Celebrities line up with Australia's Theatresports® legends 31st May,
Enmore Theatre.

Among this cast of the best of the best, are the talented performers, producers and directors of the majority of successful ground breaking improvisational shows in this country.

Watch this space for who is taking up the challenge for 2003!

The 2003 cast includes

Adam Spencer (JJJ, ABC), Gabby Millgate (Full Frontal, Celebrity Big Brother, Muriel's Wedding), Angus Sampson (Greeks On The Roof, Recovery, Triple RRR Melbourne Breakfast Crew), Benita Collings (ABC TV), Rebecca Le Tourneau (Mum's the Word), Libbi Gorr (Radio National, writer/performer), Captain FeatherSword (the Wiggles), David Callan (Going Home, Twentyfourseven), Rebecca DeUnamuno and Andrew O'Keefe (both seen on Big Bite and Current World Champion Improvisers), Liz Ellis (World Champion Netballer, JJJ presenter), Reece Muldoon (Secret Life of Us, Playschool) Amelia Farrugia (Opera Celebrity), David McCormack (Custard), Jason Roberts (Celebrity Chef) and MANY MORE!

Ben Tari (All Saints), Lyn Pierse (author Theatresports Downunder) and Toni Pearen (Funniest Home Videos) are our three celebrity judges. Celebrity performers are joined by some of Sydney's favourite Theatresports® stars.

They include the Australian "Kings" of Impro, Michael Gregory, Ewan Campbell and Marko Mustac all multi award winners of the Cranston Cup and International tournaments; Monique Dykstra (member of the first women's team to win the Cranston Cup), Geoff Sirmai (Kosher Theatresports® champion, The Confident Consumer), members of the winning 2002 Cranston Cup team, Gutter Trash: Nikki Parry, Tom Dunstan and Steve Walsh; as well as Nigel Sutton, John Knowles (Improzac) and more.

David Callan

A Theatresports champion and former intelligence officer with links to international espionage, who was once described by the Director of the FBI Hostage Negotiation Unit as "The man most likely to bring Western Civilization to its knees... and not return its phone calls in the morning". David's varied career as an entertainer has seen him appear at the major comedy festivals in Australia, tour the US and South East Asia, turn Bondi Beach into the best venue at the Sydney Olympics as the host and resident raconteur of the Olympic Beach Volleyball, and appearances on Good News Week for Ten, and Backberner and the Election Chaser for the ABC. In 2000 and 2001, David starred as Noel in the groundbreaking improvised drama Going Home and in 2002 as the beleaguered magazine editor Robert Fraser in Twentyfourseven, both for SBS. David is currently working on his one-man show I Spied: The True Confessions of an ASIO Officer, to be performed in June at the Old Fitzroy Hotel, Woolloomooloo.


Grant Davies

Grant Davies has been working in the entertainment industry for the past ten years. With his background as a dancer, singer, actor and M.C, Grant made a natural progression into the world of comedy in 1997. Bursting on to the Theatresports scene, Grant won the 1997 "rookie of the year" award and in 1998 was invited to Host Theatresports' "Night of Nights" Cranston Cup Grand Final at the Enmore Theatre with a capacity crowd of 1500 people. Grant is in demand throughout Australia and Europe constantly performing and writing comedy for TV, corporate clients and in theatre. Grant is Artistic Director of Explosive Minds!
A corporate improvising comedy trio, and is the creator of a new television
comedy pilot.


Rebecca DeUnamuno

Rebecca began performing with the Sydney University Dramatic Society whilst completing a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Teaching (Drama/English). On radio Rebecca has been the voice-over artist for the Triple J Breakfast Show and for The Triple M Chaser. She has also been a co-host of The Late Night Chaser (Triple M Sydney). Her television credits include audience warm-up for The 10:30 Slot (ABC TV), appearances on The Morning Shift (Channel 7), The Election Chaser (ABC TV), The Glasshouse (ABC TV) and Strongbow Think Fresh Impro (thecomedychannel). Film roles include a role in the feature film Dags and roles in Muffled Love (2001 Tropfest finalist) and Tragic Love (2nd place 2002 Tropfest). Rebecca has many stage credits including as writer/performer for Larfapalooza (Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival), Impro @ the store (Sydney Comedy Store), 3 Radicals (2001 Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Cops on Heat (2002 Melbourne Comedy Festival), Text in the City (Dublin Improv/London Comedy Store Players, 2002 Edinburgh Festival), Crash Boom Bang Theory (2002 Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2002 Edinburgh Festival). Rebecca began playing Theatresports in 1996 and has performed regularly at Belvoir St Theatre and the Enmore Theatre. She is a two-time Cranston Cup Champion and is a Theatresports teacher and corporate performer and trainer. Most recently Rebecca was a member of the winning World Improv Championship team (2001 Just For Laughs Festival, Montreal) and was named Player of the Tournament. Rebecca is currently starring in Channel 7's sketch comedy show Big Bite.


