All posts by Goldele Rayment

Goldele is a Director, Dramaturge and Teaching Artist working in the Independent Theatre sector, Community Arts and Cultural Development and Education in Sydney, Australia. She is currently an Associate Artist (Young Director) with Pacific Opera. In 2015 she founded the independent theatre company, Company of Rogues. From 2014-16 she worked as the Artistic Program Coordinator at Milk Crate Theatre, where she managed their theatre workshop and professional pathways programs for people who have experienced homelessness. Goldele’s recent directing credits include the Green Room Award winning production “Koo Koo The Bird Girl” (Melbourne Fringe 2018), “The Mad Hatters Tea Party” and “Sing Along Les Miserable” for Beyond Cinema (2018), “Prelude in Tea – Mother’s Day Concert” (Pacific Opera 2018), “Morgan Stern” (Company of Rogues, Queensland Theatre 2017, Belvoir Street & Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Blood Moon Theatre 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Monash University and has trained with Zen Zen Zo and Back to Back Theatre .


Bonnie Lythgoe Productions presents Jack and the Beanstalk – a “Giant” 3D Family Musical Spectacular Panto. Directed by Bonnie Lythgoe, this colourful and family friendly production is full of audience participation, hilarious caricatures, and the most satisfying of corny dad jokes and slapstick comedy. The witty script, written by Christopher Wood, also contains a surprisingly titillating and cheeky streak of adult humour to keep the 18+ ‘kids’ engaged and entertained. Cultural references abound including a random guest appearance of dancing “Minions” (from the movie “Despicable Me”) in the second act.

Opening with disco ball laser effects that reach out across the large auditorium, the curtain rises on Christopher Wood’s colourful, fluorescent painted set of orange, green and hot pink. This glow in the dark design extends throughout the many flown set changes and the ensembles costumes.  Continue reading JACK AND THE BEANSTALK A ‘GIANT’ FAMILY MUSICAL SPECTACULAR PANTO @ THE STATE THEATRE