Producing World Class Entertainment
Spiritworks is a boutique production company founded in 1998 by independent Australian producer Phil Bathols, whose seminal experience with large-scale entertainment events included working on The New Rocky Horror Picture Show with Paul Dainty and on the blockbuster stage musical Miss Saigon with Cameron Mackintosh in 1995.
Spiritworks regularly presents international artists of the most distinguished calibre at some of Australia and New Zealand’s finest venues. At the Sydney Opera House, Phil has hosted the great tenor Jose Carreras, Indian percussion maestro Zakir Hussain, and sitar legend Ravi Shankar, the godfather of world music, on his 90thbirthday farewell to Australia.
His passion for presenting unique, world class events encompasses an exceptionally diverse roster of household names, from “Star Trek” icon turned recording artist William Shatner to “Man Vs Wild” adventurer Bear Grylls to globally respected spiritualist, thinker and self-help guru, Deepak Chopra.
Spiritworks’ reputation for creative vision in the musical arena includes the ongoing Classic Albums Live series. The critically acclaimed White Album Concert, an audacious adaptation of the mercurial Beatles album, combined a 17-piece orchestra and four of Australia’s highest profile rock personalities to sell out major Australian theatres in 2009.
From such inventive twists on popular culture to astutely conceived and offbeat events geared towards more selective tastes, Spiritworks is a mark of distinction from Australia’s grandest marquees to its innovative entrepreneurial fringe.