Event Alceste
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Venue Old Carlton Dancehall, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Fringe Festival
First Date 5 September 1992
Opening Date 5 September 1992
Last Date 19 September 1992
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional cooperative
World Premiere Yes
Description In the ancient Greek myth, Alcestis, wife of Admetus, dies and is rescued from Hades by Heracles who is sent by Apollo to save her. Director Lucien Savron has layered the myth and Handel's score of Alceste with the setting of a health spa and Hollywood movie imagery.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Orchestral
Adaptation
Traditional
Subjects Myth
Organisations
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Presenting Company
Gas Theatre, Production Company
Gas Theatre, Presenting Company
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Simon Biazeck Actor
Ben Grant Actor
Melissa Gray Actor
Michael Kantor Actor
Nicole Nabout Actor
Christine Storey Actor
Jonathon Turner Actor
Lucien Savron Adaptor
Rosemary Webber Bassist
Kristina Shugg Bassoonist
Bronwyn Weaver Cellist
George Frideric Handel Composer
Shane Carroll Costume Designer
Francis D Italiano Designer
Lucien Savron Director
Andrew Livingston Lighting Designer
Peter Leech Musical Director
Andrew Bainbridge Musician Harpsichordist
Linda Kent Musician Harpsichordist
Rod MacNeil Oboist
Carolyn Morris Oboist
Euripides Playwright
S.J. Farrell Production Manager
S.J. Farrell Stage Manager
Lucille Chambers Violinist
Elvira Kirkbride Violinist
Michael Loftus-Hills Violinist
Rosemary Walsh Violinist
Elizabeth Corby Violist
Resources
Rehearsal Recording: University of New England, Stage on Screen Collection, 21 September 1992
Review: Kate Herbert, Melbourne Times, 9 September 1992
Works
Alcestis
Text Nationality Australia
Greece
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Bainbridge stood in for Kent on the harpsichord on occasion.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record September 1992
Data Reviewed By Geoffrey Milne (GeoffreyMilne) on 11 February 2012
Event Identifier 16757