Event Big River
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Venue Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Umbrella Event Adelaide Festival of Arts 1980
First Date 6 March 1980
Opening Date 7 March 1980
Last Date 15 March 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description The play is set on the Murray at Federation time, 1900. It is the end of an era for the way of life on the river, for the separate states on either side, and for the Hindmarsh family.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Historical
Subjects Australia
Australian National Identity
Rural areas
Name Function Notes
Clare Balmford Actor Frances Pascoe
Liddy Clark Actor Monica Hindmarsh
Leslie Dayman Actor Leo Mulcahy
Robert Essex Actor Dr Evan Lee
Stewart Faichney Actor Ben Bromley
Patrick Frost Actor Hugh Crane
Sandy Gore Actor Mrs Adela Learmonth
Tim Hughes Actor Charles Hindmarsh
Maggie Millar Actor Olivia Hindmarsh
Mary Ward Actor Mrs Ivy Hindmarsh
Rodney Rigby Assistant Stage Manager
Liddy Clark Choreographer
Anne Fraser Designer
John Sumner Director
Tim Hughes Fight Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Alexander Buzo Playwright
Peter Roehlen Production Manager
Sue McIntyre Stage Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Australian Drama Project (UQ) BIGRIVAB
Programme Performing Arts Collection of South Australia
Cast List Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Cast List MTC Records
Book John McCallum, Belonging, Currency Press, Sydney, 2009
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
Event Identifier 30644