Event The Man from Mukinupin
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Venue Bridge Theatre, Coniston, NSW
First Date 8 September 1984
Opening Date 7 September 1984
Last Date 29 September 1984
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Set in an isolated Western Australian wheat belt township with stories based on Dorothy Hewett's own childhood memories of stories her parents and grandparents told her set between 1912 and 1920.
Lyrical celebration with music set in West Australian country town during First World War. Down in the wheat-belt town of Mukinupin, east of the rabbit-proof fence, the shopkeeper's daughter Polly is in love with young Jack Tuesday. Her parents disapprove, but in this friendly community of battlers, you feel that love will overcome all. Still, every town has its dark side and Mukinupin keeps hers well-hidden.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Comedy
Subjects Australian National Identity
Rural communities
Theatre South, Production Company
Name Function Notes
Jill Akhurst Actor
Michael Coe Actor
Maree D'Arcy Actor
Sher Guhl Actor
George Leppard Actor
Allan McFadden Actor
Lynne McGimpsey Actor
Faye Montgomery Actor
Peter Blackburn Choreographer Assistant Director
John Senczuk Designer
Des Davis Director
Peter Gossner Lighting Designer
David Vance Musical Director
Paul Coombes Musician
Dorothy Hewett Playwright
Mandy Clarke Stage Manager
The Man from Mukinupin
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Event Identifier 74255