Australian Theatre History. The Australian Performing Group at the Pram Factory

CHRONOLOGY OF SHOWS
BY YEAR

APG PRODUCTION & PROGRAM DETAILS

 

 

PRODUCTIONS BEFORE THE APG & PRAM FACTORY OCCUPATION

Venues: La Mama, Prince Phillip Theatre-(Melb Uni.) other. The performers became known as the La Mama Company (including members of Tribe)

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1967

THREE OLD FRIENDS-Jack Hibberd                                                 august 1967

LA MAMA

Cast: Graeme Blundell, Bruce Knappett, David Kendall.

 

JUST BEFORE THE HONEYMOON -Jack Hibberd                              september1967

O- Jack Hibberd

LA MAMA

Dir:Bruce Knappett Cast: Graeme Blundell, Lyndall Rowe

 

THIS GREAT GAP OF TIME-Jack Hibberd                                              october 1967

LA MAMA

Cast: Graeme Blundell, Bruce Knappett, David Kendall..

 

1968

 

BRAINROT- J.Hibberd                                                                                   april 1968

Prince Phillip Theatre, Melbourne University

ONE OF NATURES GENTLEMEN-

O-

JUST BEFORE THE HONEYMOON-

Dir: Graeme Blundell, David Kendall. Poster: Peter Burleigh. Cast:

 

THE SOUL SEEKERS- Kris Hemensley                                                        june 1968

LA MAMA

Dir: Brian Davies. Cast: Kerry Dwyer, Peggy Cook, Bill Garner, Peter Carmody

 

ONE OF NATURES GENTLEMEN- Jack Hibberd                                       july 1968

THE AUDIENCE’S AUDIENCE- Bill Garner

 LA MAMA

Cast: Graeme Blundell, Brian Davies, Kerry Dwyer; Bill Garner, Lindsay Smith, Graeme Blundell, Kerry Dwyer, Martin Phelan, Jon Hawkes, Meg Clancy, David Kendall.

 

ACTORS WORKSHOP/IMPROVISATIONS @ LA MAMA                          sept. 1968

Actors included: Graeme Blundell, Kerry Dwyer, Brian Davies, Lindy Davies, David Kendall, Bruce Knappett, Meg Clancy, Alan Finney etc

 

COMMITMENT-Jack Hibberd.                                                                      october 1968

LA MAMA

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Paul Bailey, Robin Laurie, Tom Burstall, Rod Moore, Bethany Lee, Jill Klooger, Peter Cummins, Kim O’Leary, Lindy Davies.

 

WORKSHOP PERFORMANCE SEASON -LA MAMA                            november 1968

A NAMELESS CONCERN -J.Romeril.

ONE OF NATURE’S GENTLEMEN-J.Hibberd

LA MAMA

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Bill Garner, Meg Clancy, David Kendall, Martin Phelan; Graeme Blundell, Brian Davies, Kerry Dwyer, Alan Finney, Bill Garner.

Music: Semblance of Dignity

 

1969

 

SEVEN PLAYS OVER SIX WEEKENDS- LA MAMA                             jan-feb 1969

ESCAPE-William Wood. Dir : Brian Davies. Cast: Peter Cummins, Jan Fordham.

CALM DOWN MOTHER-Megan Terry. Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Lindy Davies, Kerry Dwyer, Kim O’Leary.

KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED-Megan Terry. Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Alan Finney, Bill Garner, David Kendall.

WHO?-J.Hibberd. Dir: Brian Davies. Cast: Martin Phelan, Jon Hawkes, Lindsay Smith.

O-Jack Hibberd. Dir: Geoff Milne. Cast: Meg Clancy, Martin Phelan.

ORIZON- F.Arrabal. Dir : Geoff Milne. Cast: Bob Revill, Viv Curzon-Siggers

SCENE ONE-David Minter  & John Romeril. Cast: Meg Clancy, Martin Phelan, Jon Hawkes.

First open air event in La Mama Carpark.Lighting:Rod Moore

 

SATURDAY-Barry McKimm.                                                                   feb 1969

LA MAMA

Dir: Doug Anders. Cast: Doug Anders, Joe Bolza, Fay Mokotow, Carol Porter, Alan Robertson, Jan Cornall, Alison Ware, Jane Clifton, Lutz Presser, Bruce Webster, Bruce Spence, Jenny Jones, Judith Kuring, Jan Bucknall. Program A&B:The Serpent & Viet Rock

 

ONE OF NATURE’S GENTLEMEN-Jack Hibberd.                                 may 1969

LA MAMA

Cast: Kerry Dwyer, Lindsay Smith, Alan Finney, Graeme Blundell.

 

THE ELEPHANT CALF-B.Brecht                                                                     may 1969

THE EXCEPTION AND THE RULE -B .Brecht.

LA MAMA

Dir : Brian Davies. Cast Peter Cummins, Bill Garner, Margot Smith; Lindsay Smith, Bruce Spence, Kim O’Leary, Paul Bailey, Bob Revell.

 

MR BIG, THE BIG, BIG PIG-John Romeril.                                             . may 1969

LA MAMA & Performed on the Yarra Bank. Factory Tour

Dir: Graeme Blundell, Lindsay Smith.  Cast: Lindsay Smith, Graeme Blundell, Peter Cummins, Jon Hawkes, Kerry Dwyer, John Duigan, Martin Phelan, Meg Clancy, Bill Garner, John Romeril, Yvonne Marini. Music: Semblance of Dignity.

 

MELB UNIVERSITY ARTS FESTIVAL                                                     may 1969

LA MAMA

Season of Non-Stop Plays at La Mama.

30 performances in 10 days

 

THE AMERICAN INDEPENDANCE HOUR J.Romeril.                  july 1969

LA MAMA

Dir: Lindsay Smith, Graeme Blundell

 

NORM AND AHMED-Alex Buzo                                                                 july 1969

LA MAMA

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Lindsay Smith, Rod Moore.

 

PROGRAMME ’A’                                                                                       july 1969

LA MAMA-TRIBE

Dir Doug Anders cast:Carol Porter , Alison Ware, Jan Cornall, Joe Bolza, Doug Anders, Frank Starr

 

THE ENGLISH LESSON- Barry Oakley.                                                          july1969

LA MAMA

Dir: Geoff Milne. Cast: Rod Moore, Meg Clancy, Martin Phelan, Graeme Blundell, Rivka Hartman.

 

PROGRAMME ‘B’

LA MAMA-TRIBE

Dir Doug Anders cast: Carol Porter ,Ines Martucci, Fay Mokotow, Jan Bucknall, Susie Wolf, Irene Crombie, Mandy Pearce, Jane Nisbet, Eric Colladetti, Bruce Webster, Alan Robertson, Frank Starr, Doug Anders

 

DIMBOOLA-J.Hibberd                                                                               july 1969

LA MAMA

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Bruce Spence Robin Laurie, Jon Hawkes, Lindy Davies, Brian Davies, Margot Smith, John Romeril, Kim O’Leary, Rod Moore, Peter Cummins, Meg Clancy, Kerry Dwyer, Martin Phelan, Graeme Blundell. Music: Semblance of Dignity Des: Michael Hudson.

 

MR BIG, THE BIG, BIG PIG                                                                     july 1969

Factory Tour

 

DIMBOOLA- J.Hibberd.                                                                              august 1969

MELBURNIAN RECEPTION ROOMS

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Bruce Spence. Robin Laurie etc

 

NORM AND AHMED- Alex Buzo                                                                  august 1969

performed at ANU-FESTIVAL OF DRAMA(Canberra)

 

IN A PLACE SOMEWHERE ELSE- J.Romeril.                                          august 1969

Street Theatre for Prahran election Campaign

 

COMINGS AND GOINGS-Megan Terry.                                                 aug-sept 1969

LA MAMA & ARTS LAB(Sydney)

Dir: Alan Finney. Cast: Alan Finney, Lindy Davies, Bruce Spence, Rod Moore, Martin Phelan.

 

RED CROSS-Sam Shepard.                                                                    aug-sept 1969

LA MAMA & ARTS LAB(Sydney)

Dir: Kerry Dwyer.Cast: Graeme Blundell, Robin Laurie, Iris Walsh.

 

THE KITCHEN TABLE- John Romeril                                                 aug-sept 1969

LA MAMA

Dir: Jack Hibberd. Cast: Meg Clancy, Peter Cummins, Martin Phelan.

 

O - J.Hibberd                                                                                                 sept 1969

ARTS LAB(Sydney)

Dir: Graeme Blundell.

 

I DON’T KNOW WHO TO FEEL SORRY FOR-J.Romeril                   october 1969

LA MAMA

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Jon Hawkes, Peter Cummins, Kerry Dwyer, Martin Phelan, Rod Moore, Rivka Hartman, Meg Clancy, Bruce Spence, Lindy Davies.

 

THE DEVELOPING STORY OF MR BIG. -J.Romeril                             nov 1969

Factory Tour in collaboration with AMWU

 

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO REALISM? -J.Romeril                               december 1969

Open Air Season

Dir: Martin Phelan. Cast: Rivka Hartman, Graeme Blundell, Peter Cummins,

Bruce Spence, Meg Clancy And John Duigan.

Music: Semblance of Dignity

 

1970

 

The Australian Performing Group formed in January 1970

 

THE TOUR TO THE WEST-PERTH ARTS FESTIVAL.                Jan-Feb 1970

WHO?-J.Hibberd

Dir: Brian Davies (and Hibberd). Cast: Peter Cummins, Bruce Spence, Martin Phelan

WHITE WITH WIRE WHEELS-J.Hibberd

LA MAMA & TOUR

Dir: Lindsay Smith. Cast: Graeme Blundell, Bill Garner, Jon Hawkes, Kerry Dwyer.

FRONT ROOM BOYS-A.Buzo.

Dir: Graeme Blundell.Cast Peter Cummins, Lindsay Smith, Bruce Spence, Rod Moore, Martin Phelan, Jon Hawkes, John Duigan, Kerry Dwyer, Meg Clancy

NORM AND AHMED-A.Buzo

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Lindsay Smith, Rod Moore.

MAN FROM CHICAGO-J.Romeril.

LA MAMA & TOUR

Dir: Lindsay Smith. Cast; Bill Garner, Meg Clancy, Margot Smith, Bruce Spence, Rod Moore, Graeme Blundell, Kerry Dwyer, John Duigan, Peter Cummins.

 

PERTH TOUR REPEATED                                                                March 1970

LA MAMA, PRINCE PHILLIP THEATRE (MELB UNI)

WWWW & Who? la mama March11-15; Who? & A Kitchen Table (Romeril) & Front Room Boys, Prince Phillip Theatre March 16-18 + Man from Chicago 19-21, 23 Mar (not FRB) WWWW la mama Mar 22.

 

STREET THEATRE- INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY                8/3 1970

 

POT AND PEACE MIRACLE PLAY-J.Romeril.                              28/3 1970

Dir: Lindsay Smith, Graeme Blundell, Jon Hawkes.

 

POT AND PEACE MIRACLE PLAY-J.Romeril.                              2/5  1970

Melbourne Uni.

