Jan Thorp  is a music educator and researcher with a passion for Sydney, its cultural history and its music. Her passion has developed into a project to bring the culture of Sydney from 100 years ago alive for modern people by re-creating the silent film shows of that era.  She has lived in Sydney all her life and through her many musical contacts she has been able to find superb professional musician friends who could help to bring her dream alive.  These musicians have brought their own special talents and knowledge to the project which has allowed Jan to research more deeply into how this show could be developed. As she says,  “I knew the show was really talking to modern Sydneysiders when people started to come great distances to see the shows”.   












 violins Emma Graham

winds Freddie Hill, Don Smith, Mal Quine, Jason Rais, Adrian Tuero, Samantha Joseph

banjo Danny Falero

 bass Ed Rapo, Ryan Hackland, Murray Bishop, Rod Herbert




 Glenn Amer, David Grisdale, Malcolm Tapscott





Foley Artists

 Ian McPhee, Eleanor McPhee, Daniel Woo






Screen Artists


Louise Brooks

Rudolph Valentino

Mary Pickford

Lon Chaney

Harold Lloyd

Gloria Swanson

Laurel and Hardy

Mabel Normand 

Charlie Chaplin

Harry Langton

Douglas Fairbanks Jr

Buster Keaton