has worked in film, TV and theatre. He wrote “Captain Johnno” a children’s telemovie that won an International Emmy Award and the feature “Fair Game” which was directed by Mario Andreacchio. Rob wrote and produced the family mini-series “The River Kings” which was a finalist at Banff and co-produced and wrote the family feature “Selkie”. Rob was the co-originating writer of the feature film “Passion” which was based on his stage play “Percy and Rose”.
Rob was the inaugural story editor on the ABC serial “Something In The Air” in and later worked on another ABC series, “MDA”, as story editor, script editor and writer. He also worked as a script editor and writer on “Blue Heelers” and wrote for the children’s TV series “Silver Sun”. Rob was story editor on the French animated series “The Odd Family”, co-wrote, directed and produced the documentary “Fearless” with Mark Poole, co-wrote the dramatised documentary “Wire Through The Heart” for the ABC’s Constructing Australia series and co-wrote and produced the stage-play “Lovers and Haters” about former SA Premier, Don Dunstan, for the 2008 Adelaide Festival of Arts. Other recent credits include the animation series, “The Woodlies” and “Vic The Viking” for Flying Bark Productions and a documentary “Trapped” about a Sudanese family which he wrote, directed and produced.