Melissa Eccleston

Rookie Company

Joined Impro Melbourne: 2003 - 2007 / Returned 2014

Performance background:

Mel began her theatre training with Q Theatre Youth, Penrith NSW and is a Graduate Actor ’93 of Adelaide Centre of Arts.  She has done many profit share theatre shows, schools’ touring TIE shows, some student films, t.v. roles and ten years as a talking book narrator. Was a member of On The Fly Improv, Adelaide, in recent years and has performed in the Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe Festivals. Holds a Bachelor Arts/Teaching in Drama and English.

Teaching experience:

Performance arts schools.  Has worked in many high schools in country NSW, Adelaide and Melbourne, teaching Drama.

Theatre credit:

  • Frank & Ernest Melbourne Fringe 2001

Impro credits:

  •  “City of Lights” Improvised Film Noir & Cluedo - On The Fly –  Adelaide

TV credit:

  • Kath & Kim; MDA (ABC)
  • Sea Change
  • H & R Block commercial

Impro motto or quote: Commit, Commit

Impro Mentor: Jenny Lovell

Favourite IM show or role: ‘Roman Soap Opera’ - Junio

Comic inspirations: Magda Zsubanski and Larry David

My little secret: I like to yawn as much as possible before a show, get all that oxygen a ‘pumpin


Audie Award - Best Foreign Narrator) (NYC) (2002) “The Family Frying Pan” by Bryce Courtney.

Nominee for best comedy – Frank & Ernest Melbourne Fringe 2001,Pineapple Productions