Rebecca Le Tourneau


Tom Dunstan

Tom was raised by wolfs or in a barn, depending on which parent you ask. He was unable to hold down a job till he was 15 due to not being able to "reach stuff"... and that legal thing. Tom started his eclectic career in Queensland. However unable to get any work as an eclectic he turned to improvised comedy. Partly due to the glamour and the women, but mostly due to the fact that he is too lazy to learn lines... or... to read. Due to his penchant for only playing with midgets he quickly became know as one of the Giants of Impro as "That funny guy who looks like Bill Oddie". In 2002 Tom won the Cranston Cup but then sold it to pay off a particularly large computer solitaire debt. Tom can currently be seen at the Wednesday night show Scared Scriptless at the Maquarie Hotel which he directs and performs, in the hope of finding more midgets.


Monique Dykstra

Monique began her improvising career at Belvoir St Theatre, the home of Sydney Theatresports and has been a company member for many years. Monique is a Cranston Cup champion and holds many other Theatresports championship titles. She is a Theatresports teacher, corporate performer and trainer. Monique has been the Timekeeper in the most recent of Enmore Theatre shows including the Celebrity Challenge 2002 and the Cranston Cup Grand Final 2002 and several others before that. She has performed in a host of improvised shows including at the Comedy Store in Syendy. She has worked as assistant director and producer of Theatresports shows and seasons at the Belvoir St and Enmore Theatres.

Monique stduied improvising and Theatresports with Keith Johnstone and Loose Moose Theatre in Canada and has performed with companies in Canada and the United States. She has also studied and performed with Shakespeare and Company in the United States. Monique is currently a director of and performer with Open Stage Productions, producing Theatresports in Schools shows and performances at the Art Gallery of NSW.


Michael Gregory

Michael Gregory is an actor, improviser, writer, teacher and director, and works extensively as a corporate trainer, role-player and performer. His TV work includes The 50-Foot Show, Million Dollar Chance of A Lifetime, Candid Camera, Kideo, The Money Or The Gun, Denton, Just Kidding, The Midday Show, Roy & HG, Home and Away, the award-winning Topic of Cancer and Enough Rope with Andrew Denton. Michael appears as an improviser in the Think Fresh Improv Challenge currently screening on the Comedy Channel. Michael has worked with the TheatreSports Company for fourteen years, including two years as Artistic Director. He is a TheatreSports state champion, and has also won trophies at international improvisation festivals in Australia and overseas. Michael has performed in, and co-written and directed, numerous improvised comedy shows, including Hamlet Improvised, The Unspeakable Mockbeth, Completely Lost In Space, Bonds Have More Fun, Improzac and Impro Bzerko for the Sydney Comedy Festival. He directed the critically acclaimed Glitz Dies for the Newtown Festival and the Celebrity TheatreSports Challenge at The Enmore Theatre. Michael devised and directed This Is Your Laugh - a cross between This Is Your Life and Whose Line Is It Anyway? - at the Belvoir St Theatre. Michael is an accredited TheatreSports trainer, and has taught improvisation & drama for TheatreSports Inc., Impro Australia Inc., NIDA, Open Stage Productions, Sydney Uni, NSW Uni, Macquarie Uni, and at NSW State drama camps. Michael teaches improvisation at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art (AADA).


John Knowles

John Knowles has just returned from the successful premiere season of his solo show 'John Knowles Is Saddle Sore' at the 2003 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, for which he was awarded the prestigious Moosehead Comedy Award. John has performed in, produced and or directed live comedy shows including, OH BROTHER!, Gods Cowboys, IMPROZAC, The Funny Side of Sex & Crime, Theatresports® Comedy Improlympiad, OfficeJerks at Darlinghurst Theatre and Cops On Heat - the improvised TV Police Show parody and hit of the 2002 Melbourne Comedy Festival. His comedy TV performances include, The Footy Show, Today Tonight, The Midday Show, and John The Pool Guy on Channel 10's Bright Ideas. He is currently scouting for a television opportunity to feature his dynamic duo, "The Guys With Camera On Their Heads" an investigative superhero act he created with comedian Steve Walsh. John has been described as a cross between Don Knotts, Don Adams and Don Rickles.


Josh Lawson


Gabby Millgate

Gabby Millgate is known for not being herself. She is known as that girl who said "you're terrible Muriel", that skater boy who said "In the House" on Celebrity Big Brother and that nun who said "I'm not wearing any underpants" at the Logies. Gabby Millgate's TV Comedy Credits include Totally Full Frontal, McFeast Live and Good News Week. She recently had a guest role on McLeods Daughters.

Marko Mustac

Marko Mustac is an improviser, writer, actor and director who has performed and written for the stage and television. Since 1985, he has performed in improvised theatre shows in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and most recently the UK and Germany. He was Artistic Director and Producer of Theatresports Inc. for four years and has either performed in, devised, directed or produced literally scores of improvised stage shows around Australia.


