About FAM

THE MUDDLING MAGICIAN: Pauline Thompson, Jenny Packham, Tracy Carey, Fiona Yagmoor & Kellie Gray

Frustrated Artistic Mothers  FAM Events & Productions is based in Bright in the beautiful Alpine Shire of North East Victoria  Australia.

Jenny Packham a frustrated thespian from school days, found her life turned upside down in 2011 when she was widowed suddenly.

“After losing Roger I couldn’t bare the thought of returning to 9-5 work again. I took up cleaning holiday homes with a friend where I didn’t have to face the world if I wasn’t up to it. But I couldn’t see myself scrubbing for the rest of my days and found the only thing that inspired me again was performance.   I decided to use all my life and work skills (Dip Events, former local government Community Development Officer, Bushfire Recovery, Bright Alpine Actors Inc.) and have a go at a childhood dream – work in performing arts and events. CRAZY! But life is too short and thanks to my wonderful friends and collaborators at FAM we have  created something special”.

FAM provides opportunities  for local country artists to collaborate creatively while building community connectedness and supporting each other through life’s challenges. Jenny and fellow artists believe being are part of FAM is important for their ongoing mental health.

“It’s important artists in communities  have a variety of ways to connect, we become stronger and more resilient for these shared experiences. I have a ball with FAM. I have a fantastic team of collaborators who bring something special; writing, design, stage management, hilarious ideas and dedicated creatives.  I am very fortunate to be surrounded by  these  women and men who share my crazy passion. ”

At FAM I draw on a a network of skilled local & metropolitan creative professionals and bring something unique and original to each event.

ON THE HOME FRONT: Pieta Swann, Jenny Packham & Pauline Thompson


Side Show Alley Poster

SIDESHOW ALLEY: Jenny Packham aka “Mario Royale”

Come to FAM & we can come to you!

FAM  plans to tour selected shows and performances in North East Vic, Border region, Gippsland and beyond.

FAM has partnered with Alpine Spirit High Country Coaches to bring audiences to  Bright & Harrietville shows.

It is so easy to relax enjoy a drink and travel from Albury/Wodonga, Yackhandandah, Myrtleford & Wangaratta.

If you would like to know more about our shows and services, please complete the form on our Contact Us page. Join the conversation on Facebook or call direct on 0418 564 768.