On the Couch with Luke Joslin

Luke Joslin AAR On the CouchWho is Luke Joslin?
Luke is an award winning actor and director – whose credits include Shrek The Musical, In the Heights, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Brigadoon, Les Miserables and Avenue Q.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I would most likely be in politics or a broadcaster on talk back radio strangely. I’m addicted to news.

Who inspires you and why?
There are many people who inspire me. In this moment, however I am thinking of Kellie Dickerson, one of our beloved Australian Music Directors. Kellie is someone who crosses my mind a lot. She has never lost sight of who she is (easy to do in this business). Kellie has always been one to help others, to give back, to further those she comes into contact with in an always positive and constructive way. I look up to that and will always aim to set a similar path.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Buy all the birds from all pet stores and set them free. I am a bird lover – another random fact. Nature is beautiful and needs protecting.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I would have to say Tasmania. I’ve been overseas many times but nothing compares to flying into Tasmania. Picture postcard.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I’m not into attractions. They are usually packed. I do have a couple of secret local spots that are good for a feed and a view but they shall remain secret.

What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading the Sydney Morning Herald. Addicted to news.

What are you currently listening to?
Well this morning I was listening to Chaplin the Musical.

Happiness is?
Appreciating the simple things and family.

What does the future hold for you?
Well I had the year booked. Was working on Shrek The Musical and was supposed to work on The Secret Garden but then BOOM! So now, I’m having a rethink, so I’ll get back to you.

Luke will direct some of Australia’s much loved musical theatre stars in You’ll Never Walk Alone – live streamed from Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres on Sunday 31 May 2020. For more information, visit: www.riversideparramatta.com.au for details.

Image: Luke Joslin (supplied)