The actors of Notre-Dame

Introducing Matilda Ridgway and Glenn Hazeldine

The actors of Notre-Dame

We are absolutely delighted to share the exciting news that Glenn Hazeldine and Matilda Ridgway will grace the stage alongside the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir in our highly anticipated season opener, Notre-Dame

Allow us to introduce you to Glenn Hazeldine, a consummate performer whose brilliance on stage has garnered widespread acclaim. Hazeldine brings a wealth of experience and a magnetic presence that promises to elevate the Notre-Dame experience. Similarly, Matilda Ridgway is a luminary in the world of acting, known for her versatility and compelling performances. Ridgway's artistry transcends boundaries, creating a profound connection with audiences, and we are thrilled to have her contribute her remarkable talents to the unfolding narrative of Notre-Dame

Read more about these two brilliant actors and their experiences onstage below.

Matilda Ridgway

Matilda is an award-winning actor, director, theatre maker and arts educator. She is a proud member of MEAA. Matilda’s theatre credits at Belvoir include The Master & Margarita (2023), Rep Season (2022), Artists at Work (2020), and Jasper Jones (2016). Her other theatre credits include Just Macbeth!HamletHenry
IV, and The Players (Bell Shakespeare); The Norman Conquests TrilogyProofSeminarMy Wonderful DayRain ManBrooklyn BoyRuby Sunrise (Ensemble Theatre); Platonov, and Sweet Nothings (ATYP); The Merchant of VeniceA Doll’s HouseThe CrucibleA Midsummer Nights Dream and Much Ado About Nothing (Sport for Jove) The Bitter Tears of Petra Von KantKayakCock and Sprout (Old Fitzroy Theatre).

Her film credits include the TV series Bump (Stan), Hiding (ABC), and the films June AgainBook WeekDisclosureTomorrowand Tomorrowand TomorrowThe Guests and MemorabiliaThe Guests was nominated for the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film festival. Disclosure was nominated for the ‘Best Indie Film’ at the 2021 AACTA Awards. Matilda won ‘Best Performance in an Australian Short Film’ at the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival for her role in Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. She has been
nominated for three Sydney Theatre Awards and won for her performance of Nora in A Dolls House.

Glenn Hazeldine

Glenn graduated from NIDA in 1994. Theatre work includes, for the Red Line Productions: Amadeus; STC: Blithe Spirit, No Pay? No Way, Cosi (also MTC), The Father, Away, Arcadia, Disgraced, Love & Information, After Dinner, Perplexed, Dead White MalesTwo Weeks With The Queen, Historia, Love For Love, Victory, Julius Caesar, Elling, The Pig Iron People, Don’s Party (also MTC), Tot Mom and Mongrels; for Ensemble: The Jack Manning Trilogy, Sorting Out Rachel, Rapture Blister Burn, Act One, All My Sons, Sanctuary, A ConversationBirthrights, Rhinestone Rex and Miss MonicaHappiness, Managing Carmen, Tuesdays With MorrieA View From The Bridge, Ten Unknowns and The Ruby Sunrise; for Griffin: A Hoax and Porn Cake; for Company B: The Judas Kiss; for the Seymour Centre: Transparency and Museum of Modern Love; for Bell Shakespeare: As You Like It.

Television and film work includes: Colin From Accounts, Anzac GirlsRedfern NowThe Moodys, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, All Saints, BlackJack, Stingers, Water Rats, Backberner, the telemovie Dripping in Chocolate, The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (an experimental project directed by Steven Soderbergh), and the critically acclaimed feature Last Train To Freo. He directed David Williamson’s One Night In Emerald City at the Malthouse (for the Corrilee Foundation), Stories From The 428 at Sidetrack Theatre and was assistant director to Sandra Bates on David Williamson’s Charitable Intent (Ensemble Theatre) and to Wayne Harrison on Defending the Caveman (Ross Mollison Productions)

Glenn has been a proud member of the MEAA for 28 years. He is the Vice President of the NSW branch of Actors Equity and the Vice Chair of the Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW.

Matilda and Glenn join the brilliant creative team for Notre-Dame, our epic Season opener that debuts on the Brandenburg stage on 22 February.

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