Event Songs from Sideshow Alley
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Venue Union Hall, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event Adelaide Festival of Arts 1980
First Date 8 March 1980
Opening Date 8 March 1980
Last Date 22 March 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Words and music by Robyn Archer, commissioned by the Adelaide Festival of Arts Inc. with the assistance of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Set in the present time against a backdrop of a seedy sideshow alley, the show includes musical accompaniment of fiddle, accordion, guitar, mandolin and bass.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Circus
Utah Foundation, Grant Body
The Adelaide Festival of Arts, Presenting Company
Literature Board of the Australia Council, Grant Body
Name Function Notes
Robyn Archer Book and Lyrics
Christine Koltai Choreographer
Martin Sharp Designer Billed as designer in the booking brochure
Brian Thomson Designer Billed as designer on the performance programme
Pam Brighton Director
Rory Dempster Lighting Designer
Louis McManus Musician
Jerry Wesley Musician
Robyn Archer Performer
Robyn Nevin Performer
Dennis Law Scenic Artist
Bruce McKendry Stage Manager
Greg Anderson Teacher Rope tricks and whip cracking
Ross Skiffington Teacher Magic tutor
Robyn Archer Writer
Article: Songs from Sideshow Alley, Theatre Australia, March 1980, 10-11, 62
Performance Recording: University of New England, Stage on Screen Collection, 23 March 1980
Review: Leonard Radic, The past imperfect, The Age, 25 March 1980, 10
Songs from Sideshow Alley
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Performing Arts Collection of South Australia
Programme Advertisement PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Programme Performing Arts Collection of South Australia
Australian Drama Project (UQ) SONGSFRRA
Programme University of Adelaide Library Special Collections
Event Identifier 60592