Organisation Pocket Playhouse
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Other Names
Pocket Studio Theatre
Pocket Childrens Theare
Pocket Playwright's Studio
Address Sydenham
NSW Australia
First Date 1 February 1957
Last Date 17 November 1973
Functions Presenting Company, Production Company
Notes Amateur dramatic group formed by Norman McVicker in 1947 as St Peters Community Players. Renamed Pocket Playhouse 1957. Closed 1973.
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Events

Australian Children's Theatre

  • Thea Rowe, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 November 1970

Marrickville Municiple Council

The Arts Council of Australia (New South Wales Division)

The Marrickville Cultural Society

Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW

New South Wales, NSW

Saint Brigid's Church, Marrickville, NSW

Norman McVicker - Producer, Set Designer, Director, Playwright, Adaptor, Lighting Designer, Designer

Brendan Dunne - Actor, Set Designer, Producer, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer

Elizabeth Hodge - Costume Designer

Kevin Peatfield - Stage Manager, Actor, Lighting Designer, Singer

James Langdon - Actor, Stage Manager, Sound Designer, Lighting Designer, Set Designer

Valerie Roye - Actor, Costume Designer

Marie Byron - Actor

Roberta Frankland - Actor

John Fleming - Actor, Producer, Assistant Producer

Timothy Bennett - Stage Manager, Actor, Lighting Designer

Robert Findlay - Producer, Director, Actor

John Gillies - Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Sound Designer, Actor, Director

Noella Masson - Actor

Mena Megarrity - Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor

Eric Thorne - Actor, Musical Arranger

Peter Potok - Actor

Roger Barratt - Lighting Designer, Sound Designer

Ronald Farrow - Actor

Dorothy Fletcher - Actor

Jan Ikin - Actor, Lyricist

Melva Kitchen - Actor, Costume Designer

Hugh Richardson - Actor

Elsie Thorne - Choreographer

Dorothy Duncombe - Costume Designer, Actor, Sound Designer, Producer

Oliver Hume - Actor

George McLaren - Actor

Max Sims - Actor, Lighting Designer

John Williams - Actor, Stage Manager, Set Designer

Edward Baker - Actor, Lighting Designer

Ben Boyd - Producer, Lighting Designer, Actor

Noeline Brown - Actor

Carrolle Coy - Actor

Kenneth Hocking - Sound Designer, Lighting Designer, Actor

Hugh Johnston - Actor, Lighting Designer

Colin Kenny - Actor, Producer, Adaptor

Edward Lansdowne - Actor

Sandra Lawler - Actor

Neville Mace - Sound Designer, Stage Manager, Actor

Terence O'Connell - Actor, Sound Designer

Kevin Scott - Actor, Stage Manager, Singer

Laurence Stroud - Lighting Designer, Actor

Elsie Westrup - Actor

Owen Campbell - Actor

John Cooper - Actor

Warwick Davidson - Actor, Stage Manager, Sound Designer

Ralph de Voil - Lighting Designer

  • Dream World, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 July 1971
  • Heloise, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 March 1971
  • Thea Rowe, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 November 1970
  • The Limelighters, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 11 June 1970
  • Spoon River, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 November 1969

