Bron Lim was born in Fremantle, WA as the daughter of a ship’s captain. Her interesting and well-heeled childhood was split between Perth, Sydney, London, San Francisco and Singapore. But she put her finger into both UK and Australian pies as performer, director, producer, voice artist and theatre-maker respectively.
Trained at Theatre Nepean in the mid-90’s, Bron’s memorable credits in Australia have careened from consecutive national tours for “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” to “The Taming of the Shrew”, “Look Back in Anger”, “Dead City”, “Measure for Measure” and “Twelfth Night”.
Similarly, Bron made her mark in the UK by starring in the titular role in “Romeo and Juliet” (the first British East Asian Shakespearean co-production) in the year following her arrival. She toured nationally for “Nothing Left to Lose”, “Lear’s Daughters”, “Medea” and “58”.
There, Bron gained superlatives such as ‘a superb performance’; ‘a wild child with bright blue hair and attitude, who fiercely wants a new life and liberty’; ‘an exceptional talent with a beautifully relaxed and flexible voice, she makes every word ring with authenticity’ in renowned critics’ reviews from Time Out Critic Choice London, The Stage UK and Australian Financial Review respectively.
Although her first taste of directing was with “Titus Andronicus” (a contemporary intertextualpiece with East Asian vocal and physical influences), it was while she acted for Yellow Earth Theatre that she was encouraged to flex directorial muscle as part of a bursary emerging director program for Young Vic. The theatre-maker would utilize her experiences to workshop and direct works such as “Yellow Gentlemen”, “Journeys” and “A Girl Named Shining Brightly” for various notable theatre companies.
As for the future, with typical blue-sky thinking, the Sydney-based mother of two is planning a Hills-based theatre company actively focused on diversity. As a commendably self-devising and jet-setting artist who encapsulates the ideals of ICACM with refreshing honesty and a pulse on cultural attitudes, Bron clearly has much more to offer.