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22 September 2015
Casting Couch Productions is pleased to announce our upcoming production @ Central Coast FLASH Festival 2015.
"Birds Leave Shadows" is a 10-minute play by John Fraser. It follows the dialogue between Natalie & Adam; a couple @ the beginning of their relationship. Adam loves birds, Natalie hates Kochie. But they have more in common than they realise.

below: "Birds Leave Shadows" Publicity Photo
Birds Leave Shadows

Performed by Melinda Arnold & Greg Eccleston & also directed by Greg, "Birds Leave Shadows" is being produced as a part of FLASH Festival @ Woy Woy Little Theatre, on 25, 26 & 27 September 2015.
Ticket booking is available @ Woy Woy Little Theatre or @ the door. Hope to see you there!

Greg Eccleston Artistic Director Casting Couch Productions

1 January 2014
Casting Couch Productions is pleased to announce our upcoming Independent Theatre Company production @ Short + Sweet Sydney 2014.
"The Fifth Stage" is the dιbut 10-minute play by yours truly, Greg Eccleston. It follows the dialogue between Manny & Elisabeth; a couple discussing & examining the end of their relationship. One of them has moved on, one of them is still grieving.

below: "The Fifth Stage" Publicity Photo
The Fifth Stage

Performed by Greg Eccleston & Sierra Phillips & also directed by Greg, "The Fifth Stage" is being produced as a Short + Sweet Wild Card (Week One) @ King Street Theatre, Newtown, on 11, 12 & 13 January 2014.
Ticket booking is available @ Short + Sweet Sydney ('Wildcards 1'). Hope to see you there!

Greg Eccleston Artistic Director Casting Couch Productions



28 November 2013

G'day all. Casting Couch Productions is proud to support Crash Test Drama @ King Street Theatre. Their next show is on Sunday 1 December @ 4:00 p.m. Crash Test Drama is a great way for actors and directors to practice their craft, writers to learn more about the art of writing for the stage, plus a wonderful networking opportunity. Actors in Sydney should come along for an opportunity to get on stage -- script in hand -- strut their stuff & work on a new 10-minute play.

Actors will be cast by directors to perform one of eight short plays, with just an hour or so to prepare. Don't panic -- the performances are all script-in-hand! This Sunday also sees the first public airing of a 10-minute play written by yours truly; Greg Eccleston. I have put pencil to paper & fingers to keyboard & written my first-ever 10-minute play. It is titled "On Death and Dying" & will be performed on Sunday 1 December @ Crash Test Drama Sydney, also directed by myself.

Crash Test Drama also serves as a 'feeder' festival to Short + Sweet Sydney. All participants in Crash Test Drama are asked to contribute $15 (which includes a drink @ the theatre), most of which goes as prize-money to the participants.

The venue is King Steet Theatre (formerly known as Newtown Theatre), corner King and Bray Streets, Newtown (100 metres from St Peters Station). Call time for actors is 2:00 p.m. Show starts @ 4:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Greg Eccleston Artistic Director Casting Couch Productions



17 May 2013

“Since 2008, Casting Couch Productions has provided a wide range of Australian companies with Reliable, Experienced & Professional actors for Corporate role-play training”.

Greg Eccleston Artistic Director / Project Manager Casting Couch Productions



17 December 2012

“Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” YouTube teasers.
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14 January 2012
Casting Couch Productions is behind a short play this week as part of the 2012 "Short + Sweet" short play festival in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
"Nice Shoes. Wanna Fuck?" is written by Angus Algie & directed by Greg Eccleston.
CAST: Rhianne Evelyn-Ross (JULIE), Christian Redy (JOHN), Rebekah Watson (JULIE).
SYNOPSIS: When Julie met John and he complimented her shoes, neither of them expected that both of their lives would both be changed forever.

below: "Nice Shoes. Wanna Fuck?" Publicity Photo
Nice Shoes. Wanna Fuck?

Performances are @ King Street Theatre (formerly known as Newtown Theatre) each evening from 18-22 January 2012.
Ticket booking is available @ Short + Sweet Sydney ('Top 100, Week Three').



2009 - 2011
Casting Couch Productions is still in abeyance, yet we do anticipate a return to the Australian independent theatre scene -- some time.
Very few independent theatre companies have been around as long as we have (founded in 2000). When the stars align, we intend to reaffirm our commitment to creating opportunities for talented & committed Australian actors & writers.