 

DR KARL’S KURE- J.Romeril                                                                   3/5 1970

Performed on Yarra Bank

 

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE-J.Hibberd.                                                      4/5/1970

Guild Theatre, Melb Uni. Lunchtime Show.La Mama

Dir: J.Hibberd cast Graeme Blundell. Rod Moore, Kerry Dwyer, Meg Clancy, Peter Cummins.

 

STREET THEATRE AT VIETNAM MORATORIUM                              8/5 1970

 

DR KARL’S KURE -J.Romeril                                                                   8/5 1970

MELBOURNE ARTS CO OPERATIVE (inaugural meeting)

 

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE-J.Hibberd.                                                      9/5/1970

LA MAMA

Dir: J.Hibberd.

DR KARL’S KURE -J.Romeril                                                                   19/5 1970

Footscray Institute of Technology

 

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE-J.Hibberd.                                                      20/5/1970

Footscray Institute of Technology

 

DR KARL’S KURE -J.Romeril                                                                   25/5 1970

FACTORY TOUR sponsored by Amalgamated Engineers Union.

 

First meeting of actors/ writers workshop                                                       3/6/1970

six months workshop at The Pram Factory Building- 325 Drummond Street, Carlton.

 

FOR FURTHER DOCUMENTATION OF TRIBE AND OTHERS AT LA MAMA SEE PUBLICATION ‘LA MAMA:THE STORY OF A THEATRE’

 

THE PRAM FACTORY THEATRE COMPLEX

FRONT THEATRE, BACK THEATRE, BASEMENT, PANEL BEATERS.

 

(53)MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE-J.Romeril, J.Hibberd et al         11-20/12 1970

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Graeme Blundell, Max Gillies. Music: Lorraine Milne. Musicians: Lorraine Milne, Des Fitzgerald, Liz Eager, J.Wogan-Browne, Liz Vincent, Chris Finch, Bohdan Krowicki. Light: Geoff Milne, Jock Campbell. Design: Chris Berkman, Jock Campbell, Garth Brown Costume: Kerry Dwyer, Kathleen Kavanagh. Cast: Graeme Blundell, Ros Brown, Michael Christie, Meg Clancy, Damien Coleridge, Lindy Davies, Claire Dobbin, Kerry Dwyer, Bill Garner, Max Gillies, Evelyn Krape, Wilfred Last, Yvonne Marini, Rod Moore, Tony Taylor.

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE-J.Hibberd.                                                      11-20/12 1970

Tour to South Australia

 

1971

 

FINAL VERSION:(Return Season):                                                         3/3-4/4 1971

same as above plus Musicians : Janet& Gerald Last, Kathy Drake.

minus cast: Kerry Dwyer, Evelyn Krape.

 

 (47)CHICAGO CHICAGO-J.Romeril                                                       7/6-JULY 1971

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Max Gillies Des: Chris Berkman. Costumes: Anne Wookie. Photo: Ian McKenzie

Poster: Craig Haire. Cast: Graeme Blundell, Martin Brennan, Meg Clancy, Lindy Davies, Kerry Dwyer, John Duigan, Evelyn Krape, Yvonne Marini, Michael Price, Ian Robinson.

 

BROTHER DAVE                                                                                     3-7/5 1971

MELBOURNE UNI.

 

DR SPOCK PLAY. J.Romeril                                                                   14/6 1971

Moorabbin Town Hall.

 

MAGNETIC MARTIAN POTATO                                                       3/6-6/7 1971

SCHOOLS TOUR

Dir: Graeme Blundell, Organiser: Kerry Dwyer.

 

BROTHER DAVE                                                                                     15-17/6 1971

 

(47)CHRISTIE IN LOVE-H.Brenton. MRS THALLY F-J Romeril              16/7-8/8 1971

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: J Romeril, Graeme Blundell. Des: Craig Haire. Cast: Kerry Dwyer, Meg Clancy, Yvonne Marini, Rod Moore, Wilfred Last, Graeme Blundell.

 

CHRISTIE IN LOVE-H.Brenton.                                                                 19-23/7 1971

MELBOURNE UNI-Lunchtime

MONASH UNIVERSITY- Lunchtime                                                     27-30/7 1971

MRS THALLY F-J Romeril                                                                      20-23/7 1971

MONASH UNIVERSITY- Lunchtime

 

(48)DON’S PARTY. -David Williamson                                                    aug-sept 1971

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Set: Craig Haire. Lighting: .Gary Luke. Sound: Ian McKenzie.Const: Rodger Wishart. Electric: Graham Leith. PR: John Smythe. Poster : Chris Berkman. Cast: Lindy Davies, Kerry Dwyer, Ros Horin, Bruce Knappett, Evelyn Krape, Wilfred Last, Yvonne Marini, John Smythe, Rod Moore, Tony Taylor.

(audiences advised to bring their own rug)

 

STREET THEATRE WORKSHOP & PERFORMANCE                29/5-30/6 1971

Dir: Tony Taylor

 

WORKSHOP for INNER SUBURBAN KIDS.                                     29/5-30/6 1971

 Dir: Kerry Dwyer, Claire Dobbin

 

PUPPET WORKSHOP                                                                                    29/5-30/6 1971

Dir: Tony Taylor, Kerry Dwyer

 

CARSHOP/kids in high rise workshop

CARLTON HIGH RISE FLATS

Lindy Davies

 

CHILDREN’S  WORKSHOP                                                                     29/5-30/6 1971

 Dir: Christine Mearing

 

WORKSHOPS for VICTORIAN Assoc. of ENGLISH TEACHERS             29/5-30/6 1971

 

(50) THE FEET OF DANIEL MANNIX-Barry Oakley                                 27/10-27/11 1971

FRONT THEATRE

Dir :Graeme Blundell & Max Gillies. Music: Lorraine Milne. Light: Gary Luke  Sound: Lynn Healy. Costume: Claire Dobbin, Jenny walsh. Poster: Chris Berkman. Orig Music: Tony Taylor, Graeme Isaac. Recorded by: Elizabeth Drake, Tim Coldwell, Terry Darmody, Andrew Baylor, Jimmy Beck. Light: Ponch Hawkes, Laurel Frank. Photo: Ponch Hawkes. Cast: Bruce Spence, John Smythe, Wilfred Last, Max Gillies, Tony Taylor, Howard Parkinson, Rod Moore, Des Fitzgerald.

 

TEN YEARS OF FILM MAKING                                                       3-9/12 1971

Arthur and Corinne Cantrill

POETRY READING                                                                              10/12/1971

ROCK CONCERT                                                                                        19/12/1971

CONCERT WITH GEORGE DREYFUS                                                      20/12/1971

ROCK CONCERT                                                                                        31/12/1971

 

1972

 

(45)BETTY CAN JUMP-group developed                                           26/1-5/3 1972

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Kerry Dwyer. The Group: Claire Dobbin, Judith Kuring, Yvonne Marini, Vic Marsh, Evelyn Krape, Helen Garner, Micky Allan (Design ), Laurel Frank, Kay Hamilton,  Glen Tomasetti, Annette Blonski, Marisha Blunden, Pauline Clements, Ann Darvall, Sarah de Jong (Music), Sally Ford, Kristen Green, Kay Matthieson, Brenda Nyland, Helen Pitt.

 

(59)A STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION J.Hibberd                   8/3-9/4 1972

FRONT THEATRE (also Sydney Production)

Dir & Des: Jack Hibberd. Songs: Martin Friedel. Light: Geoff Milne, Antony Rooke. Photo: Jocelyn Hibberd. Poster: Garrie Hutchinson. Cast: Peter Cummins.

 

(59)APG REVUE-SONIA’S KNEE AND THIGH SHOW                       14/4-28/5 1972

FRONT THEATRE

Writers: David Williamson, Jack Hibberd.  et al: Peter Blazey, Hannans, B.Oakley, Len Radic, Peter Green, Glen Tomasetti. Dir: Graeme Blundell, Max Gillies. Set& Poster: Micky Allen. Movt: Bob Thorneycroft. Music: Lorraine Milne  with Dick Dufty, Josie Weel. Costume: Ann Darvall, Anne Wookie, Micky Allen. Laurel Frank. Props: Joan O’Rorke, Micky Allen. Film :Peter Nicholson. Songs: Glen Tomasetti. Light: Ian McKenzie, Helen Pitt, Steve Howard, Glen Lewis, Garrie Hutchinson. Photo: Leigh Tilson. Cast: Max Gillies, Vic Marsh, Peter Green, Sue Brady(Ingleton), Evelyn Krape, Jude Kuring, Claire Dobbin, Yvonne Marini, Tony Rooke.

 

(48)COMPULSORY CENTURY-Bill & Lorna Hannan                                  7/6-16/7 1972

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Graeme Blundell, Max Gillies. SM: Tony Rorke. Des: Bruce Weatherhead. Historical research: Laurel Frank. Music: Lorraine Milne. Light: Garrie Hutchinson, Ian McKenzie Tony Rorke. Photo:Robert Jones, Lorna Hannan. Poster: Micky Allan. Light: Geoff Milne

Cast:Graeme Blundell, Bruce Spence, Jude Kuring, Vic Marsh, Evelyn Krape, Rod Moore, Suzanne Brady (Ingleton) Laurel Frank, Des Fitzgerald.

The first show to have the new seating designed by Dennis Carter.

 

HACKETT GETS AHEAD (school show during day)                  May-June 1972

FRONT THEATRE

First production: Graeme Blundell, Bruce Spence, Evelyn Krape, Rod Moore. Audience Asst: Jude Kuring. Laurel Frank, Vic Marsh. Dir of actors: Graeme Blundell. Dir of Audience: Lorna Hannan. second production: John Smythe, Vic Marsh, Sue Ingleton, Yvonne Marini. Lorna Hannan

 

 (59)A STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION-J.Hibberd                    28/7-20/8 1972

Dir & Design: Jack Hibberd. Songs:Martin Friedel. Light: Geoff Milne, Antony Rooke. Photo: Jocelyn Hibberd. Poster: Garrie Hutchinson. Cast: Peter Cummins.

Return Season- 8/3-2/4 1973 also Sydney Season.

 

(44) BASTARDY-John Romeril                                                                   23/8-24/9 1972

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Bruce Spence  Des: Micky Allen. Light: Graeme Blundell. Cast: Jack Charles, Peter Cummins, Tim Robertson, Jude Kuring.

 

 (52)HE CAN SWAGGER SITTING DOWN-John Romeril

THE JOSS ADAMS SHOW-Alma de Groen                                28/9-29/10 1972

FRONT THEATRE

SWAGGER:Dir: Graeme Blundell. Des: Micky Allen. Cast: Max Gillies, Kerry Dwyer, Jude Kuring, Tim Robertson.

