Event The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 14 March 1961
Opening Date 14 March 1961
Last Date 6 May 1961
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Adapted from Fergus Hume's novel. First commissioned play for UTRC. One lonely night, a cabbie discovers that his intoxicated passenger has been suffocated with a handkerchief saturated in chloroform. The murderer, the victim, and the motive are all unknown.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Farce
Subjects Crime
Name Function Notes
Elaine Cusick Actor
Bryan Edward Actor
Marion Edward Actor
Lewis Fiander Actor
Ron Finney Actor
Mary Hardy Actor
Joan Harris Actor
Bob Hornery Actor
Graeme Hughes Actor
Patsy King Actor
Leon Lissek Actor
Dennis Miller Actor
Frederick Parslow Actor
Malcolm Phillips Actor
Elaine Cusick Assistant Stage Manager
Ron Finney Assistant Stage Manager
Dennis Miller Assistant Stage Manager
Anne Fraser Costume Designer
George Ogilvie Director
John Sumner Director
Ron Stodden Electrician
Wendy Pomroy Musical Director
Ian Pearce Musician
Wendy Pomroy Musician
Barry Pree Playwright
Bryan Edward Production Manager
Anne Fraser Set Designer
Marion Edward Stage Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC records
Programme La Trobe
Event Identifier 77770