The first play I ever directed was by American playwright David Mamet at La Boite Theatre in Brisbane, late 1980s. The play was Sexual Perversity in Chicago. The season was a sellout.

I’m sitting in Father’s Office in Melbourne drinking a vodka, lime and soda waiting for a friend to arrive. She is seeing My Fair Lady at the Regent and is running late. While I wait my mind starts to wander, I sip my vodka, look at the view of the State Libray of Victoria and ponder the fate of the great Australian musical…