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Damon Lockwood is a professional actor, director and playwright in Western Australia.

Lockwood's play I (honestly) Love You has just finished touring the Edinburgh and NYC Fringe Festivals, and now Lockwood embarks on his next project directing Midsummer (A Play with Songs) for Black Swan State Theatre Company in Western Australia.

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Damon is part of the talented cast performing 'You Once Said Yes' for the Perth International Arts Festival. Hope you can get along to it!

In other news Black Swan State Theatre Company's show 'Midsummer (a play wtih songs)' directed by Damon goes on tour! So if you are in any of these regional areas get along to see it!

Thu 30 January         Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Sat 1 February         Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Tue 4 February         Margaret River Cultural Centre
Thu 6 February         Cummins Theatre, Merredin
Sat 8 February         Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie
Tue 11 February         Moora Performing Arts Centre
Thu 13 February Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton

Trampoline and Midsummer

Trampoline, directed by Damon Lockwood, is a new play by Shane Adamczak, three-time Just For Laughs Award nominee.

What happens when a dreamer meets the girl of his dreams? Matt is in another world, where fiction and reality are all mixed up. He finds it hard to fit in, and everyone tells him so.

As part of his treatment, his therapist suggests he keep a dream journal, which works well… until he meets Kelly. She is beautiful, talented, funny and even has a trampoline. Matt is instantly smitten.

"The acting under the directorship of Damon Lockwood was wonderful. The expressions, characterisation, accents and body language were well-observed and fully exploited, to achieve maximum fun...One of the Blue Room’s funniest shows for a long time. Great team work. Highly recommended." -theatre.asn.au (Australia)

The Blue Room Theatre
8– 26 October
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Midsummer [a play with songs], directed by Damon Lockwood, written by David Greig & Gordon McIntyre is a story of a weekend of debauchery!

Two strangers meet in a bar. She's totally out of his league; he's not her type at all. They absolutely should not sleep together. Ever. Which is why they do.

In the early morning light they part ways, but are reunited in a chance encounter when they are both a bit desperate. From there, they begin a legendary lost weekend - full of hangovers, ruined weddings, a bag of stolen money, Goth kids, Japanese rope bondage and much, much more.

"... an affectionate piss-take of love, adulthood and Edinburgh city. Mostly it’s just bloody funny.” Brisbane Times

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
9 - 24 November
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New York Reviews

Audience response in New York was incredible, strong houses, loud laughter, the occasional standing ovation and many wonderfully warm chats in the foyer afterwards! Our reviews have been great and we will be back, take a look below to find links to the reviews:

Usher Nonsense

Curtain Up

Theater Mania

and this from Hi-Drama:
BARRY LIEBMANN REVIEWS "I (HONESTLY) LOVE YOU"

WRITTEN & DIRECTED by Damon Lockwood

Anybody who thinks that honesty is the most important thing in a relationship should check out "I (Honestly) Love You." Actually, anybody who's ever been on a date, or has a funny bone, should check out this marvelous show. It's premise is delicious: A man and a woman who have a disease that makes them incapable of lying meet and fall in love. We get to watch them on their first date, their first time in bed, and the first time he meets her parents--and its a total hoot. There's even a twist that I won't reveal (because, unlike the characters, I can keep a secret.) The whole show has an air of spontaneity about it , as if it was concocted by an improvisational troupe. That's because there's an occasional breaking down of the fourth wall, audience participation, and fast quips about the characters being in a show. Nonetheless, Paul Goddard and George Gaylor*, as the lovers, play it just straight enough for us to want to see them stay
together. They really do make a charming (if somewhat strange) couple. And they're well supported by Damon Lockwood and Talei Howell-Price playing multiple roles (some in one scene alone.) No lie: I HONESTLY LOVE THIS SHOW.
HAPPY FACE!
*Just in case you're wondering George Gaylor is a woman.


So our tour has ended and our team have now all flown home to their respective cities, we hope to do it all again next year with some extra cities added in - it has been an incredibly rewarding and enriching experience. A big thank you to everyone who believed in us and supported us and a massive thank you to the audiences who came and shared their enthusiasm and regard for the show.

Edinburgh reviews

"Hilarious, fast tracked romp" 4 stars - Three Weeks

"Sharp script, effortless comedy ability" - The Scotsman

"Hilarious and worth seeing. Honestly" - Broadway Baby

"It's a nicely balanced bit of comedy theatre... a jolly and fun production" - British Theatre Guide


In the top ten Aussie shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe. - Australian UK Times

And this from an audience member who took the time to blog: Brilliant gem of a show, great acting, fun script. Beats a lot of the bigger budget shows.

Two Lockwood plays at NYC Fringe

I (honestly) Love You comes straight from the Edinburgh Fringe after two sold out seasons in Perth, WA, while HorseHead arrives from Rome after winning the Roma Fringe Festival and subsequently running for five consecutive seasons.

Both scripts were nominated for Best Play in the Western Australian Guild Equity Awards.

I (honestly) Love You was nominated for two awards in the Equity Guild Awards 2012 and was nominated for four Blue Room awards including Judge’s Choice and Member’s Choice.

‘When actors have so much life that their presence fills such a small, intimate performing space and the audience is in stitches from the very first line, there isn’t a sliver of doubt that you're going to enjoy the show’ - AussieTheatre.com

‘The humour is fast paced, zany and definitely adult, but it was so good to hear an audience laugh practically non-stop for an hour. Comedy at its very best’ - Theatre Australia

Lockwood’s play HorseHead is being performed (in English) by Roman theatre ensemble, Cattive Compagnie.


“…a kooky, thoroughly enjoyable play… the two actors bounce off each other with perfect comic timing… it is a cleverly imagined farce with a serious question at its heart – what price fame?” - The West Australian

“Damon Lockwood’s HorseHead truly is a great piece of theatre… with no prior knowledge of The Godfather’s plot, this reviewer had no problem understanding the content, and thoroughly enjoyed the night…” – X-Press Magazine

Pozible Campaign

We have been incredibly humbled by this journey and want to thank our 106 pozible guardian angels and additional private sponsors for your support. We have surpassed our goal of $12,000 by over $5000! Thank you for believing in us!



March News

Damon has recently finished on The Importance of Being Earnest as Assistant Director for Black Swan State Theatre Company, and continues with the company as Literary Manager. .

Edinburgh and NYC!

Lockwood Productions to tour I (honestly) Love You to the Edinburgh Fringe, Thurs 1 Aug - Tues 13 Aug. Come see us at the C aquila (temple) in Johnston Tce. Then a quick 6 hour flight to New York to appear in the NYC Fringe from the 15-25 Aug. EXCITING!!!

Award nominations for I (honestly) Love You

I (honestly) Love You was nominated for four Blue Room Awards including Judge's Choice and Member's Choice.
It has also been nominated for two Equity Guild Awards (WA) one of which is Best Play.

HorseHead: Best Play at Roma Fringe Festival

The Italian production of HorseHead by Cattive Compagnie has won Best Play at the Inaugural Roma Fringe Festival. The prize is for them to perform a season with the New York Fringe in August 2013!

Check out their promo material:


Italian HorseHead 1

Italian HorseHead 2