Markwell Presents

Cinematic Theatre Company

Markwell Presents is a theatre company based in Brisbane, Australia. Since 2002, we have been the leading voice in Cinematic Theatre for secondary schools.

What Simon Said


At 8am today Simon will stop sleeping and start dreaming as his mind is catapulted into the stress of preparing for an interview for a promotion and the indecision of asking Kate on a date. Simon is a young man who has to cope with his domineering mother as he climbs the corporate ladder and tries to make a life for himself. One girl holds the key to his happiness and future, Simon must find a way to her heart without losing his mother and his mind.

The cinematic screen creates the animated walls of Simon’s home and office that encapsulate the performance space and reveal the character's inner self. Simon battles with his subconcious atler-ego, who is brought to virtual life on screen as every thought he has is revealed, situations he imagines, memories and desires. 

Written & directed by Brad Jennings and Steven Maxwell.

2014 season

In-schools touring season (2014) featured one portable screen.
Performer: Brad Jennings.

2005 season

The Loft Season at QUT Kelvin Grove (2005) featured three walls of large-scale projection.
Performer: David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers).

Copyright Markwell Presents 2016. Background image from 'Spill' (2014).