Supporting local artists to create and stage exceptional content for Queensland audiences.

About NiKNaK

NiKNaK Productions is one of Brisbane's newest independent production houses, established to fill the gap in services for small local productions.

NiKNaK productions' vision is to support local artists to create and stage exceptional content for Queensland audiences.

NiKNaK's producers have over 30 years of combined show production and event management experience, with expertise and qualifications in production, event management, teaching and psychology.

NiKNaK Productions is-

Natalie Parish

Nat's skills as a visual artist and production designer complement her years of experience in event management, community development and youth engagement.

 This makes her a perfect collaborator to work with performing artists to bring their creative ideas to life on the stage.

Nat dreams s#!* up.

Kathy Whitefield

Kath has 20 years experience working with young creatives, which she combines with event management experience, and qualifications in teaching and psychology. Kath loves taking creative visions and ideas and turning them into practical on-stage productions that work. 

Kath reigns s#!* in.

Nicola Taylor

Nic's experiences managing high level large scale arena events and touring productions provides NikNak's strategic and organisational expertise. Combined with her extensive history in mentoring and developing young creatives, Nic takes the big picture ideas and brings them into reality on the stage.

Nic gets s#!* done. 

 

Existing Productions

It Takes a Lot Not To End Up Dead

It takes a lot Not to End Up Dead is a collection of original songs and stories that weave through a conversation with Lizzie and her younger self, played by Ella Macrokanis. Ella was taught music by Lizzie as a twelve-year-old student at West End Primary School Brisbane. Ms Flynn provided the inspiration and encouragement to take an artistic career seriously, so there is a truthful connection between the two in this production. A few years on, with Ella now having performing experience in both musical theatre and acting and Lizzie having written a new album of original songs, they have come together to take you on a journey of the ‘sliding door’ moments that we face in the road trip of our lives.

Under Development

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs is a musical love story told through a series of letters between a young orphan girl and her mysterious benefactor.  Based on Jean Webster’s classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, this beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, the Bronte Sisters, and Downton Abbey, has been praised for its innocence, its sheer beauty, and its magnificent musical score.  Daddy Long Legs has charmed audiences of all ages from Los Angeles to London and its “brilliant Australian Premiere at Brisbane’s Powerhouse” (Weekendnotes) was equally well loved, resulting in shortlist nominations for Best Musical or Cabaret, and lead performer Ella Macrokanis shortlisted for a Bille Brown-Best Emerging Artist Award at the Matilda Awards. 

Killer Queens

Don't stop me now — I’m having a good time celebrating late great Queen frontman and queer icon Freddie Mercury. Across one crazy little show, Killer Queens will task fantastic female performers to step into the singer's shoes (and shorts, leather jackets and leotards) to give his legendary music a new interpretation.

 

Sure, you've been rocked by 'We Are The Champions', 'Another One Bites The Dust', 'Somebody to Love' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' before, but you haven't heard them sung like this. The production combines prog rock, heavy metal, vaudeville, astonishing vocals and camp theatrics — and throws in a few tracks by other glam rock stars, like Prince and David Bowie, too. After a sell-out season at Melt Festival 2019, Killer Queens is a must-see experience!

Yours Sincerely Banana Brains

 
 
 
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