I love to create from a place of play and curiosity. It is a joy to build worlds and bring characters to life. Working across theatre, cabaret and screen I'm interested in how these forms can influence each other. I've written and produced a range of works and more recently moved into directing, always working with a social conscious and focus on positive audience experience.

                                                            Check out some of my projects below!

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The Power of the Dream
Releasing on Instagram and Facebook July 2021 with development and production funding from Screen Australia, The Power of the Dream is a six-part mockumentary online series that follows two cousin-best friends, Amy and Brooke, who have always wanted to go to the Olympics despite their complete lack of sporting prowess. With the next games approaching, they are determined to achieve Olympic glory no matter how uncoordinated they might be. A celebration of friendship, passion and women in sport, The Power of the Dream is created by Alexandra Keddie and Bobbie-Jean Henning to be directed by Meg Ham, produced by Elise McCann.

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All Hail Me : King Henry VIII

A wild, feminist retelling of the life of King Henry VIII. This one woman show features jousting, pop rock hits and a bottle of Passion Pop.
Written and produced by Bobbie-Jean Henning.

Performed nationally.

'An hilarious hour of bawdy regal humour' – Weekend Notes

'Demands your attention and does not give it back' LipMag
'It’s simply brilliant, intelligent and commanding' – TAGG

Spread Your Wings


Receiving development from ABC’s Fresh Start Fund, Spread Your Wings is an 8 part, half hour comedy tv series about the wild world of community musical theatre. The series sees a group of oddballs, known as Wings Theatre Company, as they attempt to put on their 50th Anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Spread Your Wings explores of chosen family, 6 part harmonies and what it means to belong.

Created and co-written by Bobbie-Jean Henning and Alexandra Keddie. 

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UDDERLY FABULOUS

Nyssa Milligan's hilarious and heartwarming cabaret about what happens when you don't achieve your dreams.Bobbie-Jean has worked as the show's dramaturg and is directing Udderly Fabulous in it's 2021 seasons.

Adelaide Fringe 2021 - Weekly Award Winner
Everything you could ever want in a cabaret -
★★★★★  - Glam Adelaide

Tales of a Time Travelling Songstress

Performed in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane, Tales of a Time Travelling Songstress is a cabaret about love, loss and hope. Music ranging from quirky folk songs to jazz ballads, with hand drawn artwork acting as backdrops.
Written and produced by Bobbie-Jean Henning.

 

A treasure of a show - Blue Curtains
Highly original...utterly charming...bold and exciting -
★★★★★  - Theatre People

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Very Average Girl


A vibrant, campy 8 x 30 minute musical comedy series following a woman from birth to young adulthood, highlighting the gendered moments that have shaped her life.

Original development funded by Screen Australia.

Created by Alexandra Keddie, Bobbie-Jean Henning & Elise McCann. Produced by  Elise McCann & Lisa Campbell
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Edgeware Forum
 

A founding member of Edgeware Forum, a production company of a core collective of six theatre makers.
Bobbie-Jean worked as a producer for majority of the company's productions.

 


Take a look at some of our past projects on our website.

Other Projects


You, Me & Him
Bobbie-Jean has worked as script editor on Andy Johnson's short film, You, Me & Him, the tale of an ill-equipped drag queen and curious young boy taking shelter from a wild thunderstorm. She will be directing the short later this year.

Hitchcock's Birds
A one act play by Laura Johnston centered around the brilliant, leading ladies of Alfred Hitchcock and the true stories of working with the “master of suspense”. The play focuses on five beloved actors; Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Doris Day, Janet Leigh and Tippi Hedren.  “Don’t dare behave like as a man or you’ll be thrown out of the country.” Bobbie-Jean is the play's script editor and director.

Plucked
 
Clare O'Connor's one woman show about shaving her head for charity and discovering being bald not only clips your curls, it also cutthroats your dignity. The show sets out to discover what it takes to f*ck the patriarchy and embrace the bald (and the bush). Bobbie-Jean will be directing Plucked for it's 2021 seasons.