Maxwell is a graduate of the Music Theatre programme at Victorian College of the Arts. In 2017, soon after graduating, Maxwell made his professional Musical theatre debut as ‘The Balladeer / Lee Harvey Oswald’ in Assassins, directed by Dean Bryant at the Hayes Theatre receiving generous critical acclaim. He went on to join the talented cast of Green Day’s American Idiot as ‘Ensemble’ covering and performing ‘Johnny’ & ‘Tunny’ on several occasions throughout the tour.
In 2018 Maxwell reprised his roles in Assassins for the sold-out Sydney Opera House return season. Soon after this Maxwell played ‘Greg Connell’ in The Production Company’s staging of The Boy From Oz, receiving rave reviews for his performance. In 2019, under the direction of Simon Phillips, Maxwell was cast as ABBA’s ‘Bjorn Ulvaeus’, in the National touring production of the hit show Muriels Wedding The Musical.
Other credits include The Wind in The Willows, Dreamsong, The Songs of Pasek & Paul - You Will Be Found, the workshop of Between Worlds and the stage reading of Daddy by Jeremy O’Harris
Maxwell is a Glug Award recipient for Most Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer for Assassins.
Kirby Burgess is a triple threat with a performance history that spans Theatre, Film and Television. Having starred as Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman in the 10 year anniversary Australian tour of Dirty Dancing the Classic Story on Stage (Gordon Frost Organisation) and Rizzo in Grease (Skyline Theatricals Pty Ltd) , Kirby’s theatre credits also include High School Musical (Really Useful Company/ Jacobsen Presents), Hairspray (Dainty/ Roadshow Live), An Officer and a Gentleman (Gordon Frost Organisation), Sweet Charity (Luckiest Productions), Jerry’s Girls (Production Company), Heathers The Musical (Showqueen Productions) and Big Fish the Musical (RPG Productions).
Most recently, Kirby took on the dual physical challenges of playing the high energy cheerleading star Campbell in Bring It On The Musical (David Venn Enterprises) and the high flying Ringmaster in Barnum (StoreyBoard Entertainment). 2020 also saw her taking Australian TV audiences by storm as part of Team Guy on Channel Seven’s The Voice.
Kirby’s other TV and film credits include Channel Nine's Here Come the Habibs, Network Ten’s Wonderland and Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby.