Actor Producer - Trevor Ashley




STAGES with Peter Eyers show

Summary: Trevor Ashley follows in a long line of Australian stage larrikans that include Roy Rene, Barry Humphries and Reg Livermore - talents who created unique performance personas and gave us Mo McCacky, Dame Edna Everage and Betty Blockbuster.  They all celebrated the outrageous and the particular of our culture,  Ashley continues the biting and hysterical piss-take, serving it up to us in flamboyant and finely realised entertainments such as 'Fat Swan', 'Little Orphan Trashley' and 'Bodybag'.  In addition, Ashley has also enjoyed worldwide success with his one-man shows LIZA ON AN E, LIZA'S BACK IS BROKEN and DIAMONDS ARE FOR TREVOR. He's also proved himself on the musical theatre stage with acclaimed performances in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, HAIRSPRAY and LES MISERABLES. Intent on embracing many roles, Ashley also wears the titles of producer, director, writer and musician. STAGES sat down with Trevor shortly after his recent hit for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian 40th Anniversary Mardi Gras - a variety show at the Opera House titled 'Trevor Ashley's Mardi Galah'.