As always, any updated information about future productions will be posted here & also to our Yahoo!Groups mailing list (subscription link is provided above).



1 April 2008
Casting Couch Productions is currently taking stock, but we will return! Any information about future productions will be posted here & also to our Yahoo!Groups mailing list (subscription link is provided above).

1 January 2007
Casting Couch Productions will hopefully return later in 2007, due to an extended overseas trip (now in south-east Asia) being taken by yours truly. We hope to produce a show in Melbourne in the second half of the year -- watch this space...
Nice driveway!
Greg Eccleston, Artistic Director.

P.S. If you are interested in reading the blog of my travels, click here.

6 May 2006

Casting Couch Productions will not be producing any more shows in Sydney for the remainder of 2006, due to an extended overseas trip (to Africa) being taken by yours truly. We hope to return in 2007.
Nice driveway!
Greg Eccleston, Artistic Director.

P.S. If you are interested in reading the blog of my travels, click here.



April 2006

Casting Couch Productions is proud to have entertained so many people with our production of “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” , performed in March 2006.

Closing night 1 April 2006 saw 81 punters crowd into The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville -- a record attendance in the six-year history of Casting Couch Productions.
Over the four week run, a total of 551 people (another record!) were entertained by the story of TOM, a 33-year-old Australian male who has had one failed relationship too many. Many thanks to the marvellous cast & crew who worked so hard in making this show a success.

Greg Eccleston, Artistic Director.

Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo poster

8 March 2006

“Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” opens tonight!

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19 February 2006

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Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo poster

24 January 2006

Casting Couch Productions is excited to announce the cast for our next production “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” , to be performed @ The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville, opening on 8 March 2006;

Jeffrey Prewett | Bruno Xavier | Albany Dighton | Adrienne Bates | Suzanne Ellis | Jillian Webber | Nicolette Kenny | Justine Rayleigh | Petrina Edge | Belinda Gosbee | Tarsha Carvey | Renee Lim | Amanda Norton | Sarah Robinson

Click here for “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” front page. Watch this space for more details as they are announced!

Media Contact: For all inquiries & publicity requirements, please contact Troy Dodds Enterprises - 0405 309 192 or troy@troydodds.net.

12 January 2006
Casting Couch Productions are calling for enthusiastic and committed actors for our next production “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” , to be performed @ The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville in March 2006.

We are looking for an actor to play the lead role of TOM, a 33-year-old Australian male who has had one failed relationship too many. Tom is popular & confident, but he keeps making the same mistakes. It promises to be a demanding yet rewarding role for the right actor.

Auditions will be held THIS WEEKEND: Friday 13th / Saturday 14th / Sunday 15th January
between 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. @
The Imperial Hotel
35 Erskineville Road, Erskineville

Actors will be requested to read audition scenes from the play. The script is available upon request.



23 December 2005
Casting Couch Productions is pleased to announce that we are holding auditions for our upcoming production of “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” , to be held @ The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville in March 2006, to be directed by the writer, Greg Eccleston.

Auditions will be held on the weekend of 13/14/15 January 2006 @ The Imperial Hotel and will be by invitation. We are seeking submissions from committed and enthusiastic actors interested in auditioning for one of the ELEVEN female roles (sorry guys; no male roles are currently being auditioned). All physical types are welcome. The age range of the characters is from 18-35. Note that these roles are unpaid.

Interested actors should E-Mail their c.v. to info@castingcouchproductions.net by Monday 9 January 2006, along with a preferred audition date & time. Auditions scenes will be E-Mailed prior to the day.

Greg Eccleston, Artistic Director.

2 December 2005
Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo Poster Casting Couch Productions is thrilled to announce that our next production “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” is coming:
in March 2006 @ Sydney's world-famous The Imperial Hotel in Erskineville...
This is the second play by yours truly, it contains a cast of thirteen; 2 guys & 11 girls.
Auditions will be held in early January 2006 & details will be available soon!
If you would like to join our mailing list to ensure that you are informed of all audition announcements & other news, please enter your email address in the box above & click the link.

Greg Eccleston, Artistic Director



The Imperial Hotel
World-famous pub, best known as the venue featured in the film "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"



25 November 2005
Casting Couch Productions is pleased to announce that our next production “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” is finally coming:
in February / March 2006...
Audition details & venue announcement will be available soon!

