Patrick Davies       

Edward Farnsworth reports.

Eddie Farnsworth here. I know this article is about Patrick Davies, but I thought you might like to know a little about me! I’m the character who he is most proud of playing, and I am most famous for my turn in “Great Leaping Legends.”

“Legends”, as it is affectionately known, was a highly entertaining show penned by Michele Conyngham, who you will find elsewhere on this website. “Legends” toured Australia for five years in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Five! I became an overnight star!

 

There have been a number of actors fortunate enough to play me, including Matthew Barneveld, Chris Burgess and of course Patrick, about whom this page is about.  As well as being an actor , Patrick is a teacher and a theatre director.

Acting

It’s a Dad Thing, The Wetlands, The Magic Pudding, Fallout, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (twice), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (twice), Amadeus, Lulu, Twelfth Night (twice),  Babe the Sheep Pig, Shakespeare’s Queens: She-wolves and Serpents, Domitila, Present Laughter, Gasping, Deathtrap, Cosi, Neighbours, King Lear, Hamlet, Don’t Shut the Gate, Who Slew Reg Smedley, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, All Saints, The Escape of the Artful Dodger,  Farscape II, Cody, Police Rsecue, Darwin’s Brave New World, Home and Away, On the Dead Side, El Burro, Great Leaping Legends, Puppet Tears, Two Big Silly Giants, The Missing  Note, Banana skins and Bruises, AA Infinity, Time and Again, 

Directing

Rumpelstiltskin and the Case of the Disappearing Research Grants, Rhapsody on a Wet Day, The Train Station at the End of the Universe, Harvey by Mary Chase (2015),  Puss in Boots and Other Tales by Helen Martin (with Rebecca Jones). Crystal Clear.

Inigo Bigot

Inigo Bigot is Patrick’s Pen name. Don’t ask me why he wants a pen name! He used to have a stage name: Patrick Trumper. Don’t ask me why he wanted a stage name!

I don’t have a stage name. I just use the name I was given. Edward Farnsworth is good enough for me.

There are lots of Patrick Davieses I suppose; and there’s only one Eddie Farnsworth – as far as I am aware.

So, Inigo Bigot’s writing includes:

Whip (short play), Mellow Yellow (one-act play), Junkyard Opera (short screenplay), Mẹ’s War (short screenplay), Farnsworth’s Fabulous Frogs (children’s book), Doorbell Theory, 

Yours always,

Edward Farnsworth, esq.

Editor-at-large