Mumpsimus is the plaything of award winning Adelaide artists Cameron Goodall, Quincy Grant and Andy Packer. The trio, along with collaborators, create an alchemy of songbook and storybook. Original stories sung to life by outstanding artists.
Cameron has worked with all of Australia’s major theatre companies.
Productions as a permanent ensemble member at Sydney Theatre Company include Under Milkwood, A History of Everything, The White Guard, The Mysteries, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Money Shots, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Leviathan, Versus Macbeth Other Nominated for several awards, including Helpmanns for Best Actor (Hamlet) and Best Supporting Actor (The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?) received the Adelaide Critics Circle Award for individual excellence, won an ARIA in 2007 for his work with The Audreys, founding member of The Border Project.
Quincy’s classical background, honed at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide is complemented by an abiding affair with world music including Arabic, tango, Indian and klezmer/gypsy.
He has composed for the concert hall, pub bands and film, composed, recorded and performed for live theatre, and is Co-Director of The Firm, Australia’s most prolific presenter of new solo and chamber musical works. Quincy’s music theatre credits include Man Covets Bird, Wolf and The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy for Slingsby; When the Rain Stops Falling and This Uncharted Hour for Brink Productions/State Theatre Company of South Australia; Miss Lily’s Fabulous Pink Feather Boa for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Birthday Party for Flying Penguin Productions. He was composer, performer and sound designer on Drums in the Night for Brink Productions/State Theatre Company of South Australia; co-composer and performer on Night Letters for State Theatre Company of South Australia.
Andy has worked as a performer, writer, conceiver and director of theatre, music theatre and opera productions, creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, producer of large-scale outdoor events and festival director.
In 2007 Andy founded Adelaide based theatre company Slingsby. In the past six years Slingsby has premiered four productions (The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy, Wolf, Man Covets Bird and Ode To Nonsense) and toured to 54 venues in 36 cities and towns across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Canada, UK, Scotland and Spain.
Andy has also directed for Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Vocal Project, Windmill Theatre & Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Restless Dance, State Opera of South Australia. Andy was Creative Director of Come Out Festival 2011 and Creative Producer for Adelaide Fringe Family Events in 2007 & 2008.
Mumpsimus gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts SA.