Event No Room for Dreamers
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Venue Ensemble Theatre (1960-), Kirribilli, NSW
First Date 3 June 1980
Opening Date 3 June 1980
Last Date 2 August 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Based on the life of William J Chidley, (1860-1916). In turn-of-the-century Sydney his name rapidly became a household word as he strode the city streets and the Domain dressed in a Grecian-style tunic proclaiming to all who would listen that he had found the answer to all the problems of mankind.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Drama
Subjects Australian National Identity
Name Function Notes
Terry Bader Actor Maloney
Alan Becher Actor Chidley
Peter Corbett Actor O'Kerr
Shaunna O'Grady Actor Prostitute
Peter Rowley Actor Mr Chidley
Mary-Lou Stewart Actor Ada
Sonja Tallis Actor Mrs Chidley
Eva Cropp Assistant Director
Bruce Noble Assistant Producer Production Assistant
Beatrice Zanner Assistant Producer Production Assistant
Richard Haller Designer
Lex Marinos Director
Hayes Gordon Lighting Designer
Mervyn Drake Musical Director
George Hutchinson Playwright
Judy Ferris Producer
Glenda Johnson Stage Manager
Joddi Speight Technical Director
Christie Cooper Technician
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Following this season, Ensemble took this play on an overseas tour performing in England, the Edinburgh and Dublin Festivals, and Amsterdam. (11/08 - 04/10 1980). This tour was assisted by the World Theatre Exchange Programme, the Australian Elizabethan Trust, and the Cladan Cultural Exchange Institute. Cover of programme reads "The Answer", which was the title of Chidley's book.
Data Source
Source Description
Newsletter PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Press Release PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Australian Drama Project (UQ) NOROOMFGH
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
Event Identifier 13617