Event A Stretch of the Imagination
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 29 September 1990
Opening Date 29 September 1990
Last Date 3 November 1990
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "A one-man show in which the ageing and superficially repellant Monk O'Neill...prepares to meet his death by summoning up the ghosts and ghastlinesses of yesteryear".
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Monodrama
One Person Show
Subjects Ageing
Australian National Identity
Name Function Notes
Max Gillies Actor
Margaret Lloyd Assistant Stage Manager
Denis Moore Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Jack Hibberd Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Greg Carroll Set Designer
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Greg Diamantis Stage Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Peter Cummins premiered the role of Monk O'Neill in 1972. Max Gillies first played the role at the Pram Factory in 1976 and returns to the Melbourne Theatre Company 15 years on.
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record September 1990
Event Identifier 12569