Event Nothing Sacred
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 16 August 1990
Opening Date 18 August 1990
Last Date 8 September 1990
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Based on Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons". It is 1859, and under the leadership of progressive Czar Alexander II, Russia is rushing pell-mell from the 11th century to the 19th. Arkady, a fresh college graduate, proceeds with his friend Bazarov, a charismatic nihilist, to the estate of his father, a down-at-the-heels gentleman farmer. It appears as though dad and the housekeeper have just had a child, and dad is deeply in love - although their difference in class makes marriage impossible to contemplate.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Adaptation
Subjects Class Issues
Family
Politics
Russia
Social Issues
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
John Dicks Actor
Paul English Actor
Reg Evans Actor
Edward Hepple Actor
John Howard Actor
Jacek Koman Actor
Helen Morse Actor
Malcolm Robertson Actor
Leigh Russell Actor
Ross Williams Actor
Doris Younane Actor
Gregory Osborne Assistant Stage Manager
Richard Roberts Designer
Roger Hodgman Director
Peter Matheson Dramaturg
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
George F. Walker Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Trevlyn Gilmour Stage Manager
Ivan Turgenev Writer
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Canada
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record August 1990
Programme
Data Reviewed By Geoffrey Milne (GeoffreyMilne) on 11 February 2012
Event Identifier 12309