Event The Rivals
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Venue Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 7 August 1979
Last Date 15 September 1979
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Immensely popular comedy of manners featuring such memorable characters as the lovely Lydia Languish, her suitor, Capt. Jack Absolute; and Lydia's aunt Mrs. Malaprop, cleverly revolves around false identities, romantic entanglements, and parental disapproval.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Subjects Romance
Name Function Notes
Elizabeth Alexander Actor Julia
Warwick Comber Actor Servant
Vivien Davies Actor Lucy
Gary Day Actor Fag
David Downer Actor Faulkland
Sandy Gore Actor Lydia Languish
Anthony Hawkins Actor Sir Lucius O'Trigger
Edward Hepple Actor Sir Anthony Absolute
June Jago Actor Mrs Malaprop
Malcolm Keith Actor Acres
Bruce Kerr Actor Thomas, the Coachman
James Shaw Actor David
John Stanton Actor Captain Absolute
Annie Heath Assistant Stage Manager
Peter Salmon Deputy Stage Manager
Anne Fraser Designer
Peter James Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Murray Taylor Lighting Operator
Richard Brinsley Sheridan Playwright
Peter Roehlen Production Manager
Glenda Ferrall Stage Manager
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1979
Event Identifier 30589