JOSS: Dir: Graeme Blundell. Des: Tamara Winikoff, Suzanne Brady(Ingleton)

Poster: Tamara Winikoff. Light: Geoff Milne. Puppets: Jude Kuring, Soosie Adshead. Costumes and flags: laurel Frank, Micky Allen, Suzanne Brady (Ingleton), Yvonne Marini, Claire Dobbin, Ann Stephen. Music: Lorraine Milne

Musicians: Lorraine Milne, Dick Dufty. Sound: Josie Weel. Photo: Ian McKenzie. Research: Laurel Frank, Helen Garner, Kathy Uzoki, Lorraine(Ponch) Hawkes. Set Const: Ken Donaldson, Graeme Brady.

 

(47)BRUMBY INNES-Katherine Susannah Pritchard                                1/11- 1972

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: John Smythe. Design& poster: Helen Pitt(Clemson). Light: Ian McKenzie. Sound: Helen Pitt(Clemson), Ian McKenzie. Set Constr: Ken Donaldson. Research: Laurel Frank. Production Manag : Laurel Frank. Co-Prod with Nindethana Theatre. Cast: Dennis Miller, Lynette Curran, Vic Marsh, Peter Cummins, Maria Briggs, Val Power, Elizabeth Hoffman, Monica Hoffman, Harry Williams, Joyce Johnson, Jack Charles, Bert Williams, Ian Johnson, Bernie Hoffman.

{salaries: APG$67/week, Nindethana $35/week}

 

(55)A NIGHT IN RIO AND OTHER BUMMERS.               1/12-24/12 1972

FRONT THEATRE

Writers: John Romeril, Tim Robertson. Dir: Tim Robertson. Des: Soosie Creamcheese (Adshead). Light: Micky Allen. Sound: Barbara Cree. Hugh McSpedden. Movet :Bob Thorneycroft. Art: Peter Lillee. Costume: Judy Walker. Photo: Carol Jerrems. Music: Martin Armiger, Lee Neale. Cast: Kerry Dwyer, Graeme Blundell, Tim Robertson, Jude Kuring, Yvonne Marini, Bill Garner.

 

WORKSHOPS attempted in ‘72

TaiChi -Angela Booth; Naturalistic Acting-George Whaley; Singing-Val Pyers; Movement-Bob Thorneycroft;

Street theatre-Claire Dobbin, Wilfred Last. Vic Marsh body works.

 

(7)SEMINAR ‘72

100 Years of Indigenous Theatre @Pram Factory. Papers by Vic Arnold, Katharine Brisbane, John Sumner, Marlis Thiersch, Jack Hibberd, Wal Cherry.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES ACTIVITIES’72

 

STREET THEATRE; Draft Resistors union; Moratorium; Victoria Market demonstration; Womens’ Liberation; Lake Pedder; Sunbury Environmental Festival.

 

PERFORMANCE at International Congress for Human Relations

 

WORKSHOPS -  with local activists: Women In Theatre; Prahran Market; Freeways and inner urban demolition; Underground railway.

 

TOURING 1972

(18)ONE OF NATURE’S GENTLEMEN J Hibberd               27/11-6/12 1972

Tasmanian Tour  Cast: Evelyn Krape, Peter Cummins, Chris Mearing, Margaret Jacobs , Wilfred Last

AN INDEPENDANT FEMALE

 

1973

 

STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION  J Hibberd                                  6/2/1973

Sydney Tour cast Max Gillies

 

 (45)BEWARE OF IMITATIONS-Barry Oakley                                               24/1-18/3 1973

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Bill Hannan. SM: Jenny Walsh. Des: Helen Pitt. Constr: Ken Donaldson. Light: Ian Mckenzie. Lighting Op: Helen Pitt(Clemson). Mime and Dance: Bob Thorneycroft. Research: Lorna Hannan.  Cast: Bruce Spence, Max Gillies. (Coffee was 10¢ , programmes 20¢)

 

(46)THE BOB AND JOE SHOW                                                               28/3-22/4 1973

Devised and performed by Bob Thorneycroft, Joe Bolza

 

(50)SEASON OF HIBBERD & ROMERIL PLAYS                                   14/3-1973

BACK THEATRE- GALA OPENING.(repeat of ‘BrainRot’ 1968)

ONE OF NATURE’S GENTLEMEN-J Hibberd

Dir: Jack Hibberd. Des: Soosie Adshead. Cast: Evelyn Krape, Peter Cummins, Jude Kuring

O-J Hibberd

Dir: Max Gillies. Des: Soosie Adshead. Cast: Wilfred Last, Kerry Dwyer

JUST BEFORE THE HONEYMOON- J.Hibberd

Dir Max Gillies. Des: Soosie Adshead. Cast: Wilfred Last, Evelyn Krape.

MRS THALLY F-J Romeril

Dir: Graeme Blundell. Des: Soosie Adshead. Cast: Kerry Dwyer, Evelyn Krape, Jude Kuring.

 

(48)DIMBOOLA-Jack Hibberd                                                                      25/4-13/6 1973

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: David Williamson. Asst Dir: Jack Hibberd. Des: Soosie Adshead, Jack Hibberd. SM: Laurel Frank. Lighting: Laurel Frank, Soosie Adshead. Music: Lorraine Milne. Musicians: Lorraine Milne, Dick Dufty, John Rhodes, Chris Finch, Stuart Robinson.

Cast: Bruce Spence, Fay Mokotow, Tim Robertson, Evelyn Krape, Roz de Winter, Jude Kuring, Jan Friedel, Charles Kemp, Peter Cummins, Eileen Chapman, RobMeldrum, Jack Charles, Max Gillies, Kerry Dwyer, Wilfred Last, Bill Garner.

 

(49)THE DRAGON LADY’S REVENGE-San Fran. Mime Troupe 20/6-15/7 1973

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Bill Garner. Des & Costume: Soosie Adshead. Light: Laurel Frank, Soosie Adshead, Micky Allan, Ian Mckenzie. Music: Martin Friedel. SM: Micky Allan. Production: Micky Allan, Soosie Adshead, Laurel Frnak, Jenny Walsh, David Stranger, Bill Spence. Cast: Jan Friedel, Evelyn Krape, Tim Robertson, Bill Garner, Wilfred Last, Max Gillies, Bruce Spence.

 

(45)BOB AND JOE SHOW II             (Bob & Joe’s Revenge)                    28/8-30/9 1973

FRONT THEATRE

Devised and Directed and Performed by Bob Thorneycroft and Joe Bolza

 

(49) THE EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER SHOW- Romeril,/Hibberd 12/10-11/11 1973

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Max Gillies, John Romeril & cast.  Set: Soosie Adshead & cast. Light: Ian McKenzie. Music: Lorraine Milne. Production: Jack Hibberd, Greig Pickhaver, David Stranger, Sue Peart, Brian Langsdorf, John Timlin, Bob Thorneycroft. Cast: Wilfred Last, Lindzee Smith, Sue Ingleton, Evelyn Krape.

 

ONE OF NATURE’S GENTLEMEN- J.Hibberd

THE INDEPENDANT FEMALE San Francisco Mime Troupe                         10-12/11 1973

Tasmanian Tour

 

1974

 

WOMENS WEEKLY Vol1                                                                thru February 1974

BACK THEATRE- APG WOMEN & OTHERS

Group Developed and Directed. Seeding ground for Womens Theatre Group. Included performers, Evelyn Krape, Carol Porter, Jenny Walsh, Claire Dobbin, Sue Ingleton, Jane Clifton, Margot Nash, Rose Costello, Robin Laurie, Sylvie Leiber etc. Ponch Hawkes.

 

(62)WHO J.Hibberd                                                                               12/9-1974

FRONT THEATRE 9.30

Dir: Charles Kemp. Des: Jack Hibberd. Lighting: Ian McKenzie. Op: Soosie Adshead.SM John Wilson. Poster:Soosie Adshead. Theatre Manager: Greig Pickhaver Ass: Brian Langsdorf. David Stranger, Laurel Frank. Cast: Chris Heywood, Max Gillies, Bill Garner

 

plus THE DUMB WAITER -H.Pinter 9/9-1974

FRONT THEATRE 8.15 Cast: Chris Heywood. Max Gillies.

 

(62)WALTZING MATILDA PANTO-T.Robertson. J.Romeril  27/11’73-27/1 1974

FRONT THEATRE

Dir:Tim Robertson, Joe Bolza. Design: Tim Robertson, Susy Potter. Music: Lorraine Milne and the National Spirit. Organ Grinder: Sandy Williams. Light:Ian McKenzie, Laurel Frank. Costumes: Laurel Frank, Sue Langsdorf, Sue Ingleton, Fay Mokotow. Props: Susy Potter, Graeme Isaaces, Brian Langsdorf, Neil Giles. Constr: Greig Pickhaver, Peter Cummins, John Timlin, Ted Heald, Bob Daly, Doug. Sound: Max Gillies. Photo: Ivan Gaal. Pie Machine: Andy Anderson. Effects: Jim Murray, Greig Pickhaver. Piescape Mural: Bob Daly . SM: Jane Clifton . Cast: Sue Ingleton, Evelyn Krape, Peter Cummins, Rod Moore, Jan Freidel, Fay Mokotow, Wilfred Last, Bill Garner

 

(55)THE MIGRANT SHOW                                                                                     1974

Community Touring.

Cast:  Fay Mokotow, Roz de Winter, Paul Hampton, Greig Pickhaver, Bruno.

 

(43)THE ANTI SMOKING PLAY                                                                          1974

School Touring Show

Vic Marsh, Lorna Hannan

FILM Dags With Fags (1975-75)

 

(43)AFRICA-Steve.J. Spears                                                                        11/1-9/2 1974

BACK THEATRE

cast in order of nerve to appear(sic): Jane Clifton, Tonto (Felix B), Steve J Spears, Jenny Keath, Janie Conway, Red Symons, Lindsay Smith, Andrew Bell, Eddie van Rosendael, Rod Freeman-Smith.

 

(43)THE ARCHITECT AND THE EMPEROR- F.Arrabal                    29/1-24/2 1974

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Lindsay Smith  Set: Carol Porter, Bob Daly.  Const: Greig Pickhaver, Ted Heald, Arthur Hynes, Jeff Hoad, Mark Thuring. Light: Geoff Milne  Cast: Jon Hawkes, Max Gillies

 

THE STRONGER-A.Strindberg                                                                         1974

BACK THEATRE            Roz deWinter, Fay Mokotow (alternating roles)

 

(56) ON YER MARX-John Wood.                                                             3/3-20/3 1974

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: John Wood, Bill Hannan. Des: Susy Potter. Poster: Ponch Hawkes,Ted Heald. Light: Ian McKenzie. SM: Greig Pickhaver. Costume & props: Laurel Frank, Roland Roccheccioli Music composed: John Wood. Arranged : Lorraine Milne. Cast: Evelyn Krape, Max Gillies, Wilfred Last, Lex Marinos, Fay Mokotow, Roz de Winter, Robert Meldrum, Terry Norris.

 

(56)PEGGY SUE.-Jack Hibberd.                                                                     6/6-20/7 1974

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Kerry Dwyer. Des: Sue Ingleton. Peter Corrigan. Poster: Sue Ingleton, Peter Corrigan. Light: Geoff Milne. Ops: Greig Pickhaver, Rob Meldrum, Fay Mokotow. Props & Set Const: Susy Potter, John Koenig. Cast: Bill Garner, Roz de Winter, Evelyn Krape, Jan Freidel.

