Event Love Rides the Rails or Will the Mail Train Run Tonight?
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 18 March 1964
Opening Date 18 March 1964
Last Date April 1964
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The villianous Simon Darkway seeks to control the Walker Valley, Pine Bush & Pacific R.R. for his own vile purposes. Assisting him are Dirk Sneath, a viper of a man, and Carlotta Cortez, the sultry siren with a heart of gold. Fortunately, the gallant Truman Pendennis, the beauteous Prudence Hopewell, the Widow Hopewell, and staunch Harold Standfast oppose the sinister schemes of this wicked trio. Swiftly and hilariously, the classic melodramatic plot unfolds, leading to a tremendous climax when the hero is inescapably bound by the villains to the tracks of an onrushing train.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Music Theatre
Melodrama
Subjects Crime
Railways
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Barbara Angell Actor
Elspeth Ballantyne Actor
Marion Becroft Actor
Moira Carleton Actor
Simon Chilvers Actor
Kevin Colson Actor
Paul Eddey Actor
Jeffrey Hodgson Actor
Bob Hornery Actor
David Kendall Actor
Dennis Miller Actor
Glenys Rae Actor
Isabelle Ryan Actor
Sandra Short Actor
Jane Bertelson Assistant Stage Manager
David Kendall Assistant Stage Manager
Barbara Angell Choreographer
Betty Druitt Costume Maker
Bill Austin Director
Len Fisher Electrician
Val Marriott Musical Director
Val Marriott Musician
Ian Pearce Musician
Morland Cary Playwright
Anne Fraser Set Designer
Arthur Hynes Stage Manager
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC records
Event Identifier 77921