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Cross Pollinate Productions are independent theatre producers committed to creating a collaborative, supportive, and professional environment for our artists whilst fearlessly producing quality, compelling, and dynamic theatre for our audiences. If you’ve got a story you need to tell then get in touch. Don’t worry, your story is safe with us.

 

 

WHO ARE CROSS POLLINATE?

Cross Pollinate Productions are independent theatre producers committed to creating a collaborative, supportive, and professional environment for our artists whilst fearlessly producing quality, compelling, and dynamic theatre for our audiences. It was founded by actors Michael Wood and Samantha Ward, graduates of Actors Centre Australia.

Cross Pollinate Productions have previously produced successful seasons of Journey’s End by R.C. Sherriff (ATYP Cameo Season) which was nominated for Best Supporting Male Actor in an Independent Production, The Block Universe (Or So It Goes) by Sam O’Sullivan (Old 505 Theatre) which was nominated for Best Independent Production & Best Male Actor in a Lead Role in an Independent Production in the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards, Kayak by Katherine Thompson (Late Night at The Old Fitz), and Crazy Brave by Michael Gurr (Sydney Fringe Festival 2015).

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OUR WORK

If you’ve seen any of these shows, you’ve been to a Cross Pollinate production! Let us know your thoughts: contact us!

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THE VILLAGE BIKE by Penelope Skinner

MAIN STAGE SHOW
OLD FITZ THEATRE
7 JUNE – 8 JULY 2017

Presented by Norton Crumlin & Associates

TICKETS HERE

Becky’s pregnant and frustrated. Her husband is more interested in the baby manual than her new underwear so she turns to the porn stash under the bed. As the summer heats up, a brief encounter sends her speeding downhill towards reckless abandon.

From the brilliant mind of playwright Penelope Skinner – described as Britain’s ‘leading young feminist writer’ (The Independent) — The Village Bike premiered at London’s Royal Court in 2011, where it had a sell-out, twice-extended run. It was the winner of the 2011 George Devine Award and won Skinner the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.

Rachel Chant directs the Sydney premiere of The Village Bike, a darkly comic and uncompromising upending of presumptions about sexuality and pornography.

CREATIVE TEAM
Written by Penelope Skinner
Directed by Rachel Chant
Produced by Cross Pollinate Productions
Production Design by Anna Gardiner and Martelle Hunt
Sound Design and Composition by Nate Edmonson
Lighting Design by Hartley T A Kemp
Stage Management by Lillian Hannah U
Production Management by Shell McKenzie
Assistant Direction by Joel Horwood
Lighting Assisting by Sophie Pekbilimli
Accent/Dialect Coaching by Linda Nicholls-Gidley

WITH: Kate Bookallil, Sophie Gregg, Jamie Oxenbould, Rupert Reid, Gabrielle Scawthorn, and Benedict Wall.

In association with Red Line Productions

JOURNEY’S END by R.C. Sherriff

AN ATYP CAMEO PRODUCTION
ATYP, STUDIO 1, THE WHARF
12-22 SEPTEMBER 2016

TICKETS HERE

“The greatest of all war plays.” – Hannen Swaffer, The Daily Express

“Recent revivals have suggested that Sherriff’s drama remains as hard-hitting and fresh as ever.” –Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

CAST & CREW
Director: Samantha Young
Associate Producers: Alex Chalwell and Jack Crumlin
Production Designer: Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer: Christopher Page
Sound Designer: Alistair Wallace
Stage Manager: Georgiane Deal

WITH: Alex Beauman, Luke Carson, Alex Chalwell, Jack Crumlin, Oliver Crump, Patrick Cullen, George Kemp, Dean Mason, Sam O’Sullivan, Govinda Roser, Aaron Tsindos, and Michael Wood

In association with Norton Crumlin and Associates.
By arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

THE BLOCK UNIVERSE (Or So It Goes) by Sam O’Sullivan

OLD 505 THEATRE
7-25 JUNE 2016

“…charming, perplexing and heart-warming all at once” – TimeOut Sydney Full review here

“…its captivating actors, both charismatic, and thoroughly authentic with what they present… the duo’s chemistry, and the timing that results, is flawless…” – Suzy Goes See Full review here

CAST & CREW
Director: Dominic Mercer
Production Designer: Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer: Alex Berlage
Sound Designer/Composer: Alistair Wallace
Stage Manager: Georgiane Deal

WITH: Briallen Clarke and Jacob Warner

KAYAK by Katherine Thomson

LATE SHOW
OLD FITZ THEATRE
29 MARCH – 9 APRIL 2016

“At just 50 minutes, the play packs more punches and ideas than many much longer yet less effective works” – Diana Simmonds Full review here

“…an entertaining twisty-turning story…” – Jason Blake Full review here

CAST & CREW
Director: Adam Cook
Production Designer: Dylan Tonkin
Lighting Designer: Christopher Page
Music Composer: Sarah de Jong
Music and soundtrack mixer: Philip Howe
Cello: Kate Morgan
Stage Manager: Madeline Baghurst

WITH: Matthew Cheetham, Matilda Ridgway, and Francesca Savige

In association with Red Line Productions

 

 

CRAZY BRAVE by Michael Gurr

A SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION
SAN TELMO STUDIO
17-27 SEPTEMBER 2015

“This show is one of the must see of the Fringe season” – Sydney Arts Guide. Full review here 

“A mesmerising theatrical experience” – Suzy Goes See. Full review here

CAST & CREW:
Director: Suzanne Pereira
Stage / Co-production Manager: Ellie May Stewart
Designer / Co-production Manager: Mariya Tkachenko
Lighting Designer: Tim Hope
Sound Designer: Stephen Moylan

WITH: Les Asmussen, Rhys Keir, Cecilia Morrow, Sam Trotman, Samantha Ward, and Michael Wood

 

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