16 – 27 Sep 2014

The Old Fitzroy Theatre

129 Dowling Street
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011



by John Patrick Shanley
Director: Kate Gaul
Cast: Amanda Collins, Melinda Dransfield, Paul Gerrard, Sony Vrebac


“Through slightly erratic gesture and excellent use of tempo and pause, Paul Gerrard makes Victor innocently gullible, charmingly believable, even lovable – a beautiful balance to the three conspirators who are tearing at his bone.”
2014, Stage Whispers

“Amanda Collins is admirably bitchy as Collette. Once again, the cunning and callousness of the character are clear and strong from the outset, and Collins never loses the pace and vigour that are essential for this character.”
2014, Stage Whispers

The brainchild of two Sydney based actors, Paul Gerrard and Amanda Collins, 
Brief Candle Productions was first imagined in 2012 with the aim of producing 
theatre which is not only affordable and accessible for everyone, but which never fails to entertain, enlighten, question and delve.
The dream also was to create an 
independent company which fostered relationships with artists including actors, 
 directors, designers and writers, to generate a rich well of collaborative work. The dream became a reality in 2014 with the company preparing to unveil its 
inaugural play, John Patrick Shanley’s acclaimed satire “Four Dogs and a Bone”.
One of our main driving goals is to support artists and to create a community where ideas and art are explored. So if you would like to work with us, send us an email 
at: artists.briefcandleproductions@gmail.com.


Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard continually hones his craft. Achieving a BA in Drama in the UK, he then completed full-time post-graduate training in Acting at The Court Theatre Training Company, London. More recently he studied Screen Acting and Advanced Screen Acting at NIDA. Paul's full credits and film clips can be viewed at www.paulgerrard.com.au . His Theatre credits include: Creon, in Antigone, at the Crucible studio, UK; Robbie in Girl’s Night Out, in a Number One National UK tour and on London’s West End stage; and Sir Peter Hall’s production of Julius Caesar at the RSC Barbican, London.

Paul Gerrard’s website
Amanda Collins

Amanda Collins

Amanda Collins begun her acting journey at the tender age of four playing an angel in a Christmas play. Since then she has studied acting extensively at schools including NIDA and the Actors Centre, as well as with coaches including Lynette Sheldon, Nick Bishop and Serhat Caradee. She has featured in a number of theatre productions including J.B and Fear and Misery in the Third Reich whilst her cinematic forays include the short films Pop Girls, One Paper, and June.


As an independent theatre company we rely on box office sales and the generous support of individuals and companies to ensure we are able to continue to produce work. If you are interested in supporting us, or would like more information about sponsorship, please send us an email: artists.briefcandleproductions@gmail.com.

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