“Come inside a legend and journey back to her Netherlands”

“Come inside a legend and journey back to her Netherlands”

Join Musical Therapist, Jan van de Stool, and her extensive ego, as she reflects on her life in the ‘business of show’. From humble beginnings in Schiermonnikoog (an unpronounceable village in Holland), to being seen by over one million viewers, Jan keeps it real presenting self-help workshops at her local Scout Hall, where she’s helped, literally, tens of people.

Never one to “rest on her wattles”, Jan recently added ‘psychic medium’ to her list of faux credentials. Humbly explaining, that in psychic circles, she’s known as a “medium rare”, things go horribly wrong when she mistakenly channels her own disgruntled (and dead) ex-student, who, once unleashed, is determined to get her money’s worth of the workshop Jan refused to refund.

Jan’s perfect looking life on “Spacebook” and “MyFace” begins to unravel, (along with her grip on the English language), and the real story of her life unfolds.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
Touring Party

Minimal technical requirements- basic lighting, playback and fold back wedges.

Requires a projector and screen.

Backstage area for quick change with blue light and mirror

Neil Gooding Productions was established in 2002. It brings high quality theatrical experiences to Australian and international audiences. We uphold a strong emphasis on the development of new work, focusing particularly on Musical Theatre.

In the USA, NGP has been a producer of Macbeth starring Alan Cumming on Broadway, as well as the Off-Broadway productions of Handle With Care and The 39 Steps, and a financial investor in It's Only A Play. In London's West End, NGP was a producer of hit Australian play Holding The Man. In Australia, NGP produced the critically acclaimed Australian premiere of Dogfight at the Hayes Theatre Co. The company was also one of the co-producers alongside Luckiest Productions in the sell-out season of Sweet Charity at Hayes Theatre Co in February 2014. Sweet Charity went on to receive 3 Helpmann and 3 Sydney Theatre Awards. In May 2014, NGP produced and directed the world premiere of Truth Beauty And A Picture of You at the Hayes Theatre Co. Other productions include The Hatpin, LoveBites, Thank You For Being A Friend, Desperate Houseboys, Breast Wishes, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Love Letters, Sing On Through Tomorrow and The Divine Miss Bette.

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Unique Selling Point

  • Queenie van de Zandt is a well-known cabaret performer and one of Australia’s best-loved musical theatre stars.

  • Jan van de Stool, Queenie alter-ego, was featured on Australia's Got Talent

  • Jan's highly acclaimed theatre show “I GET THE MUSIC IN YOU, an evening with Jan van de Stool” s nominated for best cabaret show in both the Sydney and Melbourne Theatre Awards, and which played to sold out houses in both cities as well as touring regionally.

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Community Engagement

Queenie van de Zandt is one of the most esteemed theatre and cabaret educators in Australia. She can offer workshops as community engagement activities. She has a variety of classes that suit a range of ages including audition techniques, musical theatre, acting and cabaret writing. Queenie has specialised in the last decade in musical workshops for young performers.