Ingle Knight: Writer

Ingle Knight has had many plays and musicals professionally produced—including these.

Dolphin Talk: produced and toured across Australia, Canada and theatre festivals worldwide.

Wicked: The Australian Critics' choice for the 1996 Best New Play of the Year in WA.

Bullyfruit: nominated for 1997 Gold Swan Award.

Milk and Honey: winner of the 1999 Premiers Book Award, script category.

Wrote and performed in 52 episodes of Let's Have Music for ABC Radio, teaching kids across Australia to enjoy and appreciate music.

Most recent writing for TV was two episodes of The Gift for Barron Films.

In 1998 the first participant in the inaugural WA/South Africa Playwright's Exchange.

Lectured in scriptwriting at Murdoch University and was a script consultant for Perth Theatre Company and the WA Playwright's Consortium.

Milk and Honey


Year Production Production Company
1980The Shshsh Journey and
The Unheard World of Jasper Lawson
NSW Theatre of the Deaf
1981Theodore Signposts in HistoryNSW Theatre of the Deaf
1982White NancyGriffin Theatre Company
198326 episodes of Let's have MusicABC Radio
198426 episodes of Let's have MusicABC Radio
1986Wrote for Maths BreakABC Education Television
1987SportdanceStill Moves Dance Laboratory
Script AssessorWA Playwrights Conference
1988Idol RumoursCurtin Theatre Company
Co-wrote Trim, The Cat Who Discovered AustraliaWA Theatre Company
1989Co-wrote Dolphin TalkActing Out Theatre Company
Dramaturg: The Great Railways PicnicActing Out Theatre Company
Tyger, Tyger WorkshoppedWriters Performers Inc
1990Jenny goes WildActing Out Theatre Company
1991Co-wrote WickedActing Out Theatre Company
The Voyage of Vasco Pyjama(Based on the work of Michael Leunig) Acting Out and WA State Theatre Company
1992The WhaleCoco Youth and Acting Out
Commissioned to write Defying GravityPTC/Aust Council
Don't Shoot the DriverKwinana City Council/Transport Union
1993Commissioned to write WadgemupYirra Yakin
1994Defying Gravityworkshopped
Commissioned to write Bullyfruit
1995BullyfruitBarking Gecko
Writer-in-residenceEsperance Theatre Guild
Commissioned to adapt Elizabeth Jolley's Milk and Honey PTC
1996WadgemupAboriginal Performance Centre
1997 Thermophobia (Defying Gravity)Fairweather Productions
Two episodes of The Gift (TV mini-series)Barron Entertainment
1998Milk and HoneyPerth Theatre Company
Inaugural Playwrights Exchange ResidencyWindybrow Theatre Johannesburg
1999Won Premiers Book Prize for Theatre for Milk and Honey
2000-The Getaway Bus Perth Festival Fringe production February 2000
Edinburgh Festival 2001
Australian Tour 2003 with 'Playing Australia'
2000-The Exploding Breakfast Perth Theatre Company production July 2000
ABC Radio National
Toronto Fringe Festival July 2008
La Mama Melbourne August 2008
2002The Life and Times of an FB HoldenWestern Australian Academy of Performing Arts
2003Shadow of the Eagle Perth Theatre Company
John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library
National Tour 2004
2008 Taking Liberty Perth Theatre Company
2011 Taking Liberty Deckchair Theatre, December 2-17
2012 The Fremantle Candidate Deckchair Theatre, 19 July - 5 August

The Fremantle Candidate

Fremantle Candidate posterThe run of The Fremantle Candidate mounted by Deckchair Theatre was at PICA is 23 July - 5 August 2012. 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.]
Ingle discusses the making of The Fremantle Candidate - on youtube.
Also on youtube, Steve Turner on playing John Curtin.
Christie Sistrunk on playing Elsie Curtin.
Geoff Kelso on youtube on playing Walter Murdoch.
Chris Bendall on youtube on directing The Fremantle Candidate.
Mark Naglazas, 'Play raises the Curtin'
Stephen Bevis, 'Play moves to PICA'
Ron Banks' review of The Fremantle Candidate in the West Australian
Victoria Laurie's review in The Australian

Taking Liberty

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.

Taking Liberty poster