Michael Williams - photo by James Penlidis AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Michael Williams

Who is Michael Williams? My name is Michael Williams, the third most famous comedian from Warrnambool. Dave Hughes, Tom Ballard… me. What would you do differently to what you do now? I’d get more sleep. At the mome...
Janine Watson Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Janine Watson

Who is Janine Watson? Exactly! What would you do differently to what you do now? My suspicion is that I would be a more highly functioning human if I committed to a daily meditation practice. See above. Who inspires you ...
Penny Harpham Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Penny Harpham

Who is Penny Harpham? I’m a theatre maker based in Melbourne working across projects and companies, and the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of indie theatre ensemble, She Said Theatre. What would you do differently t...
Tegan Higginbotham Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Tegan Higginbotham

Who is Tegan Higginbotham? Tegan Higginbotham is an actress, comedian, sports lover who also – for some unknown reason – has memorized all the words from the Australian Cast Recording of Jesus Christ Superstar and perfor...
Jane Patterson Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Jane Patterson

Who is Jane Patterson? Musician, songwriter, one quarter of cabaret girl group Ginger and Tonic, foodie, living in Melbourne’s inner north bubble. Dreams of becoming a minimalist. What would you do differently to what yo...
Adam Spreadbury-Maher - photo by Eliza Power

On the Couch with Adam Spreadbury-Maher

Who is Adam Spreadbury-Maher? Who me? I’m a London-based (but Australian-born) theatre and opera director. Since 2010, I’ve been the second Artistic Director of the King’s Head Theatre, which was the first pub theatre in...
Victorian Opera The Princess and the Pea Olivia Cranwell - photo by Charlie Kinross

On the Couch with Olivia Cranwell

Who is Olivia Cranwell? Outside the theatre I’m a daughter, sister, Brisbane Lions supporter, avid backyard gardener and wannabe master chef. In the theatre most recently I’ve been a Countess, a Valkyrie, a Parisian bohe...
Martin Hansen Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Martin Hansen

Who is Martin Hansen? I’m a choreographer and dancer from Melbourne, but I’ve been living and working in Berlin for the last ten years. I had been coming back to work in Australia sporadically, but since 2014...