About Us

OUR company aims to be a recognised leader in providing consistently high standard T.I.E. (Theatre In Education) experiences for young people. To promote the learning of languages in an entertaining format, to contribute to children's creative and social development, to inspire and excite their imagination and ensure audiences of the future who will value and understand Musical Theatre.

FABLES & FROLICS specialize in producing bilingual shows in either Italian/English, French/English or German/English with both dialogue and songs performed in the relevant languages.

All of our shows are "fractured" fairytales presented with contemporary twists and popular culture references to engage all of today's audiences. Our experienced, hi-energy performers have an excellent rapport with young audiences and sing original musical numbers in a wide variety of styles.

Students are always eager to sing along and volunteers from the audience are chosen to 'participate' in every show!

Listen to a podcast of a SBS radio interview with founder Melinda Phillips. (In English / German)

Fables & Frolics performed an "all English" version of "Cinderella" as part of the 2005 Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melinda Phillips - Writer / Director

FABLES & FROLICS was created by Melinda, the company's Artistic Director, scriptwriter, composer and manager, in October 1996. Melinda has produced and performed in her shows such as "Pinocchio", and "Little Red Riding Hood" in Italian and "Jack and the Beanstalk" as well as "Rapunzel" in both Italian and German versions. A performer from a young age, she has experience singing, acting and dancing in Musical Theatre productions and providing lead vocals in a 17 piece Big Band. Melinda has also sung in a variety of rock bands in both Australia and the U.K. including touring the live band circuit in Edinburgh and performing at the Edinburgh Festival. She was a guest vocalist with Melbourne gypsy band "Bizerka" and still lends her vocals to most Fables & Frolics show CD recordings.
Currently she is the lead vocalist with electro-world fusion band "Etnik Elektrik".