This is the exuberant and moving story of how, as the eighth child in a family of twelve living in a Mt Gravatt housing commission estate, David Page became Australia’s answer to Michael Jackson. Little Davy Page was an all-singing, all-dancing sensation; at a tender age he appeared on Countdown and The Paul Hogan Show and his singles twice made it to the Top Ten until his voice broke. Then in his teenage years there were questions of his sexuality until finally he became a composer for such groups as the Bangarra Dance Theatre. This self-portrait is a glorious mixture of story-telling, music, Countdown days, home movies and drag. Outrageous, cheeky and a wellspring of beautiful energy, David has collaborated with Louis Nowra in writing his story, and he’s directed by his little brother, Stephen.


David Page


By Louis Nowra & David Page from an original concept by David Page
Directed by Stephen Page
Set Designer Robert Cousins
Costume Designer Jodie Fried
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Lighting Realiser Matt Cox
Sound Designer Steve Francis
Stage Manager David Koumans
Assistant Stage Manager Nell Ranney
Technical Manager Christopher Page