Event Songs from Sideshow Alley
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Venue Southeast Community College, Mount Gambier, SA
Umbrella Event South East Festival of Arts 1980
First Date 4 March 1980
Last Date 6 March 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
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
Historical
Musical
Organisations
Utah Foundation, Grant Body
Literature Board of the Australia Council, Grant Body
The Adelaide Festival of Arts, Presenting Company
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Robyn Archer Book and Lyrics
Martin Sharp Designer
Pam Brighton Director
Louis McManus Musician
Jerry Wesley Musician
Robyn Archer Performer
Robyn Nevin Performer
Robyn Archer Writer
Resources
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
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Information found in a later programme for the show, Songs From Sideshow Alley probably performed in 1981. Other information taken from the 1980 Adelaide Arts Festival Programme and Booking Brochure.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Advertisement PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Brochure Performing Arts Collection of South Australia
Programme Performing Arts Collection of South Australia
Australian Drama Project (UQ) SONGSFRRA
Event Identifier 89281