How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found: Gidgegannup actor brings humour to tale


Glenn Wallis and Carlin Monteiro (front) with Bryce Fenwick, Daniel Elsegood, Matthew Parkin, Chris Colley and Makayla Deacon are appearing in How to Disappear Completely And Never Be Found.
Glenn Wallis and Carlin Monteiro (front) with Bryce Fenwick, Daniel Elsegood, Matthew Parkin, Chris Colley and Makayla Deacon are appearing in How to Disappear Completely And Never Be Found.

WHAT drives a person to vanish from one life to start another and can you ever truly change your identity?

These are questions explored by The Actors’ Hub’s latest offering, How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, at the Subiaco Arts Centre.

Written by Finn Kennedy and directed by Amanda Crewes, it’s a fun romp through identity crisis as Charlie finds life so overwhelming he completely changes who he is and starts a new life.

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The play is based on the 1985 book of the same name, which delivered a how-to guide on starting a new identity.

“Finn Kennedy is a beautiful storyteller and this play allows the actors to really challenge themselves with char- acter choices,” Crewes said.

“My desire is to present this manic world to explore something we’ve all contemplated in our lives – the nagging desire to run away when things get tough – and just what might happen if we do.”

Crewes, a past resident of Gidgegannup, said she wanted to honour the humour in life to tell Charlie’s story.

After graduating from the WA Academy of Performing Arts in 1998, Crewes went on to work professionally.

With more than 20 years of experience teaching and directing, she set up The Actors’ Hub in 2012 to provide a serious focus for those wanting to learn more about the acting profession.

How to Disappear Completely And Never Be Found plays at 7.30pm tonight and tomorrow, October 21 and 22.