Event Reedy River
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Venue New Theatre, Darlinghurst, NSW
First Date 1 November 1969
Opening Date 1 November 1969
Last Date February 1970
Dates Estimated No
Status Pro-Am
World Premiere No
Description By Dick Diamond, with acknowledgments to Joseph Furphy and George Farwell. A musical play based on traditional Australian folk song and dance. "A musical as warm as a handshake". Reedy River is set in the aftermath of the great miners' strikes of 1890 and 1891.
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Folk
New Theatre (Sydney, N.S.W.), Production Company
Name Function Notes
Edmund Allison Actor
John Christie Actor
Rob Dallas Actor
Suzan Davies Actor
Philip De Carle Actor
Les Foxcroft Actor
Jack Kreger Actor
Brian Loughlin Actor
Robert McDonough Actor
Trina Parker Actor
Kirk Patrick Actor
Spencer Pearson Actor
Marilyn Ramage Actor
Arthur Rudkin Actor
Leon Sherman Actor
Jamie Stevens Actor
Jim Stevens Actor
Roderick Williams Actor
Marie Armstrong Assistant Director
Margaret Walker Choreographer
Norma Disher Costume Designer
Brenda Kreger Costume Designer
Roderick Shaw Designer
John Armstrong Director
Robert McDonough Musical Arranger
Dick Diamond Playwright
Jack Kreger Stage Manager
Article: Australian Variety News, November 1969
Article: The Australian, 25 October 1969
Book: Jonathan Bollen, Adrian Kiernander, Bruce Parr, Men At Play: Masculinities in Australian Theatre since the 1950s, Rodopi, Amsterdam & New York, 2008
Performance Recording: University of New England, Stage on Screen Collection, 6 May 1970
Review: Barbara Hall, The Daily Telegraph, 3 November 1969
Review: Dorothy Darlington, Songs from the Australian soil, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 November 1969, 8
Review: Lorraine Salome, Tribune, 12 November 1969
Review: Rex Cramphorne, Up the Reedy creek, 15 November 1969, 58
Review: Robin Ingram, The Sun (NSW), 3 November 1969
Reedy River
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Chorus, ballet and orchestra not indexed.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Programme Performance Programmes. State Library of NSW
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Australian Drama Project (UQ) Key REEDYRIDD
Event Identifier 21259