Event Collits' Inn
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Venue Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW
First Date 22 June 1934
Opening Date 22 June 1934
Last Date 23 August 1934
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Australia's first musical romance.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Musical
Subjects Historical
Efftee Attractions, Production Company
Name Function Notes
Phyllis Baker Actor
Frank Bradley Actor
Robert Chisholm Actor
Campbell Copelin Actor
Marshall Crosby Actor
Edward O. Davis Actor
John Dobbie Actor
Claude Fleming Actor
Ashton Jarry Actor
D'Arcy Kelway Actor
Garth Meade Actor
Gladys Moncrieff Actor
Phillip Peake Actor
Ron Riley Actor
Russell Scott Actor
Norman Shepherd Actor
Jock Thompson Actor
Byrl Walkley Actor
George Stevenson Wallace Actor
Margaret Berry Assistant Choreographer
Leslie King Assistant Stage Manager
Jennie Brennan Choreographer
Harry Jacobs Composer
Varney Monk Composer
Thomas Stuart Gurr Librettist
Thomas Stuart Gurr Lyricist
Jock McLeod Lyricist
Varney Monk Lyricist
George Stevenson Wallace Lyricist
Charles Zwar Lyricist
Fred Quintrell Musical Director
Claude Fleming Producer
Rupert Brown Scenic Artist
George Kenyon Scenic Artist
W R Coleman Set Designer
Roy Steyne Stage Manager
Article: Briefly - Collits' Inn Ball, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 June 1934, 7
Article: Music and Drama. New Play In Melbourne., Sydney Morning Herald, 4 April 1934
Article: Peter Fitzpatrick, Whose turn to shout? The crisis in Australian musical theatre today., Australasian Drama Studies, 38, April 2001, 16-28
Article: Queen Rosie's Requiem. Chant Inspired Corroboree In Collits' Inn., Women's Supplement, 21 June 1934, 9
Article: The Christian Science Monitor, 29 September 1934
Article: These Weird and Wonderful Headdresses.., The Australian Women's Weekly, 11 August 1934
Article: Thomas Stuart Gurr, The Wireless Weekly, 16 June 1934, 11
Musical Score: Varney Monk, 'Australia', song from the Australian musical play 'Collits' Inn', Chappell, Sydney, University of Queensland Social Sciences/Humanities Library, 1946, 3 pp.
Review: Smith's Weekly, 30 June 1934, 26
Review: Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 1934, 19
Review: The Bulletin, 27 June 1934, 18
Review: The Sun (NSW), 23 June 1934, 8
Review: The Telegraph (Brisbane), 23 June 1934, 10
Collits' Inn
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Australian Drama Project (UQ) COLLITSTG
Programme State Library of New South Wales. Ephemera Collection
Programme SBW Foundation Archives and Performing Arts Collection
Event Identifier 23127