Event The Precious Woman
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Venue Drama Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 8 November 1980
Opening Date 11 November 1980
Last Date 17 December 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Australian National Identity
Name Function Notes
Craig Ashley Actor Zhou / Wang / Servant / Aide
Robin Bowering Actor WA / Minister Go / Drinker
Brandon Burke Actor Bao
Janice Finn Actor Nanny / Refugee / Rebel
Noni Hazlehurst Actor Dai-Yu
Gillian Jones Actor Patricia Simpson / Empress Cho / Violinist / Singer / Rebel
Norman Kaye Actor Mr Simpson / Peasant / Refugee / Pianist
Ned Manning Actor Rebel / Servant / Soldier
Bill McCluskey Actor Kwei / Photographer / Drinker
Kevin Miles Actor Chi Yu
Robyn Nevin Actor Su-ling
Vic Rooney Actor Teng
Andrew Tighe Actor Gardener / Prime Minister / Refugee / Barman / Rebel
Alan Tobin Actor Fu / Emperor Cho
Louis Nowra Assistant Director
Catherine Peirson Assistant Stage Manager
Melody Cooper Assistant to the Designer
Marguerite Pepper Choreographer
Sarah de Jong Composer
Luciana Arrighi Designer
Richard Wherrett Director
Tony Youlden Lighting Designer
Louis Nowra Playwright
Peter Copeman Secondment Student Director
Julie Warn Stage Manager
Fiona Williams Stage Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book John McCallum, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2009
Programme Advertisement Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Australian Drama Project (UQ) PRECIOULN
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
Event Identifier 29489