Event The Merchant of Venice
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Venue Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event Three Plays by William Shakespeare, Old Vic 1955 Tour
First Date 10 October 1955
Opening Date 10 October 1955
Last Date 15 October 1955
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Shakespeare. One of three plays performed by the Old Vic Company during their 1955 tour in Australia. (The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, and Measure for Measure).
Description Source Personal Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Black Comedy
Name Function Notes
Robin Bailey Actor
George Benson Actor
Christopher Burgess Actor
Barbara Clegg Actor
Tom Criddle Actor
David Dodimead Actor
Ernest Hare Actor
Robert Helpmann Actor
Katharine Hepburn Actor
Basil Hoskins Actor
Dinsdale Landen Actor
Andrew Leigh Actor
Emrys Leyshon Actor
James Ottaway Actor
Timothy Parkes Actor
Don Pascoe Actor
John Roberts Actor
Leon Ryan Actor
Rosemary Webster Actor
Brian Easdale Composer
Loudon Sainthill Costume Designer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Michael Benthall Producer
Loudon Sainthill Set Designer
Further Information Extras and stage managers not indexed. Collection contains tour programme as well as programmes of individual performances throughout the tour. Some programmes also contain newspaper clippings that cannot be identified, in particular, this programme contains comments and 10 newspaper clippings from the tour.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 19936