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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 Advertisement
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Revue
Subjects Australian National Identity
Phillip Productions Pty Limited, Production Company
Tivoli Circuit (Australia) Pty Ltd, Production Company
Name Function Notes
Ann Aczel 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
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
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Melbourne Tivoli season, Feb 1965
Programme Advertisement SBW Foundation Archives and Performing Arts Collection
Newspaper The Age, 30 January 1965, 10
Event Identifier 14898