ABOUT THATCHER'S BOY THEATRE
"A man can change his stars."
- William Thatcher, A Knight's Tale
Welcome to Thatcher's Boy Theatre, a Melbourne based theatre company that continuously bring new plays and piece of theatre that promote change through raw and honest script that provoke emotions and conversations of unity.
Named after William Thatcher in A Knight's Tale, the company was founded by Kieran Gould-Dowen in early 2017. Thatcher's Boy Theatre produced four productions in their first year: two of their show 'Take A Seat', followed by the contemporary piece 'Continue Without Saving?' and finished the year with the comedy 'More Pudding Anyone?'
In 2018, Thatcher's Boy Theatre hit the floor running, starting with two productions of 'Hold Me, I Beg You' in Melbourne and Adelaide, a well received production of 'Fall On Death Ears' at The Butterfly Club, 'Cracked Smiles' at Chapel Off Chapel, and finished the year with electrifying and immersive show 'The Execution Will Not Be Televised' at The MC Showroom in November.
Over the past few years, Kieran has worked with fantastic creatives, some of which he has been lucky enough to have stick around for the long run, with Teresa Noble working with us on almost every production and finally joining officially in 2018, and Allie Luecke cementing her roots in 2019.
After all the hard work, 2019 only has one show coming to Melbourne stages, but it's a big one, so you won't want to miss out.
THATCHER'S BOY THEATRE
Artistic Director & Founder
Originally from the UK, Kieran performed in various theatre productions back home such as 'The History Boys' and 'Sweet Charity' before heading to drama school for three years in Northampton. Since moving to Australia almost three years ago, Kieran has performed with Northern Theatre Company in 'A Servant Of Two Masters', as well as 'Shakespeare In Therapy' in both Melbourne Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, written and directed by Sharmini Kumar.
Kieran has been writing since February 2012, with his first "proper" play 'All's Fair In Love And War' receiving standing ovations. Years later on the other side of the world, Thatcher’s Boy Theatre was born in early 2017. Kieran was the writer and producer of all plays in 2017 and 2018 and directed all except 'Fall On Death Ears' and 'Cracked Smiles'. He's passionate about creating new works that put our society on trial for their flaws.
Teresa is a multi-disciplinary artist in the worlds of photography and performing arts. She is a lifestyle and theatre photographer in Melbourne and has shot at many major Melbourne events, also doing production photography for Red Stich Actors Theatre and Thatcher's Boy Theatre for the last couple of years.
A lover of live theatre, Teresa has been treading the boards since an early age, appearing in roles such as Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls and Felicity in The Real Inspector Hound. More recently Teresa has performed in various plays for Brunswick based Northern Theatre Company including David Williamson’s Up For Grabs as the irrepressible art dealer Simone.
Teresa currently works at Arts Centre Melbourne as a Lighting Technician working with Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet and The Production Company to name a few.
Marketing And Costume
Allie has not had to write a bio since she said farewell to the stage five years ago after performing the title role in Hello, Dolly! She now spends her days helping other people create and enjoy the arts.
Allie holds a Bachelors Degree in Arts Administration from Wagner College in New York City. She has been designing her friends' production posters for years.
You can find Allie hanging out across the city in box offices and theatre foyers. Chances are if you are buying tickets or seeing a show in Melbourne and the person helping you is a Midwestern American gal, it's Allie.
As of 2019, Allie is excited to be hanging around with TBT beyond her debut with You Look Like Your Father, bringing her Yankee charm to the team.