22 August 2005
Casting Couch Productions has exciting news coming up regarding our next production... Watch this space!

7 July 2005
Casting Couch Productions website visitors,
Yours truly has a television appearance coming up. A different sort of gig this time. I am appearing on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". It will be broadcast on Channel Nine on Monday 18 July.
I am announcing this now, because if I completely make an idiot of myself, then it will be too late to try to keep it a secret & in two weeks, you can have a laugh @ my expense. Please bear in mind that I am legally obliged to NOT discuss the show until after it has been broadcast. So as much as I hate to say it, please refrain from asking me about it. If you spot me shopping for luxury cars & such forth, I can assure you it is mere coincidence.
The most likely scenario, of course, is that I will be one of the 8 or 9 people each week whose only claim to fame is a goofy looking wave to the camera @ the start of the show.

Regards, Greg Eccleston, Artistic Director

COMING SOON?: “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo”

THEFT WARNING !! Our friend Bessie Bardot's personal computer has been maliciously breached. If you are aware of sites posting personal data or images stolen from her computer please let her know! Your help is very much appreciated me@bessiebardot.com

below: Greg Eccleston pictured with Australian model & presenter Bessie Bardot; Sydney, 10 October 2004

Greg Eccleston & Bessie Bardot 10 October 2004



1 December 2004

Casting Couch Productions is proud to have entertained people with our latest show “Lovepuke”, which closed on Saturday night. A total of 470 people saw one of the twelve performances (four of which were SOLD OUT) over the past three weeks, which is a *new record* for Casting Couch Productions.

Congratulations to the cast Kaitlyn Cox | Liz Hanich | Henry Hereford | Renee Lim | Ben Maclaine | John Marsh | Stella Rankin | Matt Todd -- & also Eliza Maunsell & Jason Dean, without either of whom the show could not have happened.

What made our achievement more remarkable is that this show was put together in such a short amount of time. Exactly two months ago today, the spot was made available to me @ TAP Gallery & I accepted without having either a script or a cast ready -- it seemed like a good idea @ the time. As it happened, it was a great idea! The past eight weeks have certainly been a whirlwind.

Thank you for supporting Casting Couch Productions. The Company exists in order to provide opportunities for committed and enthusiastic actors to work on stage in Sydney and for Australasian playwrights to have their work performed. And to entertain you. That’s all.

Regards, Greg Eccleston, Artistic Director

COMING IN 2005?: “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo”



4 November 2004 “Lovepuke” returns -- opening 10 November!

Click here for “Lovepuke” front page!

Lovepuke 2004 Poster
Media Contact: For all inquiries & publicity requirements, please contact Troy Dodds - 0405 309 192 or troy@troydodds.net.



21 October 2004
“Lovepuke” is coming!

Click here for “Lovepuke” front page!

Media Contact: For all inquiries & publicity requirements, please contact Troy Dodds - 0405 309 192 or troy@troydodds.net.



13 October 2004

“Lovepuke” returns!

Casting Couch Productions is excited to announce our cast for the upcoming return production of Duncan Sarkies' “Lovepuke”, to be performed @ TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst from 10-27 November 2004 and directed by Greg Eccleston.

Kaitlyn Cox | Liz Hanich | Henry Hereford | Renee Lim | Ben Maclaine | John Marsh | Stella Rankin | Matt Todd

Click here for “Lovepuke” front page. Watch this space for more details as they are announced!

Media Contact: For all inquiries & publicity requirements, please contact Troy Dodds - 0405 309 192 or troy@troydodds.net.



11 October 2004

Casting Couch Productions is pleased to announce that auditions for our upcoming return production of Duncan Sarkies' “Lovepuke”, to be directed by Greg Eccleston, have been held on the weekend of 9/10 October.

The response from actors was overwhelming and very gratifying. Watch this space for a cast announcement soon!



2 October 2004

Casting Couch Productions is pleased to announce that we are holding auditions for our upcoming return production of Duncan Sarkies' “Lovepuke”, to be held @ TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst in November 2004 to be directed by Greg Eccleston.

Auditions will be held on the weekend of 9/10 October @ a venue to be confirmed and will be by invitation. We are seeking submissions from committed and enthusiastic actors interested in auditioning for one of the eight roles (4 male, 4 female). All physical types are welcome. The age range of the characters is from 18-35. Note that these roles are unpaid.

Interested actors should E-Mail their c.v. to info@castingcouchproductions.net by Thursday 7 October 2004, along with a preferred audition time. Script will be available on the day.

