Event The Hills Family Show
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Venue Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, NSW
First Date 10 March 1977
Opening Date 10 March 1977
Last Date 24 April 1977
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A tribute to the shows of the families of travelling vaudevillians. These families have virtually disappeared and will never appear again. But they had skills and a style which reached all people and in all places. They played in the city and they played in the country. Their shows were comic, portable and understandable.
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Vaudeville
Subjects Australian National Identity
Name Function Notes
Laurel Frank Actor Mona Vale
Bill Garner Actor Sandringham Hills
Max Gillies Actor Fitzroy Hills
Evelyn Krape Actor Fanny 'Granny' Hills
Fay Mokotow Actor Antigone Hills
Tony Taylor Actor Winston Hills
Jack Weiner Actor Bluey Hills
Bob Thorneycroft Choreographer
Laurel Frank Costume Designer
Bob Thorneycroft Director
Laurel Frank Lighting Designer
Laurel Frank Stage Manager
Bill Hannan Writer
Jack Hibberd Writer
John Romeril Writer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Since 1975 this play toured twenty-five Victorian country towns.
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 February 1977, 42
Programme Theatre Programme Collection. State Library of Victoria
Australian Drama Project (UQ) Key HILLSFAAC
Event Identifier 64028