Stephen Firkin - Lighting Designer

Joseph Gorringe - Lighting Designer, Actor

Alan Guignon - Actor

Richard Lawlor - Actor

Bruce McKenzie - Lighting Designer

Tom Pett - Actor, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer

Seamus Rothsey - Producer, Actor

Jean Slater - Actor

Dimity Berriman - Actor

John Berry - Lighting Designer, Actor, Stage Manager, Sound Designer

Peter Carroll - Actor

Roger Foley - Lighting Designer, Actor

Nance Foxley - Actor

Beverley Harte - Actor

Robin Mouat - Actor, Sound Designer, Stage Manager

Neville Wykes - Actor

Jean Anouilh - Playwright

Gary Baxter - Actor

Ellen Bland - Costume Designer, Actor

Paul Bland - Producer, Actor

Joseph Cassar - Actor, Set Designer

Carrolle Cowdery - Actor

James Cowdery - Actor

John Craig - Producer, Actor

Lyn de Voil - Actor, Singer, Musician

Noel Hoffman - Stage Manager, Actor

Jay Loveless - Actor

Maxine Miller - Actor

Faye North - Actor, Sound Designer

Keith Potten - Producer, Director

Terence Rattigan - Playwright

Stephen Riley - Accompanist, Musician, Musical Arranger

Merridene Simpson - Actor

Peter Tonks - Sound Designer, Actor

Geoffrey Tuckwell - Actor, Sound Designer

Edward Warneke - Actor, Lighting Designer

Philip Weston - Actor

Melvyn White - Sound Designer, Actor

Ben Worral - Sound Designer, Lighting Designer

Barry Zietsch - Actor, Producer

Charles Aidman - Lyricist, Adaptor

Hans Christian Andersen - Writer

John Anderson - Actor, Sound Designer

  • The Lark, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 September 1972
  • Dream World, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 July 1971

David Brown - Actor

Ian Burling - Actor, Sound Designer

Petah Burns - Actor

Maree Cole - Actor

Charles Conway - Actor

Janice Cook - Actor

Warwick Cooper - Actor

Graham Corry - Actor

Helen de Paul - Choreographer

Jean Duruz - Actor

Robert Earwood - Actor, Stage Manager

Beryl Foster - Set Designer

Robert Frame - Actor

Christopher Fry - Translator, Playwright

Margaret Green - Actor

Valda Hammick - Actor

Robyn Hannon - Actor

Naomi Caryl Hirshhorn - Composer

Garrick Jones - Actor, Composer, Musical Arranger

Margaret Jones - Actor

Kevin Kegg - Actor, Lighting Designer

Rick Laws - Actor

Heidi Lee - Actor

George Lind - Actor

Edgar Lee Masters - Wardrobe Master / Mistress, Writer

Ray Mathew - Playwright

Kathleen McCormack - Singer, Actor

Madge Miller - Adaptor

Gail Prince - Actor, Stage Manager

Cindy Russell - Actor

Frederick Sarina - Actor

Graham Sawyer - Actor

George Bernard Shaw - Playwright

  • Major Barbara, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 11 January 1962
  • Candida, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 26 October 1957

Donald Smith - Actor

Edna Spilsbury - Producer

Yvonne Steenson - Actor

Dowie Taylor - Musical Arranger

James Thurber - Playwright

Ron Tunstall - Actor

John van Druten - Playwright

Elizabeth Wells - Actor

Oscar Wilde - Playwright

Thornton Wilder - Playwright

  • Our Town, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 May 1967
  • Our Town, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 19 September 1961

Roslyn Wilson - Actor, Singer

Ryunsuke Akutagawa - Writer

  • Rashomon, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 August 1967

Louisa May Alcott - Author

Maralyne Allen - Actor

John Arden - Playwright

Valerie Askew - Actor

Patti Assange - Actor

  • Bonaventure, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 31 August 1957

