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Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish

Drama, Inspirational Speaker, Storyteller/Performer

Married couple, Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish are award-winning performers who have been working full-time in the arts industry for twenty years.

Fiona and Mike have written and acted in two series of the award-winning short-form comedy series; The Drop Off. They have also adapted The Drop Off into an adult fiction novel with Echo Publishing, due for release in 2020. They recently received funding from the ACTF to develop a young adult television series. Fiona also taught drama to teenagers at Stage School Australia for four years.

Fiona and Mike run school sessions for secondary students, as well as script and performance workshops.

Fiona Harris was head scriptwriter on the popular ABC3 kid’s television series, Prank Patrol, wrote the children’s book series, The Super Moopers. She wrote for and co-starred in the sketch comedy shows, Comedy Inc – The Late Shift for channel nine, and the Network Ten sketch comedy series SkitHouse. She worked on Mustangs FC as a drama coach, has written three Trolls books for Dreamworks and six children’s books based on the successful children’s animation series, Miraculous.

Mike McLeish has appeared in numerous mainstream musicals including Keating! The Musical, Eddie Perfect’s Shane Warne the Musical, Georgy Girl: The Seekers Musical and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Mike worked as a story consultant on Mustangs FC and was employed as a song writer, music adviser, story consultant and actor in the ABC’s The Time of Our Lives. He was head scriptwriter for the 2019 Helpmann Awards, broadcast live on the ABC.

Learn more about Fiona and Mike by visiting their website.

Testimonials

Fiona and Mike spoke at our College’s Art’s House Day. They were fantastic. They entertained the students with the stories of working in the entertainment business. They inspired everyone to take chances, work hard and to follow their dreams. It was very refreshing to hear two people who live and breathe the arts and are so generous with their time too. I highly recommend both Fiona and Mike if you are looking for fun and engaging presenters who understand how to keep a hall full of teenagers engaged for an hour !

—K. Anastasi, Mount St Joseph's Girls College, June 2019

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