Event The Miracle Worker
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Venue National Theatre, Launceston, TAS
First Date 28 February 1963
Opening Date 28 February 1963
Last Date 2 March 1963
Dates Estimated No
Status Amateur
World Premiere No
Description This is the tale of an illiterate Irish girl - herself only partially - sighted, who wrought a miracle in the life of a grievously afflicted child. William Gibson's dramatisation of the childhood of Helen Keller presents her at the age of 7 - blind, deaf, mute, a tormented little animal grunting and stumbling in a blank, incomprehensible void. After years of professional care had failed, her parents in Alabama brought in a young woman - Anni Sullivan - slum bred, who undertook to break through the numb barrier surrounding Helen. At this point Gibson's play commences.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Name Function Notes
Suzanne Boothby Actor
Wayne F. Browne Actor
Penelope Coogan Actor
John Cullen Actor
Althea Gould Actor
Adrienne Hibbs Actor
John Hoare Actor
Sandra Kerrison Actor
Janice Langworthy Actor
Anne Maloney Actor
Gerard Maloney Actor
Anne McCrimmon Actor
Julie Millhouse Actor
Mary-Anne Schiwy Actor
Kerry Sinclair Actor
Johanna van Nieuwkuyk Actor
Walter Van Nieuwkuyk, junior Actor
Jill Waddingham Actor
Christopher Wilkes Actor
Laurie Cassidy Assistant Stage Manager
David Hancock Front of House
John Simmons OAM Lighting Operator
William Gibson Playwright
Shirley Patterson Producer
Bob Donoghue Sound Operator/Engineer
Kathleen Beattie Stage Manager
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Full contributor list not added.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme CHS 15, 6/3, Launceston Players Society Collection, Queen Victroia Museum and Art Gallery
Event Identifier 100190