Event The Chapel Perilous
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Venue New Fortune Theatre, Crawley, WA
First Date 21 January 1971
Last Date 6 February 1971
Dates Estimated No
Status Amateur
World Premiere Yes
Description Dorothy Hewett's epic play has grown into a classic of the new Australian Theatre and Sally Banner into a national heroine. A major statement of the woman artist's quest for freedom and self realisation in a community uncertain of its standards, the play is full of lyricism, music, satire and self parody. It traces Sally's life from school days, through lovers, attempted suicide, marriage and politics to disillusion and, at the end of her life, the artist's ever-present sense of failure, ironically coupled with worldly success.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Women's Issues
Graduate Dramatic Society GRADS
Name Function Notes
Brian Blain Actor
Margaret Ford Actor
Cliff Holden Actor
Helen Neeme Actor
Colin Nugent Actor
Frank Arndt Composer
Aarne Neeme Director
Dorothy Hewett Playwright
Vic Marsh
The Chapel Perilous
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book John McCallum, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2009
Event Identifier 72855