Event Is Australia Really Necessary?
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Venue Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 18 February 1965
Opening Date 18 February 1965
Last Date 24 April 1965
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Classic Phillip Productions revue: intimate style with local, topical material but with at least one imported star plus many local identities. Co-production with the Tivoli Circuit. May have had (at least partly) a previous existence in England under a different title. The Melbourne programme says there was new material added specially for the Melbourne season, 'as all good intimate revues must change with the times and locale'. The credited writers are Australian names.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Revue
Subjects Australian National Identity
Satire
Organisations
Tivoli Circuit (Australia) Pty Ltd, Production Company
Phillip Productions Pty Limited, Production Company
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Ann Aczel Actor
Mal Carmont Actor
Alton Harvey Actor
Darlene Johnson Actor
Miriam Karlin Actor
Donald MacDonald Actor
Mark McManus Actor
John Rickard Actor
Sue Walker Actor
Barbara Wyndon Actor
Ronnie Hay Choreographer
Betty Pounder Choreographer
Peter Hurst Costume Designer
Charles Hickman Director
William Orr Director
Ronald Frazer Lyricist
John McKellar Lyricist
Dot Mendoza Musical Director
Robert Lloyd Set Designer
Resources
Programme: Is Australia Really Necessary?, National Library of Australia, 18 February 1965
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Advertisement Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Newspaper The Age, 30 January 1965, 10
Programme Melbourne Tivoli season, Feb 1965
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 14898