Four remarkable women mathematicians - Hypatia, Emilie du Chatelet, Ada Byron Lovelace and Sonya Kovalevskya - come together in a spirited musical exploration and celebration of their passions, ideas, achievements and personal perspectives. Details of their extraordinary lives are revealed as they take opposing views about the question central to the drama: can one predict life using mathematics? 

LOVE EQUALS is the first collaboration between writer/composer Craig Christie and actor/singer Kristin Keam. The pair first met when Kristin played the lead role of Irene B in Craig’s show Water Into Wine, which was performed as part of the Magnormos Music Theatre Readings Program in 2004. 

After Kristin toured Australia in 2005 with the Malthouse production of Minefields and Miniskirts, she sang one of Craig’s songs at OzMade Musicals 2005.  Noticing the lack of female writers on the bill, Craig decided to seek collaboration on an idea for a musical about 4 women mathematicians, and LOVE EQUALS began. 

In between Craig’s international work engaging communities using musical theatre, production duties on EUROBEAT and touring his educational shows in Australia and Singapore, and Kristin’s work with tertiary students at VCA, Ballarat University and Box Hill Institute, they wrote this play about life, love, and 4 extraordinary women. 


The Sea Gypsy is set in colonial Singapore in the early 1800s and tells the story of a group of the Orang Laut, a nomadic group of seafarers and sometimes pirates who live along the coast of Malaysia down through Indonesia who under the leadership of the idealist Setiawan are dreaming of settling. The prejudice and fear that the Orang Laut encounter sets the scene for conflict that is exacerbated by Setiawan’s attraction to Charlotte, the sister of a British shipping agent. Their romance blossoms in the face of adversity and political intrigue in a story that draws upon the cultural diversity and interaction that typifies this time and place in history

Currently in development.




Based on the play of the same name written by Mark Ravenhill for the National Theatre’s Connections programme 2003.

Kitty dreams of becoming a star but first she and her three girlfriends have to date some A-list celebrities and that means dumping their zitty boyfriends Jake and his mates. Kitty spurs on her reluctant friends with promises of the fame to come – photo shoots, opening nights and more – while the boys commiserate about getting dumped. They decide to teach the girls a lesson, inspired by their geeky mate Victor who has the answer. Disguised as a visionary, Victor convinces the girls that their ex-boyfriends are destined to become the biggest world stars of the future – the ultimate boyband Awesome!

This workshop was produced by the National Youth Music Theatre of the UK and Cactus Productions and presented at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End in 2009


Tutankhamun is a musical depicting the story of the famed boy pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, created by a very young and enthusiastic pair of writers in the mid 1980s. Thoughts of reviving it or finishing it arise occasionally over bottles of wine late in the evening at dinner parties or on holiday weekends.



Seven of literature’s great villains lead by Captain Hook are trapped in the public domain (which has for them taken the form of a Victorian library) whilst variations on who they are and how they have been adapted in contemporary arts and culture float down from heaven as paper documents. The seven villains - Hook, Snow White’s Evil Queen, Iago, Pap Finn, Madame Defarge, Mr Hyde and Dracula- play a constant game of cat and mouse with each other that has dragged on since they found themselves together. Unexpectedly a new figure in the form of a young girl named Lily, arrives and everyone is thrown into a storm of conflict and intrigue as they strive to see if the mysterious newcomer can provide them with the means to escape the public domain and join the real world.







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