The big news that we've been keeping to ourselves is that John is joining the cast of the Australian production of War Horse, the wonderful play from the National Theatre of Great Britain.
Rehearsals start next week, with the show opening at the end of the year in Melbourne, before touring to Sydney and Brisbane. At this stage, the show is expected to run into August, 2013, although further touring is possible.
John's role as the Song Man will see him narrating the show in songs, linking scenes, leading the cast in chorus and playing the piano accordion. It is the role currently being performed by Bob Fox in the West End production.
While this is an immensely exciting turn of events, it does mean that cloudstreet will be taking a break from active performances during the Australian run of the play.
If you'd like to learn more about the show, visit warhorseonstage.com.
The next step in the journey!
Nicole and John.