Photo Courtesy John Dumble
Sean McDermott – King Arthur
Sean discovered his love of musical theatre back in his teens. He also discovered the Monty Python films at that time and has been a fan ever since. So, when he discovered Coolum were auditioning for Spamalot, he jumped at the chance. Sean first appeared at Coolum as Buttons in “Cinderella” in 2010 followed by Jimmy in “The Young Ones” (musical) a year later. He’s had the good fortune to play leading roles in some of his favourite musicals –“Blood Brothers”, “Return To The Forbidden Planet” and “Mary Poppins”, all at Noosa Arts Theatre, and is delighted to be playing King Arthur, the proud monarch of England.
Femke Palmer – van derKallen – Patsy, King Arthur’s devoted manservant
Femke was born and raised in Eindhoven, Holland. From a young age she performed in many local theatre shows. She continued singing and dancing lessons throughout her childhood, directed children’s plays in her community and studied musical theatre. At 18, Femke left Holland to travel. Years passed and she ended up living here on the Coast with her Australian partner, now husband. She picked up her love of theatre again, performing in Noosa Arts “Side by Side by Sondheim” and as Nancy in “Oliver”, then an ancestor in Coolum’s “The Addams Family” last year.