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Playing On Gold Series 2: A Very Drummond Christmas

Jaq Avery, Jaclyn Lombardo, Maree Shefford, Justin Groves, Imbi Leili Ling, and Scott Knight - photo by Shane Grant

Scene 1: Christmas Morning
It's Christmas morning and Flora can't wait to open her presents.

Scene 2: Cleaning Up
Brick and River clean up the breakfast dishes.

Scene 3: Santa's Here
The Bannisters arrive baring gifts.

Scene 4: French Cricket
Frank turns up to join in the family tradition of Christmas Day french cricket.

Scene 5: A Peaceful Interlude
River and Frank enjoy some quiet alone time.

Scene 6: A Conversation
Ruby and Edward reveal a big surprise to Flora.

Scene 7: The Truth Is Out
Emerald and Kirana turn up for Christmas dinner and Ruby finds out the truth.

Scene 8: Christmas Dinner
The Christmas toasts.


Jaq Avery
Jo Boyd
Daniel Brasher
April Garreffa
Justin Groves
Axle Gunn
Scott Knight
Imbi Leili Ling
Jaclyn Lombardo
Gabrielle Savrone
Maree Shefford
and Damian Vuleta

And don't forget to listen to The Players Collectors Edition Box Sets for a recap!




The patriarch of the Bannister Clan is Michael Bannister.

Axle Gunn is playing the role of Michael Bannister

A career spanning several decades, Axle Gunn has magnetized audiences with his chilling portrayals of darker roles in film. Axle has worked in various roles in the entertainment industry including; Radio/TV News presenter, musician, voice artist and versatile actor. Diversifying into a number of different multimedia platforms, Axle has accomplished praise for his hard work in the independent and corporate entertainment industries. Highlights of his career include The Golden Dragon 2 (1998), Fun (2012), Collateral Damage (2012), Red Sky (2015), The Tormentors (2015), Then and Now (2016), and Kicks (2016).
Michael was a creative and playful child.  He played a range of instruments, participated in student theatre, and loved his little sister Ruby.  His talents continued into adulthood and he attended a prominent acting school before going on to establish a spectac…

CHAPTER 26: The Outrageous Compromises

CHAPTER 26 The Outrageous Compromises

SCENE 1: The Outrage Dan and River call Emerald and Henri into a design meeting to solve some problems.
FEATURING: Dan Brasher, April Garreffa, Imbi Leili Ling, and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 2: The Compromise Henri convinces Edward to wear the right costume for the character of King Richard III
FEATURING: Scott Knight and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 3: The Arrival Sophia arrive in Australia and reminds Flora what she needs to do to make their plan work.

CHAPTER 27: The Nervous Welcome

CHAPTER 27 The Nervous Welcome
SCENE 1: The Nerves Edward can't seem to put on his costume and Henri and Sienna work to calm his opening night nerves.
FEATURING: Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Samsara and Damian Vuleta
SCENE 2: The Welcome Kirana runs into Michael in the foyer and thanks him.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd and Axle Gunn
SCENE 3: The Snub (part 1) Sophia catches up with Ruby at pre-show drinks.
FEATURING: Malaynee Hayden and Maree Shefford
SCENE 4: The Checks Frank calls River and Emerald to the stage to help solve a last minute crisis.
FEATURING: Daniel Brasher, April Garrefffa, and Imbi Leili Ling