 

(50)THE FLOATING WORLD -John Romeril                                                6/9-21/9 1974

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Lindsay Smith. Des: Peter Corrigan.  Light: Ian McKenzie. Op: Michelle Johnson. SM: Bill Garner. Poster: Peter Corrigan, Sue Ingleton. Set Const: Corrigan, Sue Ingleton, John Koenig, Bayne Laurie and cast. Cast: Bruce Spence, Jane Clifton, Wilfred Last, Peter Cummins, Rob Meldrum, Carol Porter, Eddie van Rosendael (drummer).

Chess set: Poppyshop. Stools by Stewarts Hotel.

 

TOUR to ADELAIDE.

 

(57)RIVER JORDAN-Michael Byrnes                                                3/10-26/10 1974

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Tim Robertson. Des: Susy Potter. Light: Ian McKenzie. Photo: Ponch Hawkes, Production : Helen Clemson, Evelyn Krape, Michelle Johnson, Ian Forster, Peter Cummins, Graeme Isaac, Robin Laurie, David Pryce, Arthur Hynes. Cast: Wayne Stuart, Peter Dyke, Greig Pickhaver, Max Gillies, Wilfred Last, Eileen Chapman, Lindzee Smith, Rob Meldrum.

 

(59)THE SPORTS SHOW Group Dev.                                                    Nov-1974

COMMUNTIY THEATRE TOUR

Writer: Jack Hibberd & Cast. Group devised.  Music:  Lorraine Milne. Cast: Bill Garner: Claire Dobbin, Sue Ingleton, Wayne Stuart, Eileen Chapman, Gary Waddell.

 

POPEYE PUPPETS-THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT                           1974

Cast & puppet builders: Graeme Isaacs Claire Dobbin, Michael Price, Laurel Frank, Roz de Winter, Alan Robertson.

 

(46)BOB AND JOE’S REVENGE                                                      12/11-15/12 1974

FRONT THEATRE

Devised and performed by Bob Thorneycroft, Joe Bolza. Light: Laurel Frank, Sound Op: Roz de Winter. Backstage: Neil Giles, Photo: Ivan Gaal. Music: Peter Thorneycroft and Michael Otway. Art : Bob Daly. Doors: Brian Langsdorf. Poster: Susy Potter. Const: Greig Pickhaver, Michael Price, Jacky Kerin, David Jaffe.

 

1975

 

(45)BEDFELLOWS-Barry Oakley                                                                       4/1-28/2 1975

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Jack Hibberd. SM: Chris Berkman. Des: John Timlin, Jack Hibberd, Chris Berkman. Light: Ian McKenzie. Poster: George Baldessin, James Wong. Photo: Larry Meltzer. Construct: Beauchamp & Huggard. Greig Pickhaver, Laurie Clancy. Cast: Bill Garner, Fay Mokotow, Max Gillies.

 

THE MONEY SHOW                                                                                               - 5/4/75

 touring AMWU Group Devised Communtiy theatre project Opened at Carlton Festival- 3-5 weeks season

Bill Garner, Max Gillies, Sue Ingleton, Helen Clemson, Fay Mokotow

 

(54) MARY SHELLEY AND THE MONSTERS-Tim Robertson.      25/3-2/5 1975

FRONT THEATRE

Book created by Tim Robertson, Mary Shelley, her circle and group improvisation

Dir: Alan Robertson. Des: Peter Corrigan & The Mother of invention. Music: Graeme Isaac, Buzz Leeson, Eric Gradman, Geoff Boyd. Light: Laurel Frank and Arthur Hynes SM: Paul Hampton Operators Michelle Johnson & Laurel Frank. Puppets by Alan Robertson, Graeme Isaac, Bruce Spence. Masks: Suzie Potter. Costumes: Fay Mokotow, Jan Cole, Laurel Frank, Sigrid von Borke, Jenny Walsh. Set Construction by Arthur Hynes, Grieg Pickhaver, John Romeril, Michelle Johnson, Ursula Long. Cast: Wilfred Last, Bruce Spence, Claire Dobbin, Roz de Winter, Michael Price, Tony Taylor, Rob Meldrum, Evelyn Krape, Buzz Leeson, Graeme Isaac.

 

(51)GOODBYE TED-Jack Hibberd, John Timlin                          April 1975

OUTSIDE PRODUCTION

Music: Lorraine Milne. Words: Jack Hibberd. Cast Brian Hannan, Reg Evans, Colin McEwan, Eve Godly, Val Lehman, John Diedrich, Peter Garrison, Val Jellay.

 

(52)THE HILLS FAMILY SHOW-group developed                               26/6-1/8 1975

FRONT THEATRE ( plus RETURN SEASON Oct 1975)

Dir: Bill Hannan with the group. Writers: John Romeril, Bill Hannan, Jack Hibberd & cast. Set :Carol Porter. Light: Laurel Frank Const: Kelvin Gedye. Costume: Helen Clemson & cast. Photo: Larry Meltzer. Producer: Jon Hawkes. Cast: Max Gillies, Tony Taylor, Sue Ingleton, Fay Mokotow, Evelyn Krape, Bill Garner, Rob Meldrum, Bob Thorneycroft, Buzz Leeson, Sigrid von Borke.

 

ARTS COUNCIL VIC COUNTRY TOUR May31/June26. 1976 as above

ADELAIDE/SYDNEY/MELB TOUR  1977. as above Return season:

FRONT THEATRE 5/5-12/6. 1977. Cast: Evelyn Krape,Tony Taylor, Max Gillies, Bill Garner,  Jack Weiner, Fay Mokotow, Laurel Frank.  Photos: Brendan Hennessy. Backdrop: Bob Daly Program /poster Carol Porter

 

JUNGLE OF CITIES- B Brecht adapt. by Phil Motherwell         July-August 1975

BACK THEATRE.

Dir: Phil Motherwell & Linzee Smith. Cast: Phil Motherwell, Karl Gallagher (meltdown, taken over by Smith), Ann Hetherington, Evan Richards, Miguel [KuKu Baba], Gail Hansen. Photo: Anna Gruenz. Set: Evan Richards

 

(55)THE MOTHER-B Brecht.                                                           13/8-20/9 1975

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Lindsay Smith. Des: The cast. Dramaturg: J Romeril. Cast: Carol Porter, Michael Price, Jon Hawkes, Larry Meltzer, Neil Giles, Eileen Chapman, Rose Speed, Sigrid von Borke.

 & THE ELEPHANT CALF-B.Brecht.

FRONT THEATRE- THE (APG)POPEYE PUPPETS-supper show.

Graeme Isaac, Roz de Winter, Tony Taylor, Hellen Sky, Claire Dobbin, Laurel Frank. Photo: Micky Allen.

 

THE HILLS FAMILY SHOW                                                                       October 1975

FRONT THEATRE - RETURN SEASON

 

(59)THREE MONOLOGUES                                                                Nov-Dec 1975

BACK THEATRE

THE SECOND RATER- Turgenev. Devised & performed by Bill Garner

NOT I-S.Beckett. Devised & performed by Roz de Winter

SMOKING-.A.Chekov. Devised & performed by Max Gillies

 

(51) THE GOLDEN HOLDEN -John Romeril.                                             Nov-Dec 1975

FRONT THEATRE

 The Theatre of Fact Team: Dir: Lindsay Smith. Music: Buzz Leeson. Light: Jon Hawkes, Kelvin Gedye. Cast: Carol Porter, Robin Laurie, Susy Potter, Paul Hampton, Roz de Winter, Neil Giles.

 

TOURING IN 1975

BEDFELLOWS                                                                              3-15/3 ADELAIDE

(14)NEW ZEALAND TOUR:                                                           august 1975

THE LES DARCY SHOW

MRS THALLY F

ONE OF NATURE’S GENTLEMEN

Cast: Susy Potter, Yvonne Marini, Bill Garner, Bob Thorneycroft. Music: Inge da Costa

 

THE MONEY SHOW -Group developed.  Community Theatre

Cast: Max Gillies, Bill Garner, Sue Ingleton, Jane Clifton, Helen Clemson, Fay Mokotow.

 

1976

 

THE GOLDEN HOLDEN -return season-                                               jan 1976

FRONT THEATRE

 

DOUBLE BILL                                                                              23/1-22/2 1976

FRONT THEATRE

(63)YOURS FOR THE MASKING     B.Thorneycroft, J Bolza                 

Masks:Jackie Kerin. Lighting: Laurel Frank Sound: Jackie Kerin. Also: Kelvin Gedye, Lindsay Dresden, Max Gillies, George Dreyfus, Jenny Walsh ,Ian McKenzie

 plus-HOW GREY WAS MY NURSE-Chee Po Puppets

Dir: Jane Clifton. Cast: Claire Dobbin, Hellen Sky, Tony Taylor, Alan Robertson, Laurel Frank. Music: Jack Weiner. Lights: Ian McKemzie Jon Hawkes, Ponch Hawkes Set: Graeme Isaac, John Koenig, Greig Pickhaver, Kelvin Gedye. Publicity: Robin Laurie

 

(55)MY FOOT, MY TUTOR-P.Handke                                           Feb27-March 1976

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Lindsay Smith .Des: Carol Porter. Cast: Bob Thorneycroft, Joe Bolza.

 

(59)STASIS.- Group Developed.                                                                 2/4- 1976

BACK THEATRE

Group Developed and devised with asst Dir: Yvonne Marini. Photo: John Gollings. Cast:. Rob Meldrum, Roz de Winter, Sue Ingleton, Susy Potter..

 

(59)A TOAST TO MELBA.-J.Hibberd                                           6/3-1/4 1976

TOUR-ADELAIDE FESTIVAL(premiere) , NATIONAL THEATRE (ST.KILDA)

Dir: Jack Hibberd. Original Des: Peter Corrigan (trashed) Jane Clifton, Alan Robertson Carol Porter, Jack Hibberd and cast. Origin Music: Lorraine Milne Singing coach: John Watts. Movt Coach: Wendy Robertson. Light: Ian McKenzie Op: Laurel Frank. SM: Jane Clifton. Poster : Peter Corrigan. Costume: Helen Clemson. Photo Jane Clifton. Set Const: Kelvin Gedye, John Koenig. Cast: Evelyn Krape, Tony Taylor, Claire Dobbin, Paul Hampton, Fay Mokotow, Max Gillies, Jack Weiner, Peter Finlay.

