mischief managed

I was browsing through the Dear Evan Hansen programme, and as usual paid close attention to Rupert’s bio. What new treasure might I unearth here…? Wait, what! “Koala Singing” in the television credits? What on earth is that…?!

A quick Google turned up no reasonable results, so I asked The Man Himself at the stage door – and Rupert confessed to occasionally including a made-up credit in his bio as a shout-out to one of his friends or family members. He said he hadn’t done it for a while now, but of course once I got back home to Oz I fished out my old theatre programmes.

This is what I found:

  • Memories of Prague” listed under theatre credits in the High Society programme.
  • Singing with Molly” listed under theatre credits in the Philanderer programme.
  • Koala Singing” listed under television credits in the Dear Evan Hansen (West End) programme.

There are a couple of entries in the Company programme for which I don’t have any further details. One is for a legit production (Feeding Time at the Battersea Arts Centre) and the other might be true (Three’s a Crowd at Shepherd Churchill Hall). However, the three productions listed above seem to be fakes, so I decided to leave the two Company listings on my “more research needed” page.

Well played, Rupert!

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