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Richard Tulloch

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Richard Tulloch is one of Australia's leading writers of books, plays and television for young audiences.   He has been the principal writer of the phenomenally successful TV series Bananas in Pyjamas, now screened around the world. Other screen writing includes the TV series Magic Mountain and the animated series PETALS, of which he was also the script editor.  He wrote the screenplay for the animated feature film, FernGully II: The Magical Rescue, and was nominated by ASIFA Hollywood for an ANNIE award in the Best Film and Best Script categories. He recently wrote for Beyond’s children series Hoopla Doopla and is currently adapting Randolph Stow’s Midnite for film.   He has written over thirty plays which have been performed by professional companies throughout Australia and around the world. He has been nominated for Australian Writers' Guild awards seven times and has four times won the award for the best play for children - with Hating Alison Ashley, Talking to Grandma While the World Goes By, Body And Soul and in 2006 with Stella and the Moon Man for Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image. His puppet theatre piece Twinkle, Twinkle Little Fish was part of the 2003 Sydney Festival before opening on Broadway, New York.   Richard has adapted Guus Kuijer’s The Book of Everything for the stage, which premiered to rave reviews at Belvoir Street Theatre in 2010, directed by Neil Armfield. The play won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children, was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian Work, nominated for 2010 AWGIE and 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Play as well as nominated for a Green Room Award. The Book of Everything and was later transferred to the New Victory Theatre in New York to rave reviews.   Richard has published over thirty-five children's books in Australia and overseas, many of which have been chosen by the Children's Book Council of Australia for their prestigious Notable Books list.   He has directed plays for young people all over Australia and in the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, France and the Netherlands.

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