Theatre & Musicals

Island of Doctor Moron

Photo credit: “The Island of Doctor Moron“, Photo by Scott Whitehair

We are well recognised in the industry for our long-standing professional and cultural association with the theatre. Over the years we have represented clients involved with most aspects of theatre production. These have included:

  • Actors
  • Directors
  • Producers
  • Choreographers
  • Librettists
  • Designers
  • Promoters and financiers
  • Theatre owners
  • Musicians, musical directors
  • Music publishers
  • MEAA and other industrial associations
  • Sound and lighting designers
  • Managers
  • Artist agents and agencies

We have particular experience in advising on the following aspects of the theatrical industries:

  • Advice, negotiation and drafting of documents concerning:
    • Financial structures for theatre investors
    • Theatre venues
    • Touring companies
    • Employment and sub-contractor agreements
    • Management agreements
  • The securing of terms and rights with respect to numerous local and international productions for the purposes of:
    • Rights acquisition
    • Industrial union negotiations
    • Craft association negotiations
    • Local and international tax implications
    • Financing
    • Insurance

We have acted for clients such as:

  • The Island of Doctor Moron”, which premiered at The New Olympia Theatre, Paddington, November 2014
  • “Atomic” the musical playing in Australia and USA
  • The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust,
  • The Sydney Theatre Company
  • The Melbourne Theatre Company
  • The Griffin Theatre
  • The Australian National Theatre Owners Association
  • The Sydney Performance Space
  • The Amandla tour hosted by the African National Congress (ANC)
  • Porkchop Productions
  • BigHart theatre company, including their productions of:
    • “Do Something About It”
    • “Drive”
    • “Knot at Home”
    • “Lost For Words”
    • “Namatjira”
    • Ngapartji Ngapartji
    • Three Trees Project
    • Yijala Yala_Roebourne WA

And numerous other independent theatre promoters and entrepreneurs.

Mr Frankel was a director of the Board of the Griffin Theatre for many years. We have acted for numerous leading Australian theatrical artists.