Wendy Stapleton


In 1979 Wendy signed with Mushroom Records and formed WENDY AND THE ROCKETTS, touring Australia and overseas with acts including BRIAN ADAMS, Z.Z.TOP and HALL AND OATES. Her self-penned single PLAY THE GAME went to No. 2 on the National Charts. Wendy appeared as Delta Goodrems’ mother “Trixie Tucker“ in Neighbours and has appeared in several episodes of “BLUE HEELERS”, ‘HALLIFAX F.P.” and Terence O”Connell’s short movie ‘YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME.”

She is thrilled to be involved in Jack and the Beanstalk.

Richard Piper


Mike Bishop

Earl / Giant’s Little Brother / Voice of the Giant


Grace Holroyd

Jack Pots

Grace has recently graduated with a First class BA Honours degree in Musical Theatre from the London College of Music. Theatre credits whilst in training include: Fredrika Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Anybodys in West Side Story and Cinderella in Cinderella (Pantomime). Grace is delighted to be working with the Australian Shakespeare Company again, after appearing in their London season of Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies and understudying the roll of Alice in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Ripponlea.

Fletcher O’Leary

Henchman / Daisy the Cow / Golden Harp

Fletcher first started his training in dance at May Downs School of Dance, studying in Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and acrobatics. He also has had acting training at Acting Performance Studio which led to an opportunity to experience training at Stella Adler in Los Angeles. Fletcher has been lucky enough to have many career opportunities from a young age, by landing a role as “Mickey Gannon” on the Australian Soap “Neighbours”. He also played “The Duke of York” with the MTC in their production of “Richard the III” in 2010. The following year Fletcher then worked with the Production Company as “Peter Allen” in “The Boy From Oz”. He has also appeared in several television commercials and was a part of the ABC’s Tele-Movie “Mystery of a Handsome Cab”.

Madeleine Somers

Jill / Daisy the Cow

Madeleine attended the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 undergoing the one-year Foundation Course and continued her training at Federation University finishing with a major in acting and minor in dance. While at university, she wrote, directed and performed in her own comedy, Tails, held at The Arts Academy. She also performed at Sovereign Hill with the Rebellion Theatre Company in Spring into Sovereign in 2014. A week after graduating university, Madeleine received the lead as ‘Alice’ in The Australian Shakespeare Company’s, Alice In Never NeverLand, which was staged at the Ripponlea House and Gardens. She then returned as Alice for another summer season in 2016. In 2015, she relocated to Hong Kong for five months to perform at Disneyland as Queen Elsa in Frozen Sing-a-long Celebration. She then continued as Queen Elsa in 2016 at Shanghai Disneyland where she was asked to be a part of the initial cast that opened the park. During her twenty months in Shanghai, she also performed as Princess Anna, Sleeping Beauty and Belle from the infamous Disney classics. Since returning to Melbourne, Madeleine has performed in the Australian Shakespeare Company’s, ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ as the lead, Helena, held in the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Dennis Manahan

Dame Pots

Dennis has appeared in NEIGHBOURS, STINGERS, SOMETHING IN THE AIR and HOUSE HUSBANDS, as well as various feature and short film roles. Dennis’ stage career includes playing Vietnam Veteran Ronnie Giles in TUNNEL RAT at the Malthouse Beckett Theatre in 2011, and the title role in GROUCHO at Chapel Off Chapel in 2012; remounted at the Historic Capri Theatre in Adelaide for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe. He’s performed Tom in INCONSOLABLE by Raimondo Cortese for Metanoia Theatre Company, as Chyp Wood in Danny McGinlay’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN: THE SITCOM, and The Father in La Mama’s two sell out seasons of Jon Fosse’ NIGHT SINGS ITS SONGS. He portrays the title role of Nathan in the Short film, NATHAN LOVES RICKY MARTIN which was nominated for the AFI / AACTA best short film for 2016 and for which he won BEST ACTOR at the Peninsula Film Festival where the film also won BEST FILM. In 2017 he played Jerry in THE ZOO STORY and Sasha in ANTIGONE IN NEW YORK with The Lab Theatre Company. With the Australian Shakespeare Company Dennis has played Lennox in MACBETH, Gadshill in HENRY IV PART I and the Mad Hatter in ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

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