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Cast

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Eden Trebilco

Johnny Dollar & Others

Eden Trebilco is an actor, improviser and producer. He is a Flinders University Drama Centre graduate and has been performing and producing professionally for the past fifteen years.

 

While primarily based in South Australia, Eden has toured shows around Australia and internationally, including four seasons in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and two seasons in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

In addition to his work as a practicing performing artist, Eden is also a qualified workshop instructor, having run workshops for the major South Australian universities, corporate institutions, and education centres.

 

He is co-founders of the critically acclaimed theatre troupe Changing Jennifers and also manages the Improv Adelaide collective.

Original Cast

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Tate Simpson

Candy Matson & Others

Tate Simpson is an actor, singer, dancer and designer. Described as one of Adelaide's most exciting and promising performers her turns in RENT and tick, tick...BOOM! had audiences and critics raving.

Tate was honoured to co-headline an Off-Broadway show at 54 Below in 2023, being one of very few South Australians in history to accomplish this career highlight. She is thrilled to be joining the Great Detectives! for its next chapter.

2024 Cast

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Benjamin
Maio Mackay

Detective Mallard & Others

Benjamin Maio Mackay is an award nominated, critically acclaimed director, actor, musician and MC and multi-award winning producer.
 

Career highlights as a performer include a co-headlining performance at the Off-Broadway venue 54 Below, hosting ABC Radio programs and their critically acclaimed turn in the musical RENT

Benjamin has been performing in Great Detectives! since the beginning and is enthused to be returning to the franchise as it enters its next chapter.​

Original Cast

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Jennifer Barry

Various

Jennifer has been performing professionally for over a decade. She has been involved in numerous film and TV projects, Adelaide Fringe shows, and lending her voice to radio adverts and radio plays.

 

As one of the original cast members of Great Detectives, she was nominated for the Broadway World Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress, in 2016.

 

Voicing over 25 characters in total throughout every iteration of the show ranging from an 8-year-old boy to an 86-year-old grandmother. Jen is proud to say she has no favourites… Except of course for that darn Mrs Tiliton, who is currently on holiday in 1940s Hawaii, dreaming of the moment she'll be reunited with Johnny Dollar.

Original Cast

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Amy Sincock

Swing

With a natural instinct for comedic timing and an inability to say no to stage time, Amy can be found all over Adelaide chasing new creative opportunities.

 

Willing to give anything a go and with an unfailing positive attitude, you can find her performing GoGo, burlesque, improv comedy, interactive theatre and whatever else an audience might need in venues all over the city.

 

Her burlesque persona, Brandy Snap, is becoming known for her wicked wit as much as her seductive moves, delighting audiences in local productions with Viola Verve Productions, Inferno and regular appearances at jazz and burlesque bar, Nineteen Ten.

2024 Cast

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Creatives

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Benjamin
Maio Mackay

Writer & Director

Benjamin founded the Great Detectives! franchise almost 10 years ago, an idea spawned through their combined passion of theatre, radio and audio dramas. Benjamin considers this series a career highlight and is thrilled that is has resonated with audiences Australia wide for so long.

 

Other creative career highlights include being the artistic director of Adelaide based production company, Preachrs Productions, directing the musicals RENT, tick...tick...BOOM, and Anne of Green Gables. Benjamin also loved working alongside Matthew Reilly on Ice Station Live and writing and directing an audio drama adaptation of The Phoenix Files series staring BAFTA nominee and Dr Who Paul McGann.

Franchise Creator

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Preachrs Productions

Producer

A multi-award winning leading provider in entertainment for the stage since 2010.

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