Dream Lover

Dream Lover reveals the extraordinary story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin. Adored by his fans, who together with his movie star wife Sandra Dee, provide the amazing soundtrack to a generation.

Dream Lover David Campbell Hannah Fredericksen

Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical

Dream Lover reveals the extraordinary story of legendary singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin. Adored by his fans, who together with his movie star wife Sandra Dee, provide the amazing soundtrack to a generation.

Creative Team

Director

Simon Phillips

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Simon Phillips

Director

Simon was Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company from 2000 to 2011 and Artistic Director of the State Theatre Company of South Australia from 1990 to 1993. His directing credits range from new works to contemporary and Shakespearean cl...

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Writer and Original Concept

Frank Howson

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Frank Howson

Writer and Original Concept

Film and theatre director, screenwriter, playwright, songwriter, producer, poet and published author, Frank Howson was born in Melbourne. He entered show business at the age of seven as a tap dancer, singer and child actor, and had starred in 21 majo...

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Original Concept

John Michael Howson OAM

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John Michael Howson OAM

Original Concept

John-Michael Howson, nicknamed “Hollywood” by Mike Walsh when Howson was a regular on the long running hit The Mike Walsh Show, has been in the entertainment business since, as a cadet journalist, he started writing movie reviews for the Sunraysi...

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Set Designer

Brian Thomson

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Brian Thomson

Set Designer

Brian received an Order of Australia, AM, in 2005 for services to the arts and recently received the 2012 Helpmann Award for La Traviata, the first Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Other awards include a Tony for The King And I on Broadway, plus nume...

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Musical Supervisor

Guy Simpson

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Guy Simpson

Musical Supervisor

Guy Simpson has been working as a conductor, orchestrator, musical director and musical supervisor for 35 years. Current projects include musical supervision and orchestrations for the new musicals Ladies in Black for QTC / MTC (music by Tim Finn) ...

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Choreographer

Andrew Hallsworth

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Andrew Hallsworth

Choreographer

Andrew won the 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Choreography in a Musical for Opera Australia’s Anything Goes following his 2014 Helpmann Award win for the Hayes Theatre’s inaugural production of Sweet Charity, which also toured Australia in 2015....

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Costume Designer

Tim Chappel

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Tim Chappel

Costume Designer

In 1995 Tim won an Academy Award, a BAFTA and an Australian Film Institute award (AFI) for his costume design for the feature film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. He revisited this work in stage show Priscilla, Queen of the Desert...

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Sound Design

Michael Waters

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Michael Waters

Sound Design

Michael’s recent designs include Fiddler On The Roof, Hugh Jackman’s Broadway To Oz (designer and sound engineer), The Rabbits, Anything Goes (Helpmann 2015 Best Sound Design nomination), The King And I (Helpmann Award 2014 for Best Sound Desi...

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Lighting Designer

Paul Jackson

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Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Paul Jackson is a multi-award winning lighting designer and theatre maker based in Melbourne, Australia, whose practice encompasses theatre, opera, dance, concerts and live events. A graduate of the University of Melbourne, he holds post-graduate q...

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