Event The Desert Song
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Venue His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
First Date 10 July 1945
Opening Date 10 July 1945
Last Date 4 August 1945
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description It was inspired by the 1925 uprising of the Riffs, a group of Moroccan fighters, against French colonial rule. It was also inspired by stories of Lawrence of Arabia aiding native guerrillas. The story is about a hero who adopts a mild-mannered disguise to keep his true identity a secret. He loves a beautiful and spirited girl, who loves his hero persona but does not know his real personality, which he keeps hidden under the milquetoast persona.
Description Source Advertisement
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Operetta
Musical
Subjects Heterosexual Relationships
Romance
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Gwen Brown Actor
John Clements Actor
Alan Eddy Actor
Len Gotting Actor
Robert Healey Actor
Graham Jones Actor
Bernard Manning Actor
Max Oldaker Actor
Natalie Raine Actor
Marie Ryan Actor
John Sanger Actor
Gregory Stroud Actor
Hickey Taylor Actor
Oscar Hammerstein Book and Lyrics
Otto Harbach Book and Lyrics
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Joy Beattie Soprano
Works
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper
Event Identifier 110185