 

(43)THE AMAZING DISCOUNT SHOW                                   15/4-(5 weeks) 1976

ACT WITHOUT WORDS- S. Becket. Cast: Bob Thorneycroft, Joe Bolza

SELF ACCUSATION-Peter Handke.  Cast :Jackie Kerin, Alison Richards

 

(56)PECKING ORDERS-Phil Motherwell  Dir: Alan Robertson. Des: Peter Corrigan. Light Op: Ponch Hawkes. Cast: Bill Garner, James Shuv’us, Phil Motherwell, Rod Burchill, Bill Laurie, Alan Robertson, Neil Giles

 

(51)HILLS FAMILY SHOW/ARTS COUNCIL VIC COUNTRY TOUR May31/June26. 1976 as above

cast,  Evelyn Krape, Bill Garner, Max Gillies, Jon Hawkes. Sue Ingleton, Rob Meldrum Fay Mokotow, Tony Taylor, Jack Weiner. Tour manager: David Healy. Publicity Ian Roberts Driver Ted Alexander. Crew: Suzy Potter, Kelvin Gedye. Set Bob Daly. Lighting design Laurel Frank Kelvin Gedye photos Larry Melzer handcrafted doll Graeme Isaac and Laurel Frank.

(58) SISTERS -Robin Thurston.                                                                               1976

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Richard Murphet. Set: Carol Porter. Light: Laurel Frank. Op: Ponch Hawkes. Set Const: John Ley, Alan Robertson, Bayne Laurie. Voice & Movet:  Wendy Robertson. Photo: Ponch Hawkes. Cast: Kerry Dwyer, Jenny Jones, Margot Nash, Jane Clifton, Roz de Winter, Ursula Harrison, Claire Dobbin, Robin Laurie

 

(43)AC/DC-Heathcote Williams.                                                                   June 1976

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Lindzee Smith  Designer: Bob Daly  Lighting: Ponch Hawkes, Laurel Frank.

Video: Bob Weis, Margot Nash. Set Constr: John Koenig, Bayne Laurie, Alan Robertson.

Cast: Jane Clifton, Larry Meltzer, Richard Murphet, Phil Motherwell, Carol Porter.

 

(53)KNUCKLE-David Hare                                                             5/8-5/9 1976

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Alan Robertson. Des: Chris Berkman. Light: Ian McKenzie Op: Laurel Frank. Constr: Chris Berkman, Bayne Laurie, John Romeril, Jack Weiner. Music: The Queensberry St Sextet (Lorraine Milne, Josie Weel, Lloyd Poole, Dan Wallis, Neil Ruddick, Ian Ferguson, Rudi Cesario). Cast: Evelyn Krape,Tim Robertson, John Romeril, Fay Mokotow, Max Gillies, Jack Weiner.

 

(56)THE OVERCOAT-J.Hibberd (from Gogol)                              30/9-30/10 1976

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Tim Robertson. Des: Susy Potter. Composer: Martin Friedel. Singer: Jan Friedel. Cast: Peter Cummins, Evelyn Krape, Jack Weiner, Richard Murphet, Paul Hampton.

 

(63)THE YOUNG PEER GYNT.-H. Ibsen.                          16/11 4 weeks 1976

ST MARKS HALL- NTH FITZROY

Stasis: group devised. Asst: Jenny Kemp. Des & poster: Sue Ingleton. Light/Drumming: Neil Giles Photo: John Gollings. Cast: Rob Meldrum, Roz de Winter, Sue Ingleton..

 

 (59)A STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION -J.Hibberd                   Nov1976- Jan1977

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Paul Hampton. Des: John Koenig, Paul Hampton. Photo: Brendan Hennessy Cast: Max Gillies.

 

(48)THE DUDDERS- John.Romeril & John Timlin                                    11/11- 1976

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: John Romeril.John Timlin. Set: Carol Porter. Constr: Alan Robertson, Rick Ludbrook, Hellen Sky, Robyn Laurie, Carol Porter. Light: Ian McKenzie. Costume: Claire Dobbin. Photo, Light & Sound Op: Ponch Hawkes. Cast: Tim Robertson, Alison Richards, Susy Potter, Bob Thorneycroft, Bob Daly, Peter Green, Richard Murphet, Bill Garner.

 

TOURING IN 1976

A TOAST TO MELBA Adelaide Festival/National Theatre, St. Kilda.

THE HILLS FAMILY SHOW Victorian Arts Council Country Tour May/June

THE SYLVIA PLATH SHOW- STASIS.

Devised and performed by Roz de Winter, Rob Meldrum, Sue Ingleton

SOAPBOX CIRCUS All year travelling incorporating Matchbox Band.

 

1977

 

(56)PHAR LAP-ITS CINGALESE FOR LIGHTNING Y’KNOW- Steven Mastare

FRONT THEATRE                                                                                         11/3-24/3/1977

Dir: Paul Hampton. Des: Micky Allen, Carol Porter. Light: Ian McKenzie. Original Music: Andrew Bell. Poster: Bob Daly. Props :Ursula Harrison. Costume: Freda Rowed. Sound Op: Margot Nash.. Cast: Susy Potter, Claire Dobbin, Phil Motherwell, Alison Richards, Wilfred Last, Greig Pickhaver.

 

(43)ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA-Shakespeare STASIS          16/6-31/7 1977

BACK THEATRE

Group Directed and designed. Poster&Program/Costume: Sue Ingleton. Musician: Eric Engelbogen. Lighting: Laurel Frank Op:Alison Richards. Sound: Kelvin Gedye Extra help Bob Daly. Cast: Rob Meldrum, Roz de Winter, Jenny Kemp, Sue Ingleton.

 TOUR: including a School Touring Workshop Based on Play. concurrent.

 

(63)YESTERDAYS NEWS J.Seabrook(Joint Stock Co)                              29/4-5/6 1977

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Wilfred Last. Cast: Greig Pickhaver, Richard Murphet, Claire Dobbin, Peter Green, Paul Hampton, Phil Motherwell, Carol Porter.

 

(57) RADIO ACTIVE HORROR SHOW-JRomeril & group              7/7-21/8 1977

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Carol Porter. Des: Carol Porter and Group. Light Op: Greig Pickhaver. Video: Bob Weis. Costume : Hellen Sky. Lighting des: John Crowmeadow. Video Production: Bob Weis, Judy Stack, Marg Clancy, John Robinson. Slides: Rae Walker, Bob Daly. Poster: Peter Dickie. Cast: Wilfred Last, Margot Nash, Kerry Dwyer, Ursula Harrison, Richard Murphet.

 

(59)A STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION -J.Hibberd                               24/8-11/9 1977

FRONT THEATRE- RETURN SEASON

Dir: Paul Hampton. Des: John Koenig, Paul Hampton. Photo: Brendan Hennessy. Cast: Max Gillies.

 

(49)DOMESTIC CONTRADICTIONS-Bill Garner, Helen Garner            July 1977

RADIO PROGRAM. ABC. made in Sydney

Producer: Marius Webb (ABC) Cast included: Bill Garner, Peter Dickie, Bob Daly, Jack Weiner, Fay Mokotow, Evelyn Krape, Tony Taylor, Jackie Kerin, Wilfred Last, Kerry Dwyer, Max Gillies.

Axed on 8June, reinstated July12/13th?(Age 14/7/77

 

(44)BACK TO BOURKE STREET-Group developed       21/7-13/8 ;12/9-18/9 1977

FRONT & BACK THEATRE- suppershows .La Mama season 8-10/9 77 10pm

Original Show-Group developed: Tony Taylor, Claire Dobbin, Evelyn Krape, Elizabeth Drake. Design & Art: Robert Pearce. Light: Paul Hampton. Musical Director: Elizabeth Drake.

Second Production                                                                                    4/11-31/12 1977

LAST LAUGH THEATRE RESTAURANT

Produced by John Pinder in association with APG.Dir: Paul Hampton. Musical arrangements: Bruce George. Set: Peter Corrigan. Costume: Rose Chong, Margot Lindsay. SM: Simon Dennis. Graphics; Laurel Olszewski. Photos: Rennie Ellis. Cast then also included Sue Ingleton, Rob Meldrum.

including supper shows.

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS                                      25 feb-4 march 1978

FRONT THEATRE RETURN SEASON                                                         21/3-16/4  1978

MUSIC CENTRE, ROCKS SYDNEY                                                        may 6’78

PARIS THEATRE SYDNEY                                            Sunday may7’78

 

(55)FIVE O’CLOCK SHADOW. NIGHTSHIFT.                    1-3/9, 7-10/9 1977

BACK THEATRE

MICHI’S BLOOD-Franz Xavier Kroetz .Dir: Richard Murphet& Lindzee Smith. Cast: Carol Porter, James Shuv’us

COWBOY MOUTH-Sam Shepard Dir: Lindzee Smith. Music: Red Symons.  Cast: Phil Motherwell. James Shuv’us

LOCAL STIGMATIC- Heathcote Williams. Dir: Richard Murphet Cast. Phil Motherwell, Greig Pickhaver, Billy Tisdall

KILLERS HEAD-Sam Shepard. Dir Lindzee Smith. Cast: Billy Tisdall.

 

(55)A NIGHTSHIFT PERFORMANCE (YEAR UNKNOWN) DATES fri 10,Sat11.

FRONT THEATRE - 11pm - Set:Peter Corrigan.

COWBOY MOUTH-S.Shepard & Patti Smith. Phil Motherwell, James Shuv’us

GRIMACES-a film by Phil Motherwell.

WE AIM TO PLEASE-a film by Margot Nash & Robin Laurie

BEGGAR & THE DEAD DOG -B.Brecht & Phil Motherwell.

 

(59)SMAK’IN THE DAKS.                                                                        17/11-24/12 1977

FRONT THEATRE- SOAPBOX CIRCUS

Writers: Bob Daly, Richard Murphet, Carol Porter. Dir: Carol Porter, Richard Murphet. Des: Bob Daly. Costume: Rose Chong, Margot Lindsay. Sound Kelvin Gedye. Light: Ponch Hawkes. Aerial Rig: Tim Coldwell, Sue Broadway. Posters: Bob Daly, Chips Mackinolty. Publicity: Richard East, Mary Duggan, Fay Mokotow. Cast:Alan Robertson, Jon Hawkes, Robin Laurie, Hellen Sky, Michael Price, Laurel Frank, Tony Burkys, Jim Conway, Mic Conway, Gordon McClean , Colin Stevens, Peter Mulheisen, Rick Ludbrook.

 

TOURING 1977

HILLS FAMILY SHOW , Bondi Pavilion, Sydney                        . 10/3-24/4

STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION: Sydney30/6-30/8; Canberra 20/9-1/10; Victorian Country 10/10-23/10; Hobart 31/10-5/11.

ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA-schools workshops 31/3-31/7

SOAPBOX CIRCUS tour eastern states- 179 performances.

 

1978

 

(54)IT’S A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS-B.Keefe                                  12/1-5/3 1978

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Wilfred Last. Des: Peter Corrigan & Cast. Photo : Ponch Hawkes Light: Daryl Wilkinson. Costume: Margot Lindsay, Rose Chong. Light Op :Kelvin Gedye. Producer: John Timlin, Fay Mokotow. Cast: David Kendall, Bruce Spence, Kerry Dwyer, Phil Motherwell, Bill Garner, Peter Green, Alison Richards, Tim Robertson, Fay Mokotow.

 

(44)BACK TO BOURKE ST                                                       21/3-16/4 1978

FRONT THEATRE  Second Production-RETURN SEASON.

