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James Tolhurst-Close

James, a versatile artist and educator, is deeply immersed in theatre production and holds a Bachelor of Design from the Whitehouse Institute. Passionate about nurturing young talent, he served as Associate Director and Tutor at Hunter Drama.

As a Director, Choreographer and Performer, James has worked with Packemin Productions, The Very Popular Theatre Company, Hunter Drama, Metropolitan Players and Sydney Youth Musical Theatre. His directing credits include The Little Mermaid, Chicago, Spamalot, The Addams Family, and Broadway JR. productions of Into The Woods, Peter Pan, Aladdin, and Seussical.

His recent performances include Kinky Boots, Funny Girl, RENT, Wicked, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, and The Phantom of the Opera.