Enid Bagnold - Playwright

John Barton - Devisor

Frank L. Baum - Writer

Clare Baxter - Playwright

Samuel Nathaniel Behrman - Adaptor

Jill Bender - Actor

Douglas Benge - Actor

David Bermingham - Actor

Rudolf Besier - Playwright

Janice Blacklock - Actor

Alan Blackman - Actor

Michael Borenstein - Actor

  • Our Town, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 May 1967

Maureen Bowditch - Musical Arranger

Terry Brady - Actor

Christopher Bran - Actor

Rhonda Bressingham - Actor

Paul Brincat - Sound Designer

  • Banjo, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 4 December 1972

Vincent Brincat - Actor

  • The Lark, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 September 1972

Patricia Brookes - Actor

Patrick Brookes - Actor

Robert Browning - Poet

Patricia Brownlee - Actor

Dennis Bruce - Actor

Miron Bubnij - Actor

Ashleigh Bulmer - Actor

Geoffrey Bussman - Actor

Joan Byrne - Actor

Raymond Campton - Actor

Fred Carmichael - Playwright

  • Dream World, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 July 1971

Mark Casey - Actor

Brenda Cave - Actor

  • Our Town, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 May 1967

Charles Chilton - Musical Arranger

Jerome Chodorov - Playwright

Peter Clapham - Adaptor

Terence Clarke - Actor

Robert Clayton - Actor

Lyn Cobern - Actor

Carlo Collodi - Author

  • Pinocchio, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 4 May 1968

Kevin Cornish - Actor

  • Our Town, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 May 1967

Michael Corrie - Actor

  • Bonaventure, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 31 August 1957

Joseph Corringe - Actor

  • Banjo, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 4 December 1972

Noel Coward - Playwright

Patrick Crowe - Actor

Anthony Demovic - Actor

David Dickinson - Actor

Marion Downer - Actor

Ludo Dransfield - Actor

Marien Dreyer - Playwright

Barbara Eather - Actor

  • Bonaventure, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 31 August 1957

T. S. Eliot - Playwright

Dennis Farrar - Actor

Joseph Fields - Playwright

Paul Finch - Actor

Judy Finlason - Actor

James Flecker - Actor

Terry Fogarty - Actor

  • Fresh Fields, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 24 February 1972

James Forsyth - Playwright

  • Heloise, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 March 1971

William Francis - Adaptor

Stephen Gard - Musician

Michael Gazzo - Playwright

Linda Gibson - Actor

  • The Lark, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 September 1972

Rosemary Gill - Costume Designer, Accompanist

  • Thea Rowe, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 November 1970

Jean Giraudoux - Playwright

Bobbie Gledhill - Actor

Will Glickman - Playwright

Augustus Goetz - Adaptor, Playwright

Ruth Goetz - Adaptor, Playwright

William Golding - Playwright

Donald Gordon - Actor

Oriel Gray - Playwright

Richard Grierson - Actor

Brothers Grimm - Creator

Cherry Grimm - Sound Designer

John Gully - Actor

Susan Haig - Actor

Terry Hanlon - Actor

  • Our Town, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 May 1967

Peter Hannan - Lighting Designer

  • Bonaventure, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 31 August 1957

Kay Hanslow - Actor

  • Bonaventure, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 31 August 1957

Robin Harcourt - Actor

Aurand Harris - Playwright

Grant Harrison - Actor

Victor Harrison - Sound Designer

Charlotte Hastings - Playwright

  • Bonaventure, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 31 August 1957

Joseph Hayes - Playwright

Yvonne Hayes - Actor

  • Fresh Fields, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 24 February 1972

Stephen Hayne - Actor

  • The Lark, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 September 1972

Margaret Heald - Actor

Lillian Hellman - Playwright

John Hepworth - Playwright

F. Hugh Herbert - Playwright

John Hilder - Actor

Jon Holliday - Playwright

Eugene Ionesco - Playwright

David Ireland - Playwright

Anthony Jackson - Narrator

Kevin James - Actor

Joan Jensen - Actor

Margaret Johnston - Choreographer, Actor

Kerry Joyner - Composer, Accompanist

Esashi Juo - Adaptor

Fay Kanin - Adaptor

  • Rashomon, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 August 1967

Michael Kanin - Adaptor

  • Rashomon, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 August 1967

Pamela Keene - Actor

  • Dream World, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 July 1971

Kathleen Kennedy - Actor

Alicia Kerr - Actor

  • Fresh Fields, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 24 February 1972

Bruce Kerr - Actor

Frederick Knott - Playwright

William Lamonby - Actor

Brinsley Lane - Actor

Elizabeth Larkin - Actor

Carolyn Lawson - Actor

Jacqueline Leake - Actor

Jeffrey Leigh - Actor, Sound Designer

Ira Levin - Playwright

Joy Lewis - Actor

Marie Lloyd - Actor

  • Fresh Fields, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 24 February 1972