 

(43)1978  MAYDAY CELEBRATIONS                                                   1-6 MAY’78

BASEMENT

Days of the Commune- B Brecht

Dreamers of the Absolute-P. Motherwell. rehearsed reading

PreParadise, Sorry Now - R.W.Fassbinder.

NYC Video

Destiny- D.Edgar

Video-Garry Patterson

Occupations-T.Griffiths {Kerry Dwyer, Bruce Spence, Max Gillies, Bill Garner}

Film-Me and Daphne-David Hays

San Francisco Video

Seminar Dance & Poetry, Womens Lit

Womens Films: ‘Secret Storm’-Martha Ansara; ‘Letters From Poland’- Sophie Turkiewicz.

 

(56)PRE-PARADISE, SORRY NOW -R.W.Fassbinder                                15/5-14/6 1978

FRONT THEATRE - NIGHTSHIFT

Dir: Lindzee Smith & Richard Murphet. Performance Cast: Lindzee Smith, James Shuv’us, John Ley, Carol Porter, Betsy Sussler.

Technical Director:Tim Burns.

Film Cast: Carol Porter, Lindzee Smith, Betsy Sussler, James Shuv’us, John Ley, Richard Murphet, Bayne Laurie, Wilfred Last.

 

plus- POLITICAL TRANSMISSION - A Tim Burns Film.

Cast: Lindzee Smith, Helen Rutherford, Robert Cooney, Michael Sahl and the X Magazine People.

 

(50)FOOLSHOE HOTEL-Barry Dickins                                                          15/8-17/9 1978

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Wilfred Last. Design, set & costume: Susy Potter with Laurel Frank, Rose Chong John Koenig, Rod Williams, Kelvin Gedye . Cast: Fay Mokotow, Bill Garner, Dick May, Tony Taylor, Roy Baldwin, Jonathon Hardy.

 

(55)NIGHTSHIFT SEASON AT THE LOFT             4 -5/8; 10 -13/8;17- 20/8 1978

(303B Smith St Collingwood)

MOTHER COURAGE-film. Guest Speaker: John Willett                4 -5/8

SALIVA MILKSHAKE-H.Brenton.                                                      10 -13/8

Dir: Lindzee Smith Des: Carol Porter. Cast: John Ley, Lulu Pinkus, James Shuv’us

RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR-Joe Orton                                      17- 20/8

Dir: Betsy Sussler  Des: James Shuv’us. Cast: Bret Sler(Betsy Sussler) James Shuv’us, Lindzee Smith

 

(46)THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT                         9/8-3/9 1978

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Kerry Dwyer. Set Design: Carol Porter .Const: Eve Glen, Bayne Laurie. Light: Laurel Frank, Ponch Hawkes, Michelle Johnson, Sound: Sally Clifton. Photo: Ruth Maddison  Costumes: Rose Chong. Cast: Carol Porter, Nano Nagle, Ursula Harrison, Janet Robertson, Kate Legge, Margot Lindsay.

 

(44,61)VOICES -S Griffin.                                                                       21/9- 15/10 1978

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Fay Mokotow. Design: Eve Glenn .Light: Laurel Frank, Michelle Johnson. Set Const: Alan Robertson. Poster: Lyn Hovey. Photo: Dorothey Lange (Ian McKenzie prints) Cast: Janet Robertson, Jenny Hearn, Ros Horin, Ursula Harrison, Charmayne Lane.

 

(55)DESIGN SEASON-NIGHTSHIFT                                                         14-17/9 1978

BACK THEATRE

RED LOVE-Rosa Von Prauheim from Alexandra Kollantai                   7-10/9 1978

 Dir & Design: Bret Sler (Betsy Sussler) Songs: Jan Cornall. Drawings:Carol Porter Tech Sally Clifton, Kelvin Gedye. Set Cons:Bob Daly. Cast: Jan Cornall. Claire Dobbin, Maison Moon (Sue Ingleton), Nano Nagle, Lulu Pinkus, Hellen Sky.

 

TO END GOD’S JUDGEMENT-A.Artaud

Co ord: Tim Burns

 

L’AMANTE ANGLAISE- M Duras.                                                        14-17/9 1978

Dir: James Shu’vus. Cast Jan Cornall. Bret Sler, Lindzee Smith.

 

(49)DREAMERS OF THE ABSOLUTE- Phil Motherwell        27/9/-22/10 1978

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Lindzee Smith. Des: Peter Corrigan. Producer: Richard Murphet. Light: Kelvin Gedye Cast: Rod McNicol, James Shuv’us, Robin Laurie, Jon Hawkes, Bill Garner, Phil Motherwell, Dick May, Carol Porter, Greig Pickhaver.

Design engineered Arthur Metesky (Georges brother). Sound Op: Sally Clifton .Slides: Charles Werewether, Bret Sler (Betsy Sussler). Musical Assistance: Andrew Bell, Wilbur Wild, Martin Armiger, Eddie Van Rosendael.. Publicity :John Timlin, Suzy Potter.

(57)

REEL WOMEN- WOMENS’ FILM FESTIVAL                30/10-12/11 1978

BASEMENT

Organiser: Kerry Dwyer Films included: India Song (Marguerite Duras) We Aim To Please (Margot Nash, Robin Laurie), Size 10, etc. See APPENDIX ‘D’

 

(53)LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE-  C.Churchill.      2/11-3/12 19 78

BACK THEATRE

 Dir: Wilfred Last. Light: Ponch Hawkes, Michelle Johnson. Costume: Rose Chong. Cast: Richard Murphet, Sue Ingleton, Ursula Harrison, James Shuv’us, John Ley, Peter Hosking.

 

(58)THE SHIP’S WHISTLE- B.Oakley                                           10/9- 8/11- 1978

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Paul Hampton. Light: Jeff Fiddes. Op:Laurel Frank. Costume: Rose Chong. Photo Ruth Maddison. Sound: Sally Clifton. Music: Danny Spooner .Backdrop: Bob Daly. Cast: Max Gillies, Terry McDermott, Reg Evans, Barry Dickens, Tony Taylor, Judy Woodroffe, Kim Gyngell, Roger Oakley, Claire Dobbin, Fay Mokotow.

 

(63)THE YOUNG AND THE JOBLESS group                                    5/12-10/12 1978

BACK THEATRE & TOUR

 Dir: Alison Richards, Claire Dobbin Alan Robertson. Cast:.performers were on the dole- no names.

 

TOURING 1978

CIRCUS OZ Moomba (feb/march) Adelaide Festival (march) Schools (Melb july/aug) National Gallery (Melb:nov/dec).

NIGHTSHIFT Sydney (Aug)

THE YOUNG AND THE JOBLESS Schools tour Melb (oct/nov)

 

REHEARSED PLAYREADINGS in the BASEMENT

MICKEYS MOOMBA-J.Romeril 28/7

NON-STOP CONNELLY SHOW -J.Arden, M.d’Arcy. 26/7

 

1979

 

(55)MICKEY’S MOOMBA. J Romeril                                                       22/2-18/3 1979

PANEL BEATERS

Dir: Alan Robertson. Des: Eve Glenn. Movet:Bob Thorneycroft. Music: George Dreyfus, Jane Clifton, Andrew Bell, Steve (Buzz)Leeson, Peter Mulheisen, Celeste Howden. Musicians: Linda Archren, Andrew Bell, Celeste Howden, Tim Whiteside. Set Const: Wendy Black, Tim Coldwell, Peter Dickie, Carol Ruff, Bob Vincent, Rose Wise, Fran King, Steve McCarthy, Alan Robertson, Angela Gee, Sarah Marmom. Lights: Kelvin Gedye, Geoff Fiddes, Maria Milankovic. Sound: Sally Clifton, Kelvin Gedye. Cast: Hellen Sky, Ursula Harrison, Paul Trahair, Buzz Leeson, Jane Clifton, Anita Coombs, Susy Potter, JohnThomson.

 

(61)TRAITORS-S.Sewell                                                              26 /4-10/6 1979

FRONT THEATRE (Co winner of 1978 Playwrights Competition)

Dir: Kerry Dwyer. Asst. Dir: Nano Nagle. Des: Dave Maes. Music composed: Andrew Bell, Poster: Eve Glenn. Wendy Black. Slides: Dave May, Rod McNicol. Set Constr: Alan Robertson, Dave May, Eve Glenn. Lighting: Tony Watts. Light Op: Tracy Eddington. Sound Op: Sally Clifton. Photo: Ruth Maddison , John Gollings. Musicians (recorded) Elizabeth Drake, Sally Ford, Beth Turner, Eddy van Rosendael, Bob Weis (screams) Andrew Bell. Cast: Sue Ingleton, Judy McHenry, Mark Minchinton, Jan Cornall, Wilfred Last, Bill Garner.

 

MAYDAY SUPPERSHOW                                                                    1/5 1979

FRONT THEATRE

Performers:Terry Darmody, Elizabeth Drake, Paul Hampton, Bill Garner, Ladies Revolutionary Brass, Bob Daly, Hellen Sky, Astounding Optimissimos.

 

(62)THE WOMAN Edward Bond                                                 19/7-26/8- 1979

Directed by Aarne Neeme. Design Anna French Project Director Mark Minchinton Cast .Margaret Cameron, Wilfred Last ,Paul Hampton, Moira Claux, Rod Williams, Paul Trahair, Mark Minchinton, Lisa Dombrowski, Kaarin Fairfax Christa Dreeenan Brenda Marshall, Nigel Cox, Lou Beranek, Julie Dawson, Alan Godecke, Maureen Hartley, Peter King, Bill Mansell, Richard Healy, Lyn Semmler, Paul Shaw.

 

(55)L’AMANTE ANGLAISE, LA MUSICA -M Duras                               12/7 5/8 1979

BACK THEATRE

Dir: James Shu’vus. Production team Rose Chong, Bayne Laurie, Sally Clifton, Jill Gibb, Wilfred Last. Cast:Jane Clifton, Phil Motherwell, Rod McNicol

 

(47)CABARAY NIGHT                                                                   31/8/1979

Dir: Paul Hampton. Compere : Sue Ingleton. Included Jan Cornall, Libby Drake. Di Duncombe, Bob and Nancy, and Cabaret Conspiracy. Rose Wise

 

(47)CALLING FOR HELP-P. Handke/

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Lindy Davies.  Cast:VCA Students

 

(8)SHEILA ALONE -Jenny Kemp.                                                 13/9-30/9 1979

BACK THEATRE.& tour Adelaide Festival of Australian Theatre & LA MAMA

Dir: Jenny Kemp Cast:Marilyn O’Donnell.

JEALOUSY OR THE AFFAIR- J. Kemp

Dir: Jenny Kemp Cast:Marilyn O’Donnell, Rob Meldrum.

THE POINT ISN’T TO TELL YOU- J.Kemp  with Rob Meldrum.

Devised & directed by Jenny Kemp , Performed by Rob Meldrum. With Elizabeth Drake

 

BOB AND NANCY SCHOOL TOUR

 

REHEARSED PLAYREADINGS

BANQUET OF VIPERS-.Alicia Tierney

Dir: Jean Pierre Mignon.

HANG OF THE GAOL.-H.Barker

Dir: John Moore.