Andrew O'Keefe


Nicola Parry

Nicola trained and tutored at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), was Associate Director at London's premier new-writing theatre- the Bush Theatre London, and is currently the General Manager of Actors Centre Australia. She has appeared in numerous Theatresports® seasons at Belvoir street and Enmore Theatres, including Rumble II, A Regular One Night Stand, Celebrity Theatresports Challenge, Cranston Cup and King of the Hill. Nicola currently appears in the Think Fresh Improv Challenge screening on the
Comedy Channel, and was a member of the team 'Gutter Trash', who won the 2002 Cranston Cup. Nicola also performs improvised comedy regularly with 'Explosive Minds'.

Lisa Ricketts

Bursting onto the Theatresports scene in 1995, Lisa soon became a star of the improvised comedy show 'Improzac'. Lisa made the transition into stand-up comedy in 1997, was a finalist in the prestigious 1997 'Comic of the Year' competition run by the Comedy Hotel, Harold Park, and has performed in venues in Sydney and Newcastle. In 1999, Lisa teamed up with two fellow improvisers to form 'Explosive Minds!' Pty Ltd, an improvised comedy trio who perform exclusively for the corporate market, conducting training sessions in spontaneity and teamwork, and generally entertaining clients such as AMP, Eli Lilly, Johnson & Johnson and Deutsche Bank.


Geoff Sirmai

Half-watchdog, half-wit, Geoff is well known as both performer and consumer commentator. Singing satirist and front-man for www.comicroasts.com, Geoff has roasted, toasted and musically mauled some of the biggest names in corporate and public life. Other stage credits include drama, opera and musical comedy leads in productions from Belvoir to the Seymour Centre, Sydney Opera House, Ensemble and Bondi Pavilion. Geoff also does regular star turns in comedy debates and appears regularly with the Renaissance Players, Australia's oldest and most famous early music group. As producer/promoter, he's also been one of the driving forces behind many recent Theatresports hits including Celebrity Challenge, Suburb of Origin, The Cranston Cup (2001), Corporate Theatresports (2000 & 2001) and the annual Jewish comedy spin-off Kosher Theatresports. With his 'watchdog' hat on, Geoff is the veteran of thousands of TV and radio appearances as reporter, consumer advocate and presenter. He's the author of the best-selling consumer rights 'bible' The Confident Consumer and his long running nationally syndicated "Your Rights" column currently appears in Women's Day.


Adam Spencer


Libbi Gorr

Oooh she's a cheeky lass our Libbi Gorr. Whether Popping up on the telly with The IF awards and What Women Want, hosting the Night Club on Radio National, creating magic with her one woman fractured fairy tale Dirty Sweet Cherry On Top or reinventing as a movie star like own Sandra Bullock after a damn good feed, is there anything Libbi Gorr can't do?

Possibly Theatre Sports. That'll be a cack.


Liz Ellis


Reece Muldoon


Angus Sampson


Caroline Craig

Best known to the Australian public as her character Sergeant Tess Gallagher on the police television drama, Blue Heelers. A NIDA graduate in 1999, Caroline has become the sexy sweetheart cop on the local police drama, filling the gap left by Lisa McCune's departure. Caroline used to sing in an all girl band called 'Vinyl Discharge', has performed in many stage musicals and can be heard on the
'Move Raga Dolls' CD, Wordless Meanings, singing a cabaret version of Schubert's Du Bist die Ruh.


Bianca Dye

Mornings DJ Nova 969, Arena Tv Presenter, Feature writer Daily Telegraph. The sexy-voiced outspoken and uninhibited morning presenter at Nova 969 has her finger in plenty of pies. Six years at the station and winner of the AWARD for being Australia's best music personality, Bianca holds her own in TV's relationship version of parliament question time 'BEAUTY and THE BEAST' as a regular panelist. She's also a feature writer for the Daily telegraph, had a stint presenting the weather on Channel 10 and done lots of commercials and admits that trying her hand at Theatresports has long been an ambition of hers.


Nigel Sutton

Nigel's career as an actor and writer has taken him all over the world working in Corporate Entertainment, Television, Film and Stage. His comedic talents are well known in Sydney from his involvement with Thearesports and his character the 'Reverend' from the long running smash hit comedy IMPROZAC. He has appeared
in "THE PITCH", Comedy Hotel Sydney, FCFTV 1999 Sydney Comedy Festival, WHO KILLED SANTA, Comedy Hotel Sydney, IMPRO@THE STORE, The Comedy Store,
Fox Studios, was co host of Foxtel's SCI FILES on TV1 and appeared in the hit feature film 'THE MAN WHO SUED GOD'. Nigel is a member of the International Museum Theatre Alliance and Performs regularly at Sydney's Power House
Museum entertaining family's as "Hans the Storyteller". This is Nigel's fourth Celebrity Challenge.



Ameila has established a reputation as one of the young stars of Opera Australia. With her great versatility , brilliant coloratura singing and magnetic stage presence, she shines in opera, operetta and musical theatre. She has just returned from the Melbourne season of the Opera Australia's "Orpheus in the Underworld" in which she sang the lead role of Eurydice, where she was described as "warmly sexy" and "simply delicious".

Steve Walsh