Event The Ninth Tasmanian Drama Festival
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Venue National Theatre, Launceston, TAS
First Date 18 April 1955
Opening Date 18 April 1955
Last Date 23 April 1955
Dates Estimated No
Status Amateur
World Premiere No
Description The participants were: The Strolling Players with The Monkey's Paw, the Exeter Dramatic Club with Little Glass House, the Edgeworth Players with Mirror to Elizabeth, the Launceston Players with We Were Dancing, the Deloraine Dramatic Society with A Man in a Street, the Launceston Technical High School Dramatic Club with The Hordle Poacher, the City Group with Pawns, the Technical Theatre Group with Refund, the Hagley Dramatic Club with The Patchwork Quilt, the Launceston Players with Queen's Token, Westbury Dramatic Society with The Spider Ring, the Launceston Players with Four Yale Keys, the Devonport High School with The Crimson Coconut, the Devonport Repertory Theatre Society with Miracle at Blaise, the Launceston Technical High School Dramatic Club with Understudy for the Duke, the Devonport Repertory Theatre Society with The Proposal, the St. Helen's Players with A Villa for Sale, the Smithton Players with Uncle Midnight, the St. Thomas More's Dramatic Group with Brother Sun, the Ulverstone Repertory Society with Symphony in Illusion, the Hobart Repertory Theatre Society with Happy Death, the Adult Education Junior Group with Mute Swan, the G.V. Brooks Community School with The Pot of Gold and the Workers┬┐ Educational Association Drama Group with Dark Brown.

Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Name Function Notes
Doris Fitton Adjudicator
Hugh Hunt Adjudicator
Nora Wrathall Administrator Festival Secretary
Bob Ford Assistant Stage Manager
Ted Porteous Assistant Stage Manager
Hugh Duncan Festival Director
Ted Carney Front of House
Neil Robson Front of House
William Beattie Lighting Operator
John Simmons OAM Lighting Operator
Mike Devere Mechanist
David Barratt, jnr Properties Master
Elizabeth O'Meara Set and/or Property Maker
Charles Tammadge Stage Manager
Mary Jarvis Wardrobe Master / Mistress
Arthur Solomon Rehearsal Manager
Ronald Tyson Business Manager
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information The winner of the Ninth Tasmanian Drama Festival, the Catherine Duncan Cup, was the Launceston Players with We Were Dancing. In second place was the Launceston Players with Four Yale Keys, in third place was the City Group with Pawns and fourth was the Mirror to Elizabeth presented by the Edgeworth Players. The regional award, the Launceston Players Torch, was awarded to the Deloraine Dramatic So
Data Source
Source Description
Programme CHS 15, 6/2, Launceston Players Society Collection, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Newspaper The Examiner, 25/4/1955, p. 3.
Event Identifier 91453