The Dust Palace
Since its inception in 2009 The Dust Palace has risen to the forefront of physical and circus theatre in New Zealand.
We’re now the first port of call for aerial entertainment in the events industry and our theatre shows are being regularly booked by arts festivals nationwide.
In 2011 we were commissioned to open Q Theatre’s Loft and we did so with Venus Is… to much critical acclaim.
2012 – 2016 has seen the devising and production of six original new theatre works which have played in Auckland and toured nationally. We took our latest show The Goblin Market as far as Montreal!
This year we look forward to a new collaboration with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra Midnight which will premiere in November 2017 at the Aotea centre.
Tim Beveridge’s career has spanned more than 20 years and has encompassed many roles including actor, singer, producer, conductor and arranger.
Starting in musical theatre, he was one of the youngest performers to play the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera” in Sydney at the early age of 29, then appeared on the world stage by winning a place in the final of the world’s most prestigious music theatre competition, the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre in the UK in both 2000 and 2002 – the only person ever to appear in two consecutive finals. His first recording, “Singer” with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra went gold within four weeks of release.
This marked the beginning of a 10 year collaboration with Russ Garcia (arranger to Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, et al) including a big band recording that culminated in the release of Tim’s second CD, “Come Rain, Come Shine” on the Sony/BMG label. The album, featuring Buddy Childer’s Big Band and conducted by Garcia, was recorded in Hollywood. Its endorsements included Burt Bacharach lyricist Hal David, among others.
Recognised as amongst the foremost of singers of his generation, Simon O’Neill has performed many of the greatest tenor roles at the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, Vienna, Hamburg and Munich Staatsopern and both the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festivals with a number of illustrious conductors including Levine, Muti, Gergiev, Pappano, Barenboim, Rattle, Boulez, De Waart, Davis, Runnicles and Thielemann.
Notable debuts have included the Royal Opera House as Jenik in The Bartered Bride, the Salzburg Festival in Die Zauberflöte, the Metropolitan Opera as the Gran Sacerdote in Idomeneo, Opera Australia as Sergei in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, La Scala as Siegmund in Die Walküre, the title role of Otello with the London Symphony Orchestra with Davis, the Bayreuth Festival in the title roles of Lohengrin with Nelsons and Parsifal with Gatti, Chairman Mao in Nixon in China at San Francisco Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper in the title role of Parsifal with Thielemann.
The Koi Boys
The Koi Boys are Danny Faifai, Kevin Keepa and Ngahere “Nuz” Ngatai. The group are best known for their appearance on The Voice Australia. The first ever trio to perform on the show, their energy, character, enthusiasm and genre-spanning talent made them a hit among fans, on both sides of the Tasman.
Outside of their appearance on The Voice, the all-singing, all-dancing, all-harmonising Koi Boys, have been crooning, dancing and entertaining as a collective at their “Sunday Session” at a Gold Coast venue for almost a decade. Ranging from Motown classics through to current pop hits at Koi Dining and Lounge Bar, the live session has become so popular that shows sell out weeks in advance.