About Impending Storm Productions
Formerly Thatcher's Boy Theatre
Welcome to Impending Storm Productions, a Melbourne based theatre company that continuously bring new theatre experiences that are challenging, provocative, raw and humanly dark. We aim to create change through starting honest conversations and stirring thoughts and emotions we hide deep down.
Originally created as Thatcher's Boy Theatre, the company was founded by Kieran Gould-Dowen in early 2017. Thatcher's Boy Theatre produced four productions in their first year: two of their show 'Take A Seat', followed by the contemporary piece 'Continue Without Saving?' and finished the year with the comedy 'More Pudding Anyone?'
In 2018, Thatcher's Boy Theatre hit the floor running, starting with two productions of 'Hold Me, I Beg You' in Melbourne and Adelaide, a well received production of 'Fall On Death Ears' at The Butterfly Club, 'Cracked Smiles' at Chapel Off Chapel, and finished the year with electrifying and immersive show 'The Execution Will Not Be Televised' at The MC Showroom in November.
2019 saw the company slow down whilst Kieran took time out after the birth of his daughter, staging one big production of You Look Like Your Father at Chapel Off Chapel in August.
Following a forced hiatus for the pandemic, Impending Storm Productions performed their first show under the new banner in May 2021 with The Execution Will Not Be Televised, selling out to highly entertained audiences.
2022 marks the start of a more specific journey as Kieran aims to bring shows that don't just make audiences think but takes them to a deep, raw human place emotionally that so many shy from.
Impending Storm Productions
Artistic Director, Producer & Writer
Originally from the UK, Kieran performed in various theatre productions back home such as 'The History Boys' and 'Sweet Charity' before heading to drama school for three years in Northampton. Since moving to Australia almost three years ago, Kieran has performed with Northern Theatre Company in 'A Servant Of Two Masters', as well as 'Shakespeare In Therapy' in both Melbourne Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, written and directed by Sharmini Kumar.
Kieran has been writing since February 2012, with his first "proper" play 'All's Fair In Love And War' receiving standing ovations. Years later, on the other side of the world, Thatcher’s Boy Theatre was born in early 2017 and later renamed to Impending Storm Productions in 2019. Across the past four years, he has written and produced nine plays in Melbourne and one in Adelaide with his tenth production, ‘The Execution Will Not Be Televised’, taking to Chapel Off Chapel in May 2021.
Lighting Designer, Photographer & Associate Director
Teresa is a multi-disciplinary artist in the worlds of photography and performing arts. She is a lifestyle and theatre photographer in Melbourne and has shot at many major Melbourne events, also doing production photography for Red Stich Actors Theatre and Thatcher's Boy Theatre for the last couple of years.
A lover of live theatre, Teresa has been treading the boards since an early age, appearing in roles such as Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls and Felicity in The Real Inspector Hound. More recently Teresa has performed in various plays for Brunswick based Northern Theatre Company including David Williamson’s Up For Grabs as the irrepressible art dealer Simone.
Teresa currently works at Arts Centre Melbourne as a Lighting Technician working with Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet and The Production Company to name a few.
Set Design And Construction
Max Bowyer is an English born set and digital designer/maker for Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance and Opera. Based in Melbourne/Naarm, he is completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design and Production) at the Victorian College of the Arts. Max’s set design credits include Baccarat (VCA, 2020) and Legally Blonde (UMMTA 2019), with construction credits for Mad Forest (VCA, 2019), On The Town (VCA 2019), Legally Blonde (UMMTA, 2019), Our House (VCA, 2020).
Joining the team for the 2021 production of The Execution Will Not Be Televised, Max's sensational set design and ideas made it instantly clear they need to keep him around for years to come.