Event Collits' Inn
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Venue The Savoy Theatre, Sydney, NSW
First Date 5 December 1932
Opening Date 5 December 1932
Last Date 9 December 1932
Dates Estimated No
Status Amateur
World Premiere Yes
Description "The first Australian historical musical play"
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Musical
Name Function Notes
Philippa Alston Actor
Charles Anscombe Actor
Ambrose Bourke Actor
Geoffrey Bowyer Actor
Colin Friend Actor
Robert Gemmell Actor
Richard J Hickson Actor
Eileen Johnston Actor
Heather Kinnaird Actor
Jack Kinson Actor
Zerlina Levy Actor
Rene Maxwell Actor
Robert Maynard Actor
Andrew McGhie Actor
Donald McNiven Actor
Ann Stuart Gurr Actor
Robert Turner Actor
Jack Win Actor
Wendy Woolfrey Actor
Evelyn Parratt Ballet Master/Mistress
Nathalie Rosenwax Chorus Master/Mistress
Varney Monk Composer
Howard Carr Conductor
Nathalie Rosenwax Entrepreneur
Thomas Stuart Gurr Librettist
Varney Monk Lyricist
Howard Carr Orchestrator
E. Elliott Lloyd Producer
Andrew McGhie Stage Manager
Article: Peter Fitzpatrick, Whose turn to shout? The crisis in Australian musical theatre today., Australasian Drama Studies, 38, April 2001, 16-28
Article: The Daily, 23 November 1932, 2
Article: The Daily, 8 September 1932, 2
Libretto: Varney Monk, Thomas Stuart Gurr, Australia, Chappell, Sydney, University of Queensland Social Sciences/Humanities Library, 1946, 3 pp.
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: An Australian Opera. Beautiful Music in Collit's Inn., Sydney Morning Herald, 6 December 1932, 15
Review: The Bulletin, 14 December 1932, 51
Review: The Daily Telegraph, 24 November 1932, 7
Review: The Sunday Sun and Guardian, 11 December 1932, 18
Review: [Collits' Inn], The Sun (NSW), 6 December 1932, 15
Collits' Inn
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection. National L:ibrary of Australia
Book John McCallum, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2009
Event Identifier 25526