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The Advisors


We all need a little advice from time to time. When it’s all too hard; when love’s getting you down; when you wish you knew how to dispose of a body.

But who can you turn to when the chips are down?

Meet The Advisors, for great guidance and first-rate recommendations. You need it, they have it. Advice for parents, advice on sex, advice for robots trying to pass as human.

This new work by The Last Great Hunt weaves together a universe of advice; the good, the bad and the ignorable. Come with The Advisors as they take you on a journey through the cosmos of well meaning suggestions, opening your eyes to all the things you didn’t know you needed to know.


Beautifully crafted, The Advisors moves seamlessly and its wordiness and quick-fire delivery (not to mention complex choreography), must make it an actor’s nightmare to memorise. Wonderfully slick, it has excellent pace and is highly engaging.

Stage Whispers

The Advisors is fast, fun and insightful. Their banter is fast paced, comical and overflowing with ideas. The five performers have a tight rhythm, delivering a syncopated symphony of spoken word brilliance.


This show is a wonderful examination of what is really important and great food for thought about the value of giving or taking advice.

Stage Whispers

It’s high-order technical performance, testing the physical, vocal and emotional powers of the cast and Bezard’s organisational resources. They pull it off with hardly a hitch.

David Zampatti, The West Australian

Very impressive teamwork from actor-writers Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Frieda Lee and Mararo Wangai, under writer-director Gita Bezard.

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The Artists

Gita Bezard

Lead Artist, Writer, Director

Gita Bezard is a playwright, devisor, director and performer. She’s a founding member of The Last Great Hunt and mother to a tiny artist in the making.

For The Last Great Hunt: As a Writer/Director - PERPETUAL WAKE, THE TALK, THE ADVISORS, YOSHIS CASTLE and ALL THAT GLITTERS. As a co-devisor/performer - WHISTLEBLOWER (Perth Festival, 2021), LÉ NØR (Perth Festival, 2019), STAY WITH US, MINNIE AND MONA PLAY DEAD (Fringe World 2013 Martin Sims Award for Best New WA Work; Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brisbane International Festival) and ELEPHENTS.

In 2016 her play GIRL SHUT YOUR MOUTH debuted at Black Swan State Theatre Company and was nominated for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

Playwriting Comissions - THE PAPER ESCAPER (Terrapin Puppet Theatre), THE PERFECT BOY (Black Swan State Theatre Company, LEMON and IN A BONY EMBRACE (Curtin University), REMARKABLE (WAAPA).

Jeffrey Jay Fowler

Writer & Performer

Jeffrey Jay Fowler is a playwright, dramaturg, director and actor. He wrote and acted in award winning shows A History of Drinking and ELEPHENTS. He has performed in and co-created FAG/STAG (winner Scotsman Fringe First 2017), BALI, THE ADVISORS, PERPETUAL WAKE, ALL THAT GLITTERS and LÉ NØR [THE RAIN] with The Last Great Hunt, of which he is a founding artist.

His other plays include MINNIE AND MONA PLAY DEAD, PRICE TAG, THE ONE, Second Hands, Hope is the saddest, and IMPROVEMENT CLUB.

Among the shows he has directed are Girl Shut Your Mouth, Blithe Spirit, The Eisteddfod (winner 2017 PAWA Best Director and Best Mainstage Play), and In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play for Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Jeffrey Jay was Associate Director of Black Swan from 2014 to 2017, and then he was their Director of New Writing for 2018 and 19. His postgraduate studies were in directing at NIDA in 2010. In 2020 Jeffrey Jay was awarded the NT Literary Award for The Hypotheticals which he co-wrote with Sarah Reuben.

Arielle Gray

Writer & Performer

Arielle Gray is a performer, theatre-maker, director, puppeteer, voice-over artist, improviser and founding artist of The Last Great Hunt.

She has a passion for creating and performing in inventive, original and engaging theatre. Roles include – As Adaptor/performer: Cicada (Barking Gecko). As performer: Cloudstreet (Malthouse/Black Swan), Picnic At Hanging Rock (Malthouse/Black Swan): including at the Barbican Centre, London, My Robot (Barking Gecko) and Laika: A Staged Radio Play (Second Chance Theatre).

For The Last Great Hunt - As co-creator and Director: Whistleblower (Winner ‘Outstanding Direction of a Mainstage show’ Performing Arts WA Awards), Stay With Us. As co-creator/performer: Helpmann nominated Lé Nør [The Rain], Helpmann nominated New Owner, The Advisors, All That Glitters, Falling Through Clouds and Helpmann nominated It’s Dark Outside (ArtsHub critics’ choice ‘innovation’ award). As performer: Bite the Hand, Monroe & Associates, Perpetual Wake and Improvement Club.

Chris Isaacs

Writer & Performer

Chris Isaacs is a writer, devisor, performer, and founding core artist of The Last Great Hunt. As a playwright he has had his works performed nationally and internationally.

Credits include Bite The Hand, York (Co-written with Ian Michael for Black Swan State Theatre Company); the multiple award winning The Great Ridolphi (Blaz Award for New Writing Perth FRINGEWORLD); the multiple award-winning FAG/STAG (co-written with Jeffrey Jay Fowler); award winvning Old Love (Audience Development Award – The Blue Room Theatre); and award winning Flood (PAWA best new play), Bali (co-written with Jeffrey Jay Fowler), and The 1s, The 0s, and Everything In Between (RIPTIDE and ATYP).

As a co-devisor/performer Chris' work includes Lé Nør [The Rain] (Perth Festival) Stay With Us ; All That Glitters; Falling Through Clouds; and the award winning It’s Dark Outside (ArtsHub Innovation Award – 2013 and Helpmann-nominated) for The Last Great Hunt.

Outside of The Last Great Hunt, Chris is a resident artist for Black Swan State Theatre Company and a sessional tutor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Mararo Wangai

Writer & Performer

Mararo is a playwright, performer and devisor. His credits as an actor include; HAMLET (Bedlam Theatre, 2008), Afeif Ismael's 3 SEEDS (Blue Room Theatre, 2014) and CIRCLES OF RETURN (Fringe Festival, 2015). As a writer, devisor and performer; MOH (Ankuko Buyo Collective, 2013) and LIGHTS OUT (Blank Space Productions, 2016). Mararo's writing credits include; developing work with the AUSTRALIAN THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (Fresh Ink, 2014) and developing work in PLAYWRITING AUSTRALIA's National Script Workshop (2015 and 2016). Mararo was a participant in BLACK SWAN THEATRE's Emerging Writers’ Program and was awarded the Malcolm Robertson Award for 2016. Mararo is over the moon to be the latest member of BLANK SPACE PRODUCTIONS theatre company.

Freida Lee

Writer & Performer

At WAAPA, Freida performed in Hidden Traces (Museum of Western Australia), The Solo Stage (Subiaco Arts Centre) and directed Where The Giant Fell (TILT, The Blue Room Theatre). Earlier this year she performed a self-devised solo Bad Woman for 600 Seconds (The Blue Room Theatre, Fringe World 2017). She is part of Black Swan’s Emerging Writers Group, 2017.

The Advisors was Frieda’s first full-length production after graduating from WAAPA at the end of 2016.

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