Bobby Fox: Theatre performer shares his property journey

Theatre performer Bobby Fox dreams of returning home to Ireland.

Bobby Fox will be appearing at Carols By Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Christmas Eve.


Ireland will always be my first home. I was born and raised outside a very small town in the

middle of Co. Longford right in the centre of Ireland. I am the middle child too so there’s quite a theme going on here – perhaps why I felt the need to escape to the other side of the world. I came from such gloriously modest means. Mam and Dad raised five kids on a shoestring budget and I wouldn’t change a bar of it.

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I live in my two-bedroom apartment in Elsternwick. I’ve lived here on and off for over 10 years! I just love it. If im being honest I’ve had my ups and downs here but recently I was playing ‘Don Lockwood’ in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ in Brisbane and although it was an incredible

experience to step into Gene Kelly’s shoes, it was exceptionally stressful.

The day I flew

back from Brisbane I was so physically exhausted, I remember opening the door to my place

and was met with such a profound sense of being at home. It was one of the best sleeps I’ve

had all year.

Inside Fox’s Elsternwick pad.


I would love to have a small cottage-style house right in the middle of Ireland. Completely

modernised but still keeping its heritage with an incredible kitchen and bathroom, and large

open window facing the sprawling hills.

Somewhere close to my family so everyone can

come and go as they please. I’d convert the shed into a studio/gym to keep myself sane and

connected. A place to call mine whenever I’m home.

The stuff dreams are made of.

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