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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of Sydney producers and industry creatives rallied to create The Reservoir Room, featuring a 5 week live-streaming season of cabaret and live music hours including a Friday night variety show called FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE, or FNL, for short (say it 5 times quickly!) hosted by Rodger Corser and Catherine Alcorn, co-hosted. by Verushka Darling and Musically Directed by Daniel Edmonds.

The 5 week season was streamed and shot entirely live from a community television station underneath Paddington Town Hall on Oxford Street, Sydney. 

This project kept over 45 industry colleagues from across the sector employed during one of the darkest times the world has faced.


Mandy Bishop

Jonathan Biggins

Kirby Burgess

Thomas Campbell

Matt Copely

Barry Conrad

Tim Draxl

Dave Eastgate

Drew Forsyth

Julie Gold (NYC)

BenHur Helwend


Erika Heynatz​

Luke Heggie

Phil Jamieson

Reuben Kaye

Matt Lee

Marney McQueen

Ben Mingay

Mia Morrissey

Tony Mott

Clare Ellen O'Connor

Elenoa Rokobaro

Prinnie Stevens

Sister 2 Sister

James Sarno

Phil Scott

Rai Thistlethwayte

Mark Trevorrow

Christian Wilkins

Richard Wilkins

Ursula Yovich

Julia Zemiro
The Australian cast of Who's Your Baghdaddy?


Executive Producers Catherine Alcorn, Ted Robinson and David Smith

Directed by Ted Robinson

Producer David Emery

Associate Producer Yasmin Kara

Artist Producer Lizzie Morrissey

Live Stream Director Martin Coombes

Editor Ilter Cimilli

Camera Operators Jordan Robinson, Julia Kennedy, Glenn Traynor, Susan Lumsdon

Platform Producer Johnny Peters

Tech Producer Ming d'Arcy

Floor Manager Joel Robinson

Lighting Designer Peter Rubie

Lighting Assistant Lila Neiswanger

Art Department Stella Ha Vi Do

Sound Design Mark Avis and Keith Muir

Floor Sound Keith Muir

Set Design Hayley Stafford

Artist Liaison Glenn Moorehouse

Marketing Manager Cameron MacDonald

Marketing Assistant Clare Ellen O'Connor

Publicity Bruce Pollack, Amanda Buckworth and Jane Negline

Photographers Dan Boud, Phil Erbacher, Cassandra Hannagan, The Girl In The Bandana, Ann-Louise Calihanna, Don Arnold

HMU Daniel Cater

Lighting Supplier Intense Lighting

Piano Supplier KAWAI Australia

Camera Supplier VA Hire

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"The Reservoir Room started as a way of creating a space for artists who could not perform live gigs because of the lockdown, but what it did was bring together a large group of people from all the corners of the music and broadcast scenes to put on a show that they could be proud of. This isn’t a Zoom concert with nothing but a laptop and a pair of stock iPhone headphones and a low-quality microphone. This show has over a million dollars of equipment dripping behind the lens. So, if you’re looking for a live performance fix, and like music; then grab a drink, tune in, and be entertained…. I was."
- David Hooley for AUSSIE THEATRE

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