Event Norm and Ahmed
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Venue Old Tote Theatre, Kensington, NSW
First Date 9 April 1968
Opening Date 9 April 1968
Last Date 27 April 1968
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description First production of this Australian play.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Australian National Identity
New South Wales Government, Grant Body
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Grant Body
The Old Tote Theatre Company, Production Company
The University of New South Wales Drama Foundation, Grant Body
Name Function Notes
Ron Graham Actor
Edwin Hodgeman Actor
Allan Lees Designer
Jim Sharman Director
Jim Sharman Lighting Designer
Alexander Buzo Playwright
Article: H. G. Kippax, Local plays and the Old Tote, Sydney Morning Herald, 29 May 1968, 14
Book: Jim Sharman, Blood and Tinsel, The Miegunyah Press, Carlton, Victoria, 2008
Review: H. G. Kippax, Endurance and caustic comment, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 April 1968, 18
Review: Keith Thomas, Fire of yesteryear, Nation, 27 April 1968, 17
Norm and Ahmed
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information One of the Old Tote's 1968 season of Australian plays. The programme contains brief biographies and photos of the cast, director and writer. This was their first production of Buzo's Norm and Ahmed.
Data Source
Source Description
Book John McCallum, Belonging, Currency Press, Sydney, 2009
Programme SBW Foundation Archives and Performing Arts Collection
Event Identifier 5549