Event Flash Jim
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Venue Nimrod Upstairs, Surry Hills, NSW
First Date 13 October 1982
Opening Date 13 October 1982
Last Date 21 November 1982
Dates Estimated Yes
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Revival and re-working of Nimrod's 1972 production of Flash Jim Vaux. A ballad opera about a convict who was transported three times to New South Wales. A boisterous and touching portrait of a Regency dandy turned lag. The play is in the form of a ballad opera, tracing (rather loosely), the life of James Hardy Vaux during the period 1807 to the 1840s. James was a quick-witted, notorious pick pocket and swindler who led a remakable full life while travelling back and forth across the globe (all expenses paid). His life crossed paths with many rich and varied characters, some of whom influenced his life,
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Musical
Subjects Australian National Identity
Name Function Notes
Robert Alexander Actor
Valerie Bader Actor
Maggie Blinco Actor
John Hannan Actor
Russell Newman Actor
Phillip Scott Actor
Nancye Hayes Choreographer
Terence Clarke Composer
Charles Colman Composer
Melody Cooper Designer
Anna Volska Director
John Comeadow Lighting Designer
Phillip Scott Musical Director
Ron Blair Playwright
Prue McBeath Stage Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Flash Jim Vaux with a shortened title.
Data Source
Source Description
Australian Drama Project (UQ) FLASHJIRB
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Event Identifier 11883