 

(63)ZASTROZZI      George Walker.                                              1/11-19/11 1979

BACK THEATRE

Dir  Paul Trahair Cast: Bill Garner, Lisa Dombrowski, Tony Rickards, Peter Hosking, Amanda Muggleton, Mark Minchinton.

 

(49) FAILING IN LOVE AGAIN-Jan Cornall                                  21/11-23/12 1979

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Robin Laurie & Nano Nagle. Music composed: Elizabeth Drake. Set: Carol Porter, Production Team: Sue Broadway, Kelvin Gedye, Bruce Keller, Tony Gary, Matt Bienstock. Band: Elizabeth Drake, Marnie Sheehan, Kathy Loosely. Costume: Laurel Frank. Light: Tony Watts. Op:Paul Jones. Photo: Ruth Maddison Singers: Jan Cornall, Terry Darmody, Di Duncombe, Evelyn Krape, Robbie McGregor.

 

(51)GIVE THE SHADOW A RUN                                        18/10-4/11 1979

BACK THEATRE & TOUR

Mill Theatre-Geelong 6/11-10/11;  Adelaide Australian Drama Festival

                                                                                                             .23/11-1/12 ‘79

THE FITZROY YANK - Phil Motherwell. Dir:Wilfred Last. Cast: James Shuv’us

THE LAUGHING BANTAM - Phil Motherwell. Dir:Judy McHenry Cast: Wilfred Last, Judy McHenry, James Shuv’us, Bill Wilson

THE SURGEONS ARMS- Phil Motherwell. Dir: Wilfred Last. Cast: Barry Dickens, Judy McHenry, James Shuv’us, Bill Wilson.

THE ROTTEN TEETH SHOW-Barry Dickins. Dir: Barry Dickens, Ross Dixon.

NATURE STRIP-Barry Dickins. Dir: Barry Dickins. Cast: Judy McHenry, Marilyn O’Donnell.

 

1980

 

(57)SCANLAN- Barry Oakley.                                                                      1980

plus SMOKING IS A HEALTH HAZARD-A.Chekov.

UNIVERSAL THEATRE

Dir: Neil Armfield. Light: Fred Wallace. Cast: Max Gillies.

 

(47)CARBONI-J.Romeril                                                                            12/2-15/3 1980

FRONT THEATRE &TOUR(Canberra)

Dir: Bill Hannan Musician :Paul Trahair. SM & Light: Paul Hampton. Des: Trina Parker. Light: Kelvin Gedye. Poster: Chris Berkman. Photo: Ruth Maddison. Costume: Rose Chong. Composer:Paul Trahair, George Dreyfus.

Cast: Bruce Spence.

(Rehearsed Reading 3/12/79)

 

(58)SISTER -Joy Wiedersatz                                                                22/4-1980

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Denis Moore. Des: Peter King, Michael Anderson. Light: Richard Mackay Scollay, Ruth Constantine. Sound: Greig Pickhaver. Op :Linda Archren. Costume: Val Levkowicz Prop: Danny Nash, Richard Healy. Slides: Peter Hosking. Set Construct: Michael Anderson. Cast: Nicole Lecompt, Val Levkowicz, Mavis Smith, Peter Hosking, Jackie Kerin, Danny Nash, Robin Anson.

 

(53)THE KEN WRIGHT SHOW Barry Dickens                                              8/7-3/8 1980

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Denis Moore.Des: Peter King. Sound & SM: Cathy Potter. Costume: Jo White Light: Denis Moore. Set Const: Bayne Laurie. Musical director & composer :Danny Nash. Cast: Danny Nash, Curtis Weiss, Jo White, Marilyn O’Donnell, Richard Healy, Lesley Caust.

 

(59)SORE THROATS H.Brenton. Feb/march finished Sunday after March26 1980

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Wilfred Last, Richard Murphet. Poster : Bob Daly. SM: Ursula Harrison. Voice Coach: Jenny Kemp. Photo: Ruth Maddison. Set: Arthur Metesky, James Russell.  Cast: Wilfred Last, Fay Mokotow, Marilyn O’Donnell.

 

(57)RESISTOR ROUTINES  APG Ensemble                                           ?-24/5/ 1980

 FRONT THEATRE

Music: Alan Fowler, Richard Healy, Danny Nash. Light: Bill Wilson. Photo: Ruth Maddison, Roger King. Staging : Mervyn Blessing. Cast: Danny Nash, Richard Healy, Andy Pizzerella, Errol Fling. Asst dir Richard Murphet

 

(44)BANQUET OF VIPERS -A.Tierney                                                                  1980

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Jean Pierre Mignon Des: Donald Green Music: David Tolley. Cast: Julie Forsythe

 

(48)CLOUD NINE Caryll Churchill                                                       28 /8/- ?1980

 

(53)THE KATE KELLY ROADSHOW-Frank Hatherley         9/12-14/12  1980

FRONT THEATRE- APG Ensemble.

touring :Festival of Sydney 2/1-25/1 1981, Moomba, 3-5/3 1981

Dir: Nick Lathouris and Bob Thorneycroft. Producer: John Timlin. Orig Music: Jeremy Barlow. Musical Dir: Val Levkowicz, Danny Nash, Rosanne Hall-Brown. Costume: Rose Chong. Armour: Arthur Metesky. Poster: Soosie Adshead. Cast: Peter King, Val Levkowicz, Danny Nash, Denis Moore, Richard Healy, Lesley Caust, John Moulton. Ruth Constantine.

 

1981

 

(57)THE RADIO SHOW                                                                                    18/2- 1981

FRONT THEATRE(?)

Dir: David Kendall. Des: Peter King, Michael Anderson. Set Const: Alan Robertson. Cast: Simon Hughes, Stephen Parratt

 

(57)THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN MELMOTH. Evan Jones

Dir David Kendall. The ensemble

 

(61)THE TWO HEADED CALF- S.Witkacy                                          11/3-11/4 1981

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Roger Pulvers. Des: Peter King, Michael Anderson. Light: Ruth Constantine. Choreog: Evelyn Krape. Mask: Solrun Hoaas. Graphics: Greg Carroll. Set Const: Alan Robertson, Tim Coldwell. Cast: Howard Stanley, Maggie Millar, Geoffrey Clendon, William Gluth, Peter Hosking, Sue Jones.

 

(43)ARTAUD AT RODEZ.-C.Marowitz                                                   11/5-1981

FRONT THEATRE

Ensemble

Dir: Peter Friedrich  SM:Liz Stevenson  Builder: Bayne Laurie  Lighting: Nicolas Lee

Cast: Susie Dee, Rod McNicol, Rhonda Wilson, Geoff Murray, John Howard, Alan Knoephler, Suzie Rosedale, Mark Minchinton, Arpad Mihaly.

 

(59)THANK GOD IT’S NOT XMAS- Malcolm Frawley                         july 1981

UNIVERSAL THEATRE - ENSEMBLE- production delayed

Dir: Malcolm Frawley (Ian Robinson leaves) Cast: Anne Charleston (replacing Maggie Millar).Robbie McGregor, Margot Knight, David Kendall.

 

(43)THE ART OF LOBSTER WHISTLING-Val Kirwan                           1981

Ensemble Possibly at La mama

Dir: Val Kirwan. Cast: , Murray Turner(?) Val Kirwan, Ian Scott

 

(46)BOLD TALES                                                                                                           1981

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Peter King. Design: Peter Corrigan.

Tim Conigrave Simon Hughes, Denis Moore, Jillian Murray

 

(45)BED BUG CELEBRATION-John Blay                                                     4/9 1981

FRONT THEATRE  (the last pram factory show)

Dir: Richard Murphet Des: Dave Mayes. Music: Red Symons. Cast: Regina Gaigalas, Bill Garner, Diana Greentree, Ross Williams, Julie Williams, Bill Zappa.

-------------------------------------

probably 1975-6

RADIO ON THE RUN-LOOPIN DA LOOP

APG RADIO ON 3CR .Community Radio 840Khz

Sundays 12 noon to 1 pm and Tuesday nights 8.15-9.15pm

Music supporting local bands(Stiletto,Matchbox,Asleep at the Wheel ) performances, dj’s community, apg announcements

Greig Pickhaver (aka HG Nelson) ‘born a DJ and compulsive talker’, hosted the show.

Domestic Contradictions- Socialism in One Room (10 eps)


OUTSIDE GROUPS  & /OR CO-PRODUCTIONS AT THE PRAM

 

 

THE TEMPEST-W.Shakespeare.                                                       22/11-13/12 1972

GUILD THEATRE (Melb Uni) Old Tote  Production entrepreneured by APG.

 

THE BACCHAE-                                                                                                             1972

FRONT THEATRE

Theatre Projects, Dir: James McCaughey. Cast Included Meredith Rogers, Barbara Ciezwiska, Peter Finlay etc

 

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT ,VC -J.Hibberd                                                       feb 1973

Melbourne Uni Student Production

Dir: John Smythe

 

FILM SEASON-FRONT THEATRE                                                             17/7-18/8 1973

COME OUT FIGHTING .Nigel Buesst film

MILLHOUSE.

 

A RIDE ACROSS LAKE CONSTANCE-P.Handke                               July 1973

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Alan Robertson. with Tribe

 

MECHANICS IN A RELAXED MANNER. Peter Lillee.             22/8 -8/9 1973

BACK THEATRE

 

WOMENS WEEKLY VOL I&2&3                                                4/3-24/3; 5-6/4; 20/4-5/5- 1974

BACK THEATRE

APG Women and beginnings of Womens Theatre Group.

 

THE STRONGER-A.Strindberg                                                                         1974

BACK THEATRE

Roz deWinter, Fay Mokotow (alternating roles)

 

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN                                                                         22/5-1/6 1974

FRONT THEATRE  - (WOMENS FESTIVAL -WOMENS THEATRE GROUP)

The Women took over the Pram Factory space for a week

PROGRAMME

Wed 22: Concert: Margaret Roadknight, Wendy Saddington, Janie Conway with Scarlet($2)

Thur 23:The Love Show (Group Dev):Cast included:Carol Porter, Jane Clifton, Robin Laurie.

Fri 24: Movies & Documentary Theatre(group dev. show based on Women in Institutions)

Sat 25: Movies & The Love Show

Sun 26: Movies & Discussion. The Talent Show.(open to all)

Mon 27: Documentary Theatre. Jam Session 10pm(open to all women musos)

Tues 28:The Love Show

Wed 29: Documentary Theatre. Poetry Reading

Thur 30: Movies. The Love Show

Frid 31: Movies & Documentary Theatre

Sat 1: Forum on Women & Creativity. Speakers: Ann Summers, Kate Jennings, Margot Nash, Ponch Hawkes. followed by Rock Dance and Bakeoff.

photographic exhibitions/ street theatre/ childminding on weekends.

