Super Duper | September 2017

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James has just finished up another tour with Echelon Productions. This time the show was called Super Duper and toured throughout Victoria in August and September 2017. 

The end of 2016 and going into 2017

The end of 2016 and going into 2017

What a busy end of the year. 

After finishing up with Fair Dinkum, James took some time to pursue a few film projects. These included:

  • Yellow Lid; a short film, written by Harrison Byrne for Swinburne University
  • Comastosed; a short film, written by Jordan Holloway for SAE Institute
  • The End; a short film, written by Tristan McDougall for Footscray City Films
  • Walter; a series of short films, written by W.D Stevens
  • Counter Play; a web series, written by Chrys Phillips

Following these projects, James was asked by the Australian Shakespeare Company to come back to play Mustardseed in Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies as well as join their Mainstage production of Twelfth Night running over the summer in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. 

Fair Dinkum | May 2016

Photography • Perform! Educational Musicals

Photography • Perform! Educational Musicals

James is super excited to be heading out on the road again in July, August and September with Perform! Educational Musicals' new Book Week 2016 show 'Fair Dinkum.'

Review | Dogfight

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    Photography • Doorstep Arts

Photography • Doorstep Arts

The ensemble of marines creates a glorious sound during their songs, thanks to the accomplished musical direction of Trevor Jones, and they dance Leanne Marsland’s inventive yet intermittent choreography with energy and skill...
— Reuben Liversidge ARTSHUB 2016

Review | The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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    Photography • James Terry

Photography • James Terry

★★★★★
But with such a character driven ensemble piece, weak links stand out, so it’s a credit to Vic Theatre Company that this solidly cast production is unanimously flawless.
— Maxim Boon LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE 2016

Review | The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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    Photography • James Terry

Photography • James Terry

...or cool cat Chip Tolentino who James Coley imbued with an inflated sense of confidence that proved surprisingly charming.
— Div Collins WEB WOMBAT 2016

Review | The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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    Photography • James Terry

Photography • James Terry

With all the hormones raging in this teenage event, it’s no wonder contestant Chip Tolentino (James Coley) falls foul to an unwanted erection and fluffs his spelling. Coley’s got that teenage sass and swagger down pat.
— Sue Hewitt THE WEEKLY REVIEW 2016

Review | The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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    Photography • James Terry

Photography • James Terry

‘Bad boy’ Chip Tolentino is wandering through the audience causing the kinds of chaos that is cool in the eyes of adolescent boys...
— Matt Bell STANDING INNOVATION 2016

Review | Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies

Photography • Ben Fon 

Photography • Ben Fon 

...but it is Shakespeare’s Mustardseed (James Coley) who often steals the show with his funny antics endearing him to like-minded littlies.
— Mary Papadakis HERALD SUN 2016

2016 so far

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  • Vic Theatre Company

Photography • Vic Theatre Company

The start of 2016 has been incredibly busy for James; seeing him work on various projects in lots of aspects of the Industry. 

JANUARY
- Tinkerbell and the Dream Fairies: a brand new interactive kids musical for the Austarlian Shakespeare Company.
- Tying the Knot; a new workshop musical as part of the 2016 Midsumma Festival

FEBRUARY
- ANZAC Centenary Roadshow is continuing this year, going to schools and community groups throughout Victoria, Australia, teaching students about the ANZAC Centenary. 
- Showdown at Two Bob Billabong for the National Theatre for Children; a short educational show touring regional NSW about how to save money. 

MARCH/APRIL
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Vic Theatre Company sees James play one of the contestants Chip Tolentino in this hilarious musical about a Spelling Bee. Playing at the Southbank Theatre, MTC until April 10th. 
- Dogfight for Doorstep Arts is currently in rehearsals before opening at Chapel off Chapel on May 5th.