Event Dinkum Assorted
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Venue Drama Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 28 May 1988
Opening Date 1 June 1988
Last Date 16 July 1988
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "It's a mix of comedy, nostalgia and music to tell the story of a group of women left behind during the war (in 1942) to defend a small NSW town, Warrabadanga where 2,000 American airmen have just been stationed and to run the local industry, a biscuit factory".
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Melbourne Theatre Company, Production Company
Sydney Theatre Company, Presenting Company
Sydney Theatre Company, Production Company
Name Function Notes
Janet Andrewartha Actor
Valerie Bader Actor
Penny Biggins Actor
Sally Cooper Actor
Maree D'Arcy Actor
Valentina Levkowicz Actor
Lyn Lovett Actor
Patsy Martin Actor
Alethea McGrath Actor
Diana O'Connor Actor
Anne Phelan Actor
Carole Skinner Actor
Fiona Stewart Actor
Anne Tenney Actor
Doreen Warburton Actor
Mariette Rups-Donnelly Choreographer
Linda Aronson Composer
Stephen Curtis Designer
John Bell Director
May-Brit Akerholt Dramaturg
Nigel Levings Lighting Designer
Linda Aronson Lyricist
Penny Biggins Musical Arranger
Penny Biggins Musical Director
Linda Aronson Playwright
Michael Kaempff Stage Manager
Article: Michael Morton-Evans, The Australian, 3 June 1988
Article: Mick Barnes, Sun Herald, 5 June 1988
Article: Susan Bredow, The Daily Telegraph, 3 June 1988
Article: Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June 1988, 18
Performance Recording: Dinkum Assorted, Sydney Theatre Company, June 1988
Review: H. G. Kippax, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 1988, 18
Review: Jeremy Eccles, The Bulletin, 14 June 1988
Review: Paul LePetit, Sunday Telegraph, 5 June 1988
Dinkum Assorted
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book John McCallum, Belonging, Currency Press, Sydney, 2009
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record June 1988
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Apr/May 1988
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 603