Ingle Knight: writer, actor, director

Fremantle Candidate poster

Ingle's play The Fremantle Candidate was at PICA, 23 July - 5 August 2012, the production by Deckchair Theatre. Direction was by Chris Bendall. In the cast were Steve Turner, Igor Sas, James Hagan, Geoff Kelso, Christie Sistrunk and Benj D'Addario. [That's not Christie Sistrunk in the poster image.]

Taking Liberty, in its DeckChair Fremantle reincarnation, received excellent reviews. Here is one by Nerida Dickinson, ArtsHub. And here is David Zampatti's review in The West Australian. But here's the best one: Julie Hern in Australian Stage.

Ingle's one-man-show The Exploding Breakfast, about his experience as writer-in-residence at a theatre company in Johannesburg, originally produced by Perth Theatre Company and broadcast on ABC Radio National, toured to the Toronto Fringe and Melbourne's La Mama Theatre in July and August 2008.

ExplodingShadow of the Eagle, co-written with George Blazevic, about Australian wartime prime minister John Curtin, was produced in 2003 by the Perth Theatre Company and the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. Co-winner of the best play of the year at the WA Equity Awards, it toured nationally in 2004, winning the Playing Australia award for the most popular touring play of the year.

Getaway BusThe prize-winning one man show, The Getaway Bus, written for the 2001 Perth International Arts Festival was described by The Australian newspaper as having “a particular genius”. It toured to the Edinburgh Festival and toured nationwide in 2003 with ‘Playing Australia’.

Having played Kawolsky, the useless security guard, for 26 episodes of Barron Film’s TV series Ship to Shore, Ingle went on to write for Barron’s next series The Gift.

In 2002 he wrote the highly regarded short film Life and Times of an FB Holden for the final year acting students of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

An adaptation of Elizabeth Jolley’s novel Milk and Honey won the 1999 Premier's Award for best script.

The Fable of Aesop, written in 2002, for Barking Gecko Theatre toured nationally in 2003. Other works include:

Ingle performed and wrote 52 episodes of Let’s Have Music for ABC radio, teaching kids across Australia to enjoy and appreciate music.

Ingle has taught scriptwriting at Murdoch, Curtin and Edith Cowan Universities, and cinema studies at Notre Dame University. He is a script consultant for Perth Theatre Company and the WA Playwrights Consortium. In addition to those mentioned here, he has written a dozen more plays, musicals and films.

Ingle has performed in more than fifty professional theatre productions, including:

He was nominated for the 2003 Melbourne Green Room award for best performance in the fringe for The Getaway Bus.

Television appearances include roles in some of Australia's favourite television shows:

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