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Meet the bonza cast!


There are five incredible folks that are ready to entertain you at Bogan Literature: Pride & Prejudice. Let's learn more about the stellar cast behind this hilarious production!

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Stuart Hayward

Introducing our Mr Darcy!

Stuart Hayward (he/they); also known as Sam Madame is a cabaret performer, MC and comedian from NZ who’s made a name for himself in Perth with shows like Arcana -The Devils Temptation, Bogan Bingo, Pricilla Queen of the Desert and many more. 

His next show will see him slip into something a little less revealing as his Nanna in the comedy drag show Nanna Bingo.

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Sarah Courtis

You can spot Sarah across a few roles in this production.

Dr Sarah Courtis (she/they) may not be the type of doctor you expect her to be, but she is the one this city needs. With a PhD on the lyric in musical theatre, she might not be able to solve your medical problems but she can solve a problem like Maria. 

Currently teaching at Murdoch University and WAAPA, she is also a practitioner, most well known for her Shakespearean roles.

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Maiken Kruger

Our incredible Elizabeth!

Maiken Kruger (she/they), also known as Melissa, is a queer writer, editor and performer holding a Bachelor of Arts from Murdoch University and currently completing a Bachelor of Performing Arts Honours from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). 

Their research explores activism within art, or "artivism". Just like Lizzy Bennet, Maiken would probably rather be reading right now.

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Harrison Mitchell

The golden retriever - Mr Bingley.

Harrison Mitchell (he/him) is a writer/director/performer/bartender, graduating from Murdoch University with a double major in Screen Production and Theatre and Drama. 

When he’s not pulling pints or performing, he’s directing his own short films and music videos — gotta put that Arts degree to use somehow!

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Dean Lovatt

Dean Lovatt (he/him) is the writer creator of Bogan Literature and founder of BS Productions. He is most known for his award-winning shows Improv DnD and Bogan Shakespeare. 

Dean wears many hats in this production (literally), so keep your eyes peeled for his many roles.

Whilst not creating with BS Productions Dean has worked the full gambit of available arts gigs in Perth, from children’s performer to quiz host to pretend bad guy for the police to pretend arrest for training purposes. His general approach is described as the following “Make rent, afford groceries, try to have some fun with it”.

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