Event Babes in the Wood
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Venue Merlyn Theatre, Southbank, VIC
First Date 21 November 2003
Opening Date 26 November 2003
Last Date 13 December 2003
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description "Once upon a time, two native-born Australians, still wrapped in the robes of childhood, find themselves lost in the Unforgiving Bush. They meet a colourful cavalcade of colonial pantomimics and get caught up in a spiralling hallucination of disreputable tales". Tom Wright has hunted through our rich heritage of colonial pantomimes to create this triumph of rhyme over reason.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Pantomime
Subjects Colonial Issues
Organisations
Playbox Theatre Company, Presenting Company
Playbox Theatre Company, Production Company
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Caroline Craig Actor
Diana Emry Actor
Julie Forsyth Actor
Max Gillies Actor
Francis Greenslade Actor
Eddie Perfect Actor
Lucy Taylor Actor
Kate Denborough Choreographer
Iain Grandage Composer
Anna Tregloan Designer
Michael Kantor Director
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Iain Grandage Musician
Tom Wright Playwright
Resources
Review: Bill Perrett, A3, 7 December 2003, 25
Review: Catherine Lambert, The Sunday Herald Sun, 7 December 2003, 22
Review: Jim Murphy, A3, 28 November 2003, 7
Review: Kate Herbert, The Herald Sun, 1 December 2003, 90
Review: Thuy On, The Australian, 1 December 2003, 15
Works
Babes in the Wood
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
Event Identifier 33062