Event Mad Forest
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 16 May 1991
Opening Date 18 May 1991
Last Date 15 June 1991
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Deals with the overthrow and execution of the Romanian Communist dictator Ceausescu and his wife in 1989-90. Written after Churchill, the director and a group of students from London's Central School of Speech and Drama went to Romania to work with acting students there. The play was first performed in 1990, only three months after their return.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Biographical
Subjects Political
Name Function Notes
Bruce Alexander Actor
Nadia Coreno Actor
Belinda Davey Actor
Paul English Actor
Giordano Gangl Actor
Melita Jurisic Actor
Laura Lattuada Actor
Jane Menelaus Actor
Denis Moore Actor
Alexander Papps Actor
Ramez Tabit Actor
Maria Roberts Assistant Stage Manager
Richard Roberts Designer
Janis Balodis Director
Giordano Gangl Festival Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Caryl Churchill Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Peter Roehlen Production Manager
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Roger Richardson Stage Manager
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record May 1991
Event Identifier 13999