 

YELLOW YACHTS -BAND                                                                        april 1975

BACK THEATRE

 

ADD A GRATED LAUGH OR TWO-Womens Theatre Group.            14/5-17/6 1975

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Evelyn Krape/Claire Dobbin. Cast Roz de Winter, Susy Potter, Marnie Sheehan Caroline Jay, Liliana Ortojola etc. Photo& Lighting: Ponch Hawkes

 

TOADS SUPPERSHOW- BAND                                                             3/11 1975

BACK THEATRE

 

WHITE COMPANY                                                                           24/11-27/11 1975

BACK THEATRE

Company from Nimbin

 

OR I’LL HOLD MY BREATH                                                                                     22/121975

BACK THEATRE

 

EMPIRE BUILDERS- Boris Vian                                                                            1975

BACK THEATRE

Theatre Projects Dir: Charles Kemp.

 

WOMENS THEATRE GROUP SUPPERSHOW                                     3/5/1976

FRONT THEATRE

Music & sketches

 

MILLIONAIRES                                                                                                            4/5 1976

FRONT THEATRE

Music. Tim McKew, Buzz Leeson

 

READY RUBBED- SUPPERSHOW                                                                         5/51976

FRONT THEATRE

Music

 

WAITING FOR GODOT-S.Beckett                                                                   13/7- 1976

FRONT THEATRE

Theatre Projects Dir: James McCaughey. Cast: Peter Finlay, Barbara Ciezwiska, William Henderson, John(?)

 

FANSHEN-D.Hare                                                                                               15/9-19/9 1976

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Lindsay Smith Cast: Rusden Drama Students.

 

STILLETO- SUPPERSHOW                                                                                    30/7 1976

FRONT THEATRE

Music. Jane Clifton, Eddie van Rosendael, Andrew Bell, Janie Conway etc.

 

ERIC BEECH, JUDY JACQUES-SUPPERSHOW                                                oct 1976

FRONT THEATRE

           

REUBEN TICE SUPPERSHOW                                                                                    oct 1976

FRONT THEATRE

music

 

SUPPERSHOW                                                                                                19/11 1976

FRONT THEATRE

 

UNCLE BOBS BAND -SUPPERSHOW                                                            26/11 1976

FRONT THEATRE

music: Terry Darmody etc

 

SOAPBOX CIRCUS SUPPERSHOW                                                            24/12 1976

FRONT THEATRE

 

FOUR LITTLE GIRLS. P.Picasso                                                                        3-21/3 1976

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Doug Anders

 

ERIC BEECH- SUPPERSHOW                                                                        2-3/2 1976

BACK THEATRE

 

MILLIONAIRES & READY RUBBED -SUPPERSHOW                                    22/3 1796

BACK THEATRE

Music

 

ROD FREEMAN SMITH                                                                                               2/4 1976

BACK THEATRE

 

SUPPERSHOW                                                                                                            7/5 1976

BACK THEATRE

 

SUPPERSHOW                                                                                                            8/5 1976

BACK THEATRE

 

MISHKA AND NOMAGAVA                                                                         june 1976

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Mike Mullins. Cast: Lindy Davies, Margaret Cameron.

 

READY RUBBED -SUPPERSHOW                                                                         July 1976

BACK THEATRE

 

KINGSFOIL-SUPPERSHOW                                                                                    July 1976

BACK THEATRE

 

MIME AND MUMBLES                                                                                        Sept 1976

BACK THEATRE

Theatre of the Deaf Performance. Sandra Shotlander

 

DIARY OF A MADMAN- Gogol.                                                                        19/10-6/11 1976

BACK THEATRE

MTC. production. Cast: Jonathon Hardy.

 

THE PHOENIX                                                                                                7/1-22/1 1977

FRONT THEATRE

Dance of Life Company. -Eugenie Knox

 

HIT AND RUN -SUPPERSHOW                                                                                    4/2 1977

FRONT THEATRE

Music

 

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS - SUPPERSHOW                                                            11/2 1977

FRONT THEATRE

Music

 

NUDES- SUPPERSHOW                                                                                                 18/2 1977

FRONT THEATRE

Music

 

COLRAINE BENEFIT NIGHT, STILLETO                                                    1/3 1977

FRONT THEATRE

Music

 

MODERN DANCE ENSEMBLE                                                                           6-15/5 1977

FRONT THEATRE

Dir:Bob Thorneycroft

 

WHITE MAN’S MISSION                                                                                          April1977

FRONT THEATRE

Popular Theatre Troupe( Brisbane)

 

GEOFF GOLDIE-SUPPERSHOW                                                            10-13/3 1977

BACK THEATRE

 

CARLTON FARCE COMPANY                                                               24/3-3/4 1977

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Charles Kemp

 

ONLY AN OLD KIT BAG-B.Dickens                                                      april 1977

BACK THEATRE

Performed and directed Barry Dickens

 

KASPAR-P.Handke                                                                                           aug 1977

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Lindsay Smith . Cast: Rusden Drama Students.

 

BAAL - B.Brecht                                                                                                oct 1977

BACK THEATRE

Theatre Projects. Dir: James McCaughey

 

NEWS -SUPPERSHOW                                                                                                Feb 1978

BACK THEATRE

 

RIVER                                                                                                            8-12/2 1978

BACK THEATRE

clowning and mime

 

ANOTHER LADY SINGS THE BLUES- SUPPERSHOW                        13-15/4 1978

FRONT THEATRE

Frankie Raymond

 

LOUISA                                                                                                         9-19/5 1978

BACK THEATRE

SeeSaw Players-Footscray Institute

Dir: Peter Green.

 

RADIO SHOW                                                                                                 29/4-14/5 1978

FRONT THEATRE

 

A DOLLAR FOR THE AUTOGRAPH                                                             11/5-3/6 1978

BACK THEATRE

George Dreyfus

 

ROTTEN TEETH SHOW-B.Dickens                                                            25/5-12/6 1978

BACK THEATRE

Performed by Barry Dickens

 

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA-W.Shakespeare                                                9-25/6 1978

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Peter King.

 

10 YEARS OF STREET POSTERS -BOB DALY                         22-25/6 1978

BASEMENT

 

CHRIS LANGHAM’S ONE MAN SHOW                                                27/6-8/7 1978

FRONT THEATRE

Devised and performed by Chris Langham.

 

EVERY NIGHT EVERY NIGHT-Ray Moonie                                       15-30/7 1978.

FRONT THEATRE

Governor’s Pleasure Theatre Group

 

WHITTLE FAMILY SHOW - SUPPERSHOW                                                 28/7 1978

FRONT THEATRE

Comedy & Music. Tracey Harvey, Mitchell Faircloth, Simon Thorpe etc

 

INDEPENDANT FILMAKERS                                                                         4-9/7 1978

BACK THEATRE

 

ROBIN ARCHER WITH LOUIS MCMANUS - SUPPERSHOW                        4/8/1978

FRONT THEATRE

 

POPULAR THEATRE TROUPE                                                                                August 1978

FRONT THEATRE

 

ONE EXTRA DANCE GROUP                                                                                    8-12/8 1978

FRONT THEATRE

 

WOMENS ELECTRIC BAND                                                                         11,18,25/8 1978

BASEMENT

 

BASEMENT BOOGIE

PANEL BEATERS-opening

 

NIGHTSHIFT SEASON AT THE LOFT             4 -5/8; 10 -13/8;17- 20/8 1978

(303B Smith St Collingwood)

MOTHER COURAGE-film. Guest Speaker: John Willett                4 -5/8

SALIVA MILKSHAKE-H.Brenton.                                                      10 -13/8

Dir: Lindzee Smith Des: Carol Porter. Cast: John Ley, Lulu Pinkus, James Shuv’us

RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR-Joe Orton                                      17- 20/8

Dir: Betsy Sussler  Des: James Shuv’us. Cast: Bret Sler(Betsy Sussler) James Shuv’us, Lindzee Smith

 

ISLAND- P.Motherwell.                                                                                      21/9-1/10 1978

BASEMENT

Rusden Students. Music: Ross Young

 

100 ARTISTS EXHIBITIONS                                                                                     Dec:1978

PANEL BEATERS

 

SUITCASE PLAYERS                                                                                          Dec 1978

BACK THEATRE

Festival of all Nations

 

CONCERNING POOR BB-                                                                 6/3-18/3 1979

BACK THEATRE/outside show

devised and performed by Beverly Blankenship.piano Elizabeth Drake Dir: Michael Brindley.

 

SKELTA THEATRE COMPANY                                                               22/3-3/4 1979

FRONT THEATRE

SELF ACCUSATION- P.Handke

ROCK GARDEN- Sam Shepard

YOUR CHILDREN- Charles Manson

 

ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE-Joe Orton                                     4-7/5 1979

S.W.O.P. Adelphi Players- Part of Moomba

 

PARADISE DEPRESSION STYLE                                                       10/5-3/6 1979

BACK THEATRE

THE ASTOUNDING OPTIMISSMOS-Tim Gooding 

Dir: Jean Pierre Mignon. Cast & others: Barry Ferrier, Elizabeth Lancaster, Daniel Price, Bruce Keller, Camille Gardner.

 

DREAMS AND TRANCE DANCES                                                       14-17/6 1979

BACK THEATRE

Leni Sloan

 

CALLING FOR HELP-P. Handke

BACK THEATRE

Dir: Lindy Davies.  Cast:VCA Students

SHEILA ALONE -Jenny Kemp.                                                             13/9-30/9 1979

BACK THEATRE.& tour Adelaide Festival of Australian Theatre & LA MAMA

Dir: Jenny Kemp Cast:Marilyn O’Donnell.

JEALOUSY OR THE AFFAIR- J. Kemp

Dir: Jenny Kemp. Cast: Marilyn O’Donnell, Rob Meldrum.

 

THE POINT ISN’T TO TELL YOU- J.Kemp  with Rob Meldrum. (UNCERTAIN DATE)

Devised and performed by Jenny Kemp , Rob Meldrum.

 

KINETIC ENERGY DANCE COMPANY                                                   26-30/9 1979

FRONT THEATRE

Dir: Graham Jones

 

ANGEL OF THE GRAVEYARD-Ray Mooney                                              6-30/9 1979

BACK THEATRE

Governor’s Pleasure Theatre Group Dir: Ray Mooney

 

ROLE OF WOMEN                                                                                            9/12 1979

FRONT THEATRE

Womens Roller Skating Collective from Sydney

 

EVERYMAN                                                                                                 Dec 1979

BACK THEATRE

Suitcase Players

 

WIMMINS DISCO BAND-SUPPERSHOW                                                 23/12 1979

FRONT THEATRE

 

A NIGHT WITH VENUS                                                                                   23/1-9/2 1980

BACK THEATRE

Shoestring Band. Dir: Darryl Emerson

 

MANSON- THE DEFENCE TESTIMONY                                                1-19/4 1980

BACK THEATRE

Backstreets Theatre Company Dir: Ian Campbell.

 

KID STREETS - Chris Dickens                                                                        23/4-10/5 1980

BACK THEATRE

 

THE WOODS- D.Mamet                                                                                            1980

BACK THEATRE -co pro Rusden Students & APG.

Dir: Jenny Kemp. Neil Gladwin.



[1] Bracketed numbers refer to archival box# held in Latrobe Library Australiana Collect.Melb

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