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Jaclyn Lombardo, Axle Gunn, April Garreffa, Maree Shefford, Jaq Avery, Scott Knight, Justin Groves, and Imbi Leili Ling
THE PLAYERS BACKGROUND
Welcome to our podcast soap opera called 'The Players'.  We will follow the trials and tribulations of setting up a theatre company as brother and sister fight for artistic control and the children struggle to find their identities. Half sisters and brothers are pitted against each other daily.  Ruby, having grown up under the shadow of her more talented brother Michael, finally has the upper hand with financial control.  Talent versus money as the offspring challenge each other and play power games whilst the layabout husband, Edward, debauches his way through Ruby's money and reputation.  Welcome to Dramaticus Theatre Company.

THE FAMILY TREE
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Michael Bannister (56)         Ruby Drummond (51)                      Edward Drummond (40)
(Artistic Director)                            (CEO)                                                 (Actor)
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Sienna  (25)    Emerald (20)                     Brick (24) River (20)                    Flora (15)
Bannister       Bannister                          Murello     Murello                        Drummond
(Actor)           (Designer)                          (Actor)     (Production Manager)     


    

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AXLE GUNN PLAYS MICHAEL BANNISTER

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).
MICHEAL BANNISTER
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

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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.
FEATURING: Samsara

CHAPTER 27: The Nervous Welcome

CHAPTER 27 The Nervous Welcome
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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