Event Reedy River
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Venue New Theatre, Newtown, NSW
Umbrella Event A New Theatre 50th Anniversary Production
First Date 20 March 1982
Opening Date 20 March 1982
Last Date 12 April 1982
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.

Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Folk
Musical
Melodrama
Subjects Australian National Identity
Bush
Historical
Shearing
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Michael Adam-Smith Actor
Edmund Allison Actor
Lorrie Cruickshank Actor
Jim Dempsey Actor
Eric Elder Actor
Colin France Actor
Yuri Gagarinofv Actor
Damien Lee Actor
Christine Logan Actor
Les Marshall Actor
Cedric McLaughlin Actor
Jan Nary Actor
Marty O'Neill Actor
Susan Rigg Actor
Ken Rowsthorn Actor
Jeff Stubbs Actor
Peter Talmacs Actor
Lorrie Cruickshank Assistant Director
Pat Craigie Assistant Musical Director
Marie Armstrong Choreographer
Lorraine Purcell Costume Designer
Robin McLaughlin Designer
Frank Barnes Director
Michael Schell Lighting Designer
Maurie Mulheron Musical Director
Dick Diamond Playwright
Roman Balla Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Chorus, ballet and orchestra not indexed.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Australian Drama Project (UQ) Key REEDYRIDD
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Poster PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Flyer PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 21271