HLA welcomes Jessica Arthur!

HLA Management is delighted to announce that we now represent theatre director Jessica Arthur!

Some of Jess’ recent productions include TWO HEARTS (KXT), THE WOLVES (Old Fitz), LETHAL INDIFFERENCE (STC) and REALISM (NIDA).

In 2019 Jess will be remounting THE WOLVES for Belvoir, as well as directing MOSQUITOES by Lucy Kirkwood and BANGING DENMARK by Van Badham for the Sydney Theatre Company.

Welcome Jess!

TAP DOGS return to the West End!

Following successful back to back seasons in South Africa and Saudi, Dein Perry’s TAP DOGS returns to the West End with its trademark blend of live music and electrifying tap dance. 2018 marks 23 years from the time when TAP DOGS first pounded the boards in the UK and Dein Perry secured his second consecutive Olivier Award for Best Choreography. The original West End season in 1995 featured the inimitable talents of Dein Perry, subsequent tours included Dein’s gifted brother Sheldon Perry. Almost two and a half decades later TAP DOGS introduces a new generation of Perry. Following in his father’s footsteps, we welcome to the stage Dein’s son, Reid Perry.

Catch the new invigorated Dein Perry’s TAP DOGS now at the Peacock Theatre for a strictly limited season: 23 October to 10 November 2018

Tickets are available online here


Studio Canal Back Keith Thompson and Katherine Thomson

Studiocanal Australia and Goalpost Pictures are developing a feature based on the true story of members of the Vienna Mozart Boys’ Choir and their choirmaster who were trapped in Australia during World War II.

Keith Thompson (The Sapphires, Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You, Hoges) is writing the first draft and Goalpost’s Rosemary Bright will produce.

The  second project backed by the fund is Helenaa biopic about the Polish-Australian-American cosmetics businesswoman, art collector and philanthropist Helena Rubinstein. Set in 1928, the film follows Rubinstein as she faces a dilemma: Give up control of her empire or lose her marriage with Edward Titus and her children.

Katherine Thomson (A Place to Call Home, Women He’s Undressed, House of Hancock) is writing the first draft for producers Antony Waddington (The Eye of the Storm) and Marcus Gillezeau (Living Universe, Storm Surfers 3D).


Read more here.

Louis Nowra: The Playwright Born To Shock

“Every day, I think how did I get here?” he says. “How did I get to be writing books and plays and going to Hollywood, how? I am lazy but I have this other persona that does all the work. And I’ve never reconciled my upbringing with this persona who has done so much.”

MARTIN PORTUS profiles LOUIS NOWRA,  the remarkable talent behind the Australian classic Cosi and much more. Read it here.

Fighting Season Premiere

Lead director Kate Woods points out: “we send these young men to war and teach them to kill and when they do, and it becomes part of their life, how do they assimilate that into themselves as human beings when they come back home? And what responsibility does the Armed Forces have for that?” Read more here.

Fighting Season will premiere 8.30pm, October 28 on Foxtel’s showcase.