(*Please note that performance rights for “Lovepuke” have been applied for but are currently pending approval).



3 September 2004

Casting Couch Productions announces that; “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” has been submitted for a public reading @ the wonderful Parnassus' Den. If selected, the reading will be performed by members of Parnassus' Den acting ensemble. Details will be forwarded prior to the reading taking place. Note that general auditions WILL take place before the play is produced. To join our Mailing List, just enter your E-Mail address in the Yahoo Groups link above -- and watch this space!

Greg Eccleston was thrilled to have the play read by wonderful professional actors at a (private) reading on Sunday 6 June. Thanks to the cast (Love ya work!): Jai Koutrae | Mark Jensen | Rebecca Turner | Suzanne Ellis | Alexandra Mattinson | Lisa Jayne Wood | Stella Rankin | Guro Brand | Jude Bowler | Charlotte Gregg | Mollie King | Sarah Robinson | Petrina Edge

If you who saw our 2003 production “Catharsis” , you may be interested to know that the script is being developed as a screenplay. First draft was recently completed & it is hoped that you will hear a lot more about it between now & the red carpet opening night! Can't say too much @ this stage, although I will give away that the working title is “Bull & Finch” .

Speaking of which, you may wish to look back @ the A Drink on the Couch photos page which has just been posted...

below: Greg Eccleston pictured with American screenwriting "Story" guru Robert McKee; Sydney, August 2004

Greg Eccleston & Robert McKee 8 August 2004



1 June 2004

Casting Couch Productions announces that our long-awaited next play; “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” is now in pre-production.

Casting Couch Productions artistic director Greg Eccleston has recently completed the First Draft of this play and is excited to be hearing it read by wonderful professional actors at a (private) READING of the play on Sunday 6 June. Note that general auditions WILL take place before the play is cast, hopefully in late 2004. To join our Mailing List, just enter your E-Mail address in the Yahoo Groups link above -- and watch this space!



29 April 2004

Casting Couch Productions announces that our long-awaited next production;
“Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” is planned for late 2004.

After the success of his dιbut play “Catharsis” in 2003, Casting Couch Productions artistic director Greg Eccleston has been hard @ work on the follow-up & is excited by it so far. The play contains a ridiculously large cast of 13! It is hoped to be completed in time to be produced this year. Note that a (private) READING of the play will be performed before any Auditions take place -- roles @ that reading will be limited exclusively to actors on our Mailing List. To join, just enter your E-Mail address in the Yahoo Groups link above -- and watch this space!.



28 January 2004

Casting Couch Productions announces that our next production will be hopefully sometime late this year.
It is expected to be “Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo” , the second play by Greg Eccleston, the writer of “Catharsis” ... Greg has just completed the (long-hand) First Draft of this play, during an extended overseas trip & he is excited about getting it on (so to speak).

We are also on the look-out for new Australian contemporary unperformed plays, so please feel free to contact us if you have a script that you think we might be interested in.
Watch this space for production details!



Click here for 2001-2003 News.

Casting Couch Productions

ESTABLISHED 2000

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Jacqueline Archer, Greg Eccleston, Kyri Frame, Sean Genders, Josie Perricone & John Webb founded Casting Couch Productions in August 2000.
Their first production was John Patrick Shanley’s "The Big Funk" @ TAP Gallery in September / October 2000, featuring all founding members, with the exception of Greg. “Lovepuke” by Duncan Sarkies in April 2001 was the Company’s second production & whilst featuring just one original cast member, the Casting Couch Productions banner survived (we like the name).
"IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER", a collection of five new short plays by Paul Osuch, was the Company’s third production, in April 2002. Our next production was "Catharsis" in June 2003. "Catharsis" was the dιbut play by Greg Eccleston & was our second consecutive World Premiθre.
“Lovepuke” returned in 2004 as our fifth production & maintained our average of one show per year!
“Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo”, the second play by Greg Eccleston, premiθred in March 2006 as our sixth production & our first @ the world-famous The Imperial Hotel.
Casting Couch Productions exists in order to provide opportunities for committed & enthusiastic actors to work on stage in Sydney & for Australasian playwrights to have their work performed. And to entertain you. That’s all.

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| Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo Cast page | Girlfriend #33 Stole My Mojo Photos page |
| Lovepuke 2004 front page | Lovepuke Cast page | Lovepuke Photos page |
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