Event When Lips Collide
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Venue Playbox Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 14 November 1981
Last Date 20 December 1981
Dates Estimated No
Status Youth Theatre
World Premiere Yes
Description Sub-titled "A Portrait in Black", the play is presented as a large-scale musical, and examines the myth surrounding legendary Australian figures such as Ita Buttrose, Sir Robert Menzies, etc.
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Youth Theatre
Name Function Notes
Gabby Brennan Actor Edwina
Katriona Brennan Actor Ruby
Wendy De Waal Actor Eva Peron
Raymond Everlyn Actor Burley Griffin
Christine Farnell Actor Ike
Tottie Goldsmith Actor Tanya
Kirstie Grant Actor Sir Robert
Tessa Humphries Actor Dame Edith
George Huxley Actor Ben Chifley
Karyn Johnson Actor Sir Bruce Small
Peter Kurg Actor Voss
Greta Mendoza Actor Mother Courage
Hugo Race Actor Kissinger
Gina Riley Actor Ita
Andrew Thompson Actor Chips
Kim Trengove Actor Lucille Ball
Mark Trevorrow Actor Manning Clarke
Fiona Wiseman Actor Red
Geoffrey O'Connell Composer
Mervyn Trim Designer
Helmut Bakaitis Director
Helmut Bakaitis Lyricist
Michael Mitchener Writer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Australian Drama Project (UQ) WHENLIPMM
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1981
Event Identifier 25181