Sally's career began at the age of 12 when she was cast in the title role in the original Australian cast of the musical ANNIE. 40+ years on from that, she's worked in musicals, on T.V, in cabaret, concerts and as a comedian both in Australia and in London. Most recently, Sally was seen in the 6th instalment of her cabaret series with Susan-ann Walker; SUBTLE to packed houses at the MCShowroom in Prahran. For 10 years Sally & Susan-ann have written their outrageous cabarets performed at the The Butterfly Club (the highest grossing show in their history), Red Bennies, Sydney’s Seymour Centre as well as headlining the inaugural Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Sally has been nominated twice for Original Songs in Cabaret with the Victorian Green Room Awards - (see some of her songs here!)
In 2021, in a very small out of lockdown window, Sally was a part of the new work, Mrs PM at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, composed by John Thorn & written & directed by Terence 0'Connell (to be reprised in Jan 2022 - click this link for info)
Before this new work Sally appeared at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as a part of the improv team SPONTANEOUS BROADWAY at Trades Hall.
Her theatre credits in Australia include; BRIGADOON, COMPANY, MOONSHADOW (Original Cast). THE BOY FROM OZ, ONCE WE LIVED HERE (Original Cast & Victorian Green Room nomination for Female in a Supporting Role) & SHANE WARNE - THE MUSICAL (Original Cast).
Sally lived & worked in London from 1991 to 2004 appearing in MY FAIR LADY, LES MISERABLES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HEY MR PRODUCER, A-MY NAME IS ALICE, THE JOHN WAYNE PRINCIPLE & the world premier productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical; THE BEAUTIFUL GAME & JERRY SPRINGER the OPERA at the Royal National Theatre.
During her time in London, Sally made her debut as a stand up comic with her comedy partner Lucinda Cowden & was a finalist in the "So You Think You're Really Funny" awards in 1998 as well as appearing at the Edinburgh Festival with the comedy troupe THE HAIRSTYLES.
Sally can be seen in the Alan Parker movie; EVITA playing Eva's maid.
Sally is also one of Melbourne’s busiest singing teachers & has been on staff at some of the U.K's & Melbourne's most prestigious theatre schools, as well as directing cabaret showcases at The Victorian College of the Arts & Patrick Studio's Australia. Sally has co- written, directed & dramaturged many award winning cabaret shows.
Melbourne Comedy Festival 2022!
Sally will be on stage March 31st, April 1st to 5th.. come along and submit your song titles and see how our team work their magic! With a stella cast of of improvisors: Rik Brown, Scott Brennan, Lousisa Fitzhardinge, Lliam Amor, Amanda Buckley & our newest recruit; Amy Ruffle, who's performed with the UCB lot in L.A (and we're all so look forward to having her as a part of the team) with the amazing Russell Fletcher, driving the bus and John Thorn and Trevour Jones making up the tunes as we sing our improvised songs! Well, it's a crazy night. Use the code BACKINGTOWN for $25 dollar tickets!
Here's the link for info and bookings: