Angus Thorburn

Angus is a Brisbane-based Actor, Director and Artistic Director of ThunderBear Productions. 2021 marks his third year as a member of QSE, beginning with the Apprenticeship in 2019. He went on to play the gallant Hotspur in the mainstage production of Henry IV Part 1 and various supporting roles in the staged reading of The Tragedy of Socrates. In 2020, he gave voice to Banquo in the Radio Play of Macbeth in the Dark. He is excited to perform and celebrate QSE’s 20th anniversary as a Theatre Company.

Angus started his long-term Acting training with NIDA masterclasses for auditions and film acting skills throughout high school. He was also a part of the La Boite Young Actors Company in 2015. His formal training began in 2016 at TAFE Queensland (in partnership with the University of Canberra). There, he spend three rigorous years practising theatre methods, studying plays and harnessing his physical, vocal and mental skills for the stage. He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Acting & Performance.

After TAFE, Angus began to practise Directing alongside his Acting. In 2019, he successfully produced his directorial debut of Have I None by Edward Bond at the Anywhere Theatre Festival. When COVID- 19 hit in 2020, Angus used isolation to rest and recuperate, while still maintaining a certain level of creative artistry in Brisbane. This year, Angus will return to Directing with his upcoming production of As You Like It for Anywhere Theatre, in partnership with QSE.

His Theatre Acting credits include: Equus (Ad Astra), where he starred as Alan Strang; Tower of Babel (Baran Theatre and Metro Arts); 13 (TAFE); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TAFE); O Solo Mio #6 (TAFE); Leaves of Grass (TAFE), and Grimm Fairy Tales (La Boite Young Actors Company at the Festival of Australian Student Theatre).