Existing Productions

Yours Sincerely Banana Brains

Friends. When we are young we find ourselves becoming friends with people because the happen to be in the same place as us - at our school, at uni, singing in our local pub while watching a band. 

Featuring Lizzy Flynn, Ella Macrokanis, Emma Whitefield and a live 4-piece band, led by Peter Stewart on Piano. 

A musical cabaret written by Pat and Lizzy Flynn with original music by Lizzy Flynn and directed by Cienda McNamara. 

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!

 

NiKNaK Productions 2020