Operating out of Murdoch University since 2016, Hand in Hand Theatre Company is a Perth-based venture from husband and wife team Justin & Claire Mosel-Crossley. The pair met while performing in a production of Matt Cameron’s “Ruby Moon” in 2015 and they connected over a shared passion for the theatre. Claire & Justin both have arts backgrounds and are currently studying BAs in Theatre & Drama at Murdoch University in Western Australia.
Hand in Hand’s focus is on creating theatre that excites and inspires. Ambitious about nurturing young artists in Perth, the team currently premiere their shows almost exclusively at the Nexus Theatre and Studio 411 at Murdoch. “We are endeavouring to elevate the level of theatrical excellence at Murdoch and around Perth. We aim to welcome and cultivate new talent, while supporting the development of those already in the community.”
All of HHT’s shows to date have been very well received. After “The Violent Outburst That Drew Me to You,” their first production in 2016, the company went on to receive high praise for their 2017 season: “Four in Fifty: A Mini Musical Marathon,” which was nominated for a FRINGE WORLD Theatre Award, “Decisions and Consequences,” “Heathers: The Musical,” which enjoyed a sold-out run, and “Black Milk.”
Now, with their second successful Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival show coming to an end, two new additions to their creative team, and seven more shows already in the works, 2018 is shaping up to be Hand in Hand’s biggest year yet.