Lionel Long - Set Designer

Anne Loudoun - Actor

Colette Lovejoy - Actor

Suzanne Lovejoy - Assistant Stage Manager

Brendon Lunney - Actor

John MacCallum - Lighting Designer, Actor

Niccolo Machiavelli - Playwright

Lionel Mann - Actor

Frank Marcus - Playwright

Helen Mason - Actor

  • Heloise, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 March 1971

Jacki Mason - Actor

Roger Mason - Actor

George Massoni - Translator

Christopher Mayo - Actor

  • Pinocchio, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 4 May 1968

James McCann - Actor

Yvonne McDonald - Actor

Daphne McFarlane - Actor

Ruth McKenney - Author

Susan McKimm - Actor

Brendan McNamara - Actor

Peter McVicker - Actor

Warren Megarrity - Actor

Alma Melki - Actor

Norma Melki - Actor

Margaret Melnik - Actor

Herman Melville - Writer

  • Moby Dick, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 14 February 1959

Glenys Melvin - Actor

Doug Mills - Musician

Robert Mitchell - Sound Designer

Ferenc Molnar - Playwright

Judith Morgan - Actor

  • Our Town, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 May 1967

Edmund Morris - Playwright

Seami Motokiyo - Adaptor

Wendy Moyle - Actor

Robert Murphy - Actor

Thomas Muschamp - Playwright

Enami no Sayemon - Adaptor

Neil Norbury - Lighting Designer, Actor

Ivor Novello - Playwright

  • Fresh Fields, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 24 February 1972

Anne Olsen - Actor

Banjo Paterson - Poet

  • Banjo, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 4 December 1972

John Patrick - Playwright

Rex Peiffer - Actor

Charles Perrault - Writer

James Phillips - Actor

Catherine Philps - Sound Designer

Roy Plomley - Playwright

J. B. Priestley - Playwright

Warren Quince - Actor

Andrey Rachmaninoff - Actor

Judith Rich - Actor

Jan Riddett - Actor

Darrell Riles - Actor

Jo-Anne Robinson - Actor

John Robson - Actor

Laurence Rosenthal - Composer

  • Rashomon, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 August 1967

Thea Rowe - Singer, Actor

  • Thea Rowe, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 November 1970

Max Rowley - Actor

Valerie Roy - Actor

John Rudd - Sound Designer

Hiyoshi Sa-ami Yasukiyo - Adaptor

Henk Schipper - Actor

Dawn Scott - Actor

Peter Shaffer - Playwright

William Shakespeare - Playwright

Marie Shortis - Composer, Musician

  • Banjo, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 4 December 1972

Max Shulman - Playwright

Michael Slattery - Actor

  • The Lark, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 September 1972

Don Smith - Actor

Robert Paul Smith - Playwright

Vern Sneider - Writer

Csaba Somogyi - Actor

Sophocles - Playwright

  • Antigone, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 6 July 1957

Joseph Stein - Playwright

Sylvia Stephens - Actor

  • Heloise, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 March 1971

Leslie Stevens - Playwright

Lesley Storm - Playwright

Wayne Swadling - Sound Designer

Barry Swales - Lighting Designer

Francis Swann - Playwright

Samuel Taylor - Playwright

Joan Temple - Playwright

Adele Thane - Adaptor

Penny Thompson - Accompanist

Loretta Thomson - Actor

Charles Thorne - Actor

David Tonks - Actor

  • Heloise, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 27 March 1971

Robert Tullock - Set Designer

  • Banjo, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 4 December 1972

Sandra van Kampen - Actor

  • Dream World, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 17 July 1971

David Wackett - Actor

Terence Warry - Actor

Don Watson - Translator

Beverley Weynton - Actor

Beverley White - Actor

  • The Lark, Pocket Playhouse, Sydenham, NSW, 7 September 1972

John Whiting - Playwright

Doug Wiggins - Actor

Douglas Wiggins - Actor

Emlyn Williams - Playwright

Kevin Williams - Actor

Tennessee Williams - Playwright

Ted Willis - Playwright

Don Wilson - Playwright

Stephen Wood - Actor

Michael Woods - Actor

Charles Zara - Actor

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