Katelyn Rew

Melbourne based award-winning photographer, freelance writer, copywriter and editor

Quirky Circus Performer Thomas Monckton Talks About His New Solo Show "The Pianist" In Melbourne - The AU Review

Quirky circus performer Thomas Monckton is in Melbourne right now in partnership with Circo Aereo performing his solo show ‘The Pianist’. This contemporary physical theatre piece is set to wow audiences with its hysterical mime style of comedy and physical feats. I recently chatted to the talented Mr Monckton about his attraction to clowning, working as a solo artist, and how the circus scene compares in Paris. Read on to get a lovely insight into the inner workings of a contemporary mime.

the AU interview: Peter Gunn (Attica Sous Chef) talks Young Chef awards, pop up dinners, and more

On a dreary Melbourne afternoon I headed down to North Melbourne’s ‘Auction Rooms’ cafe to interview Peter Gunn, the Pacific semi final winner of the S.Pallegrino Young Chef awards. Peter’s reputation was growing in Melbourne, having worked as sous chef at Attica for the last 4.5 years, and quite recently starting his own fine dining night Ides. I was interested to learn where he had come from, and find out his vision for the future.

the AU interview: Comedian Jimeoin (UK) talks upcoming shows, inspirations and advice for aspiring comedians

With the International Melbourne Comedy Festival well underway, Australia is playing host to an array of talented international comedians, including UK's Jimeoin. Having toured extensively worldwide to great acclaim, Jimeoin is a regular feature at all the world's greatest comedy festivals. Recently, we caught up with the man himself and chatted about his upcoming shows, his inspirations and his advice for aspiring comedians.