Biography

Lock&Hock is a Yeppoon-based production company focused on work that pushes the boundaries of theatre and the arts in Central Queensland. Established by Amanda and Travis Hock, their purpose is to create locally funded productions and maintaining a sustainable production company that fosters regional development opportunities.

Versatility and creativity is our strength through either creating original work or reinventing old classics. This is demonstrated by successful full-stage shows and performance workshops. Lock&Hock’s network of local and national performers, writers, directors and stage crew open the doors for a professional finish to any endeavour.

 

Amanda Hock

Amanda is a performer, teacher and choreographer who is well known in the Central Queensland region for her contribution to the arts. Growing up in Yeppoon, she studied dance and drama locally and went on to complete her tertiary studies in both Performing Arts and Secondary Education where she received the Dean’s Creative Arts Award. Amanda is known in the area for performing with local societies, but primarily is recognised for her music theatre roles with Rockhampton Regional Council. Some of her favourites have been Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Dusty Springfield in Dusty, Velma Kelly in Chicago and Elphaba (the green witch) in Wicked. As part of production company, ‘Lock&Hock Productions’, Amanda takes on various roles including writer, director, choreographer, stage management, costume design and performer. She has co-written shows such as RedFoot Cabaret and RedFoot 2.0, and has choreographed for local performances and school musicals such as Annie Get Your Gun and Little Shop of Horrors. She most recently created the costume concept for original production Monsoon by Rod Ainsworth. Amanda also teaches in the classroom for schools, studios and presents workshops to students and teachers.

Travis Hock

Travis is an actor and creative based in Yeppoon, Queensland who has been a part of many productions for various local and state companies over the years. After studying Bachelor of Theatre at James Cook University and taking a residency at Tropic Sun Theatre Company he returned to the Capricorn Coast. Travis has performed for both Rockhampton and Yeppoon production companies including Toy Truck Productions, Yeppoon Choral Society and both Rockhampton and Yeppoon Little Theatre’s. His he most known for starring roles in Rockhampton Regional Council musicals including Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret, King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Juan Peron in Evita and Doctor Dillamond in Wicked. His most recent performance venture was for Brisbane Arts Theatre’s Queensland Tour of Avenue Q where he played the role of Brian for both their metropolitan and Central Queensland seasons. As part of his own production company, ‘Lock&Hock Productions’ he has directed performances for his own original shows; RedFoot Cabaret and RedFoot 2.0, for Rockhampton Regional Council, Yeppoon Choral Society and Keppel Coast Arts. Travis has also won the Livingstone Shire Council’s Australia Day Cultural Award for his contribution to the region’s art scene.