We are going to Malaysia!

Thanks to CQUniversity, I have been incredibly lucky to be one of three selected students to go Malaysia.

For an inter-cultural exchange between CQUniversity and the Bentley Music Academy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January 2018.

The reason behind this amazing opportunity is the M1K-A-D-O.

M1K-A-D-O is a contemporary interpreted version of Gilbert and Sullivans classic comedy stage production ‘The Mikado’ written over 100 years ago.  Produced and re-created with a creative twist, incorporating fantasy, cosplay and video games.

Previous M1K-A-D-O production rehearsals by CQUniversity students in August 2017 at CQCM Theatre.  Lead vocalists from left – Sophie Power (Pee T-Zing), Lauren Nolly (Yumy Um) and Brook Conklin (Pee B-O).  CQUniversity (2017)

The international star of musical theatre and film, and Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM) Artistic Ambassador Peter Cousens is the director.

Collaborated between CQCM students with Kuala Lumpur Music and Theatre students who will perform in the production at the Bentley Music Academy, in Petaling Jaya, Selango.  As an onstage cast member or playing an instrument in the orchestra.

My involvement will include, creatively documenting the experience and event journey with two other CQUniversity Digital Media students, Lauren Gull and Daniel Schill.

Traveling overseas from CQUniversity, Australia, with 27 Theatre and Music students, Tour Coordinator Nicole Thomson, Judith Brown and Creative Director Peter Cousens.

I personally can not wait for this amazing opportunity.

CQUniversity (2017)

Professional links to related organisations:

Mackay CQUniversity’s – Mikado

Bentley Music Academy – Facebook page

Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music – Facebook page



CQUniversity. (2017).  The M1K-A-D-O Production twists 100 year-old classic,  Retrieved from CQUniversity, https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2017/the-m1k-a-d-0-production-twists-100-year-old-classic

Thomson. N. (2017).  CQCM – CQUniversity and Bentley Music Academy Cultural Exchange January 2018, Creative & Performing arts project 2, Retrieved from CQUniversity’s Moodle, https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?name=PERF12019_2173