Originally from Sydney, Bj is a writer, director and performer. Artistically he focuses on exploring feminist and LQBTQ+ stories. He is joint artistic director of No Offence Theatre under which he has directed Things That Do Not C(O)UNT and the critically acclaimed Torn Apart (dissolution). He is a regular contributing director for HerStory Feminist Theatre Festival. As a playwright Bj finished his second play Cornflake Girl in 2017 and has recently been commissioned to write another for Barbara Housman’s all female ensemble Dangerous Space. He is also a deviser and performance artist performing recently at Prague, Amsterdam and Edinburgh Fringe festivals with the show The Rules Of Inflation.
Review: Cazeleon’S THE MOVIES IN MY MIND at The Glory
By Bj McNeill Wednesday, November 21 2018, 16:21
A captivating, multidimensiona
Review: SOUNDS AND SORCERY at The Vaults
By Bj McNeill Monday, August 13 2018, 10:19
Sounds and Sorcery is an enticing, enjoyable and visually layered production that is for adult and child alike. Whether it is the family you are taking or your inner child you are bringing out for the evening there is something for all ages (even an open bar). This multimedia immersive has winsome lighting and distinct set design accompanied by the brilliant score recorded by the wonderful Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Nutcracker Suite featuring human-sized plant life in The Vaults presents Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney Fantasia. Credit Hanson Leatherby
Review: GOOD GIRL at Trafalgar Studios
By Bj McNeill Thursday, March 22 2018, 12:02
Naomi Sheldon stars as GG in her writing debut GOOD GIRL, a feminist journey from 1995 to the present day. The show could benefit from more creative direction, yet it remains an ardently acted one-woman piece that beckons the audience to question; why are women forced to fit in, be good or behave? GOOD GIRL begins to explore the isolation that we face from not always being exactly like everyone else.
Review: SMILE UPON US, LORD at The Barbican
By Bj McNeill Thursday, March 8 2018, 07:03
One of Russia’s most esteemed theatre companies Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre brings its anticipated production; SMILE UPON US, LORD to the Barbican. After witnessing over three hours of this epic there is no wonder why this company is held in high esteem. Vakhtangov State Academic have a rich and experienced history; and they bring it all into this production.