Event The Scout
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Venue Alexandra Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 9 May 1891
Opening Date 9 May 1891
Last Date 19 June 1891
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description 'A great novelty will be introduced at the Alexandra Theatre when Dr Carver with his Indians, cowboys etc, will appear.... Great alterations have been made to the Alexandra Theatre, including the erection of a water tank, in which the Indians will paddle their own canoes.'
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Horses
Name Function Notes
F C Appleton Actor
W. F. Carver Actor
Lily Dampier Actor
Edmund Holloway Actor
Julia Merton Actor
Alfred Tischbauer Designer
Alfred Dampier Director
Alfred Dampier Playwright
Garnet Walch Playwright
  • Article:  Jenny Fewster, Wild West on AusStage, Stage Whispers, 25, 2, March 2016, 36-37
  • Review:  Alexandra Theatre. "The Scout", The Argus, 11 May 1891, 5
  • Script:  Garnet Walch, Alfred Dampier, The Scout, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, 1891
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book Currency Press "Companion to the Theatre in Australia"
Event Identifier 69880