About


 

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Gillian graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Theatre credits include: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions); Vivid White (Melbourne Theatre Company); Company (Watch This); Loving Repeating (Vic Theatre Company); and The Pirates Of Penzance (The Production Company).

Television credits: Comedy Up Late, Upfront Gala, Tonightly, Offspring, House Husbands, Fat Tony & Co., Ricketts Lane, Get Krack!n, and Back In Very Small Business.

She has toured extensively with her solo shows as a comedian and cabaret performer, most notably at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Leicester Square Theatre in London. In 2018 she co-wrote the opera Lorelei for Victorian Opera with Casey Bennetto and Julian Langdon, which premiered at the Malthouse Theatre. She also wrote the songs for Neon Tiger, a play by Julia Rose Lewis which premiered at La Boite Theatre Company in Brisbane in 2018.

Gillian was a backing vocalist for Kate Miller-Heidke’s 2012 album Nightflight and has released three CDs of original songs from her cabaret shows Waitressing…and Other Things I Do Well; This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things; and Whelmed.

Awards:

Green Room Award New Australian Work (Opera) Lorelei 2019

Green Room Award Writing (Cabaret) 8 Songs In 8 Weeks 2018

Green Room Award Artiste (Cabaret) 8 Songs In 8 Weeks 2018

Green Room Award Original Songs (Cabaret) This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things 2013

Winner Best Actress LA Webfest Awards Written It Down (Webseries) 2014

The WA Arts Editor Award Fringeworld Perth This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things 2014

Winner Best Cabaret Melbourne Fringe Festival This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things 2013