Event Magpie
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Venue Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall , North Melbourne, VIC
First Date 13 November 2001
Opening Date 15 November 2001
Last Date 1 December 2001
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Magpie swings from being raucous, squarking and cheeky,
to a brutal miserable portrait of a country in denial about the racial prejudices upon which it is built and that informs its society.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Play with Music
Subjects Indigenous Australian
Race relations
Name Function Notes
Lou Bennett Actor
Richard Bligh Actor
Syd Brisbane Actor
LeRoy Parsons Actor
Bernadette Schwerdt Actor
Shiralee Williams-Hood Actor
Adrienne Chisholm Costume Designer
Andrea James Director
Andrea James Dramaturg
Jens Milbret Lighting Designer
Richard Vabre Lighting Operator
Andy Baylor Musician
Peter Rotumah Musician
Melissa Reeves Playwright
Lisa Parris Production Manager
Robyne Latham Set Designer
David Franzke Sound Designer
Natasha Marich Stage Manager
Dori Dragon Technical Director
Peter Rotumah Vocalist
Richard Frankland Writer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book D'Cruz, Glenn, Class Act
CV Syd Brisbane CV
Event Identifier 25652