Event Jinker, the Grafter's Mate
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Venue Sydney Repertory Theatre (1913-1924), Sydney, NSW
First Date 31 March 1917
Last Date 14 April 1917
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Clear cut, photographic pictures of Australian sporting life are characteristic of the new comedy drama Jinker (The Grafter's mate), to be produced for the first time at the Sydney Repertory Theatre, Grosvenor-street, on Saturday, March 31.
When Con. Drew wrote his clever stories of The Grafter, and disreputable spieler cobber, many of his readers realised what a rich vein of untouched character study had been revealed for the stage. Mr. Oswald Anderson and Mr. Drew collaborated, and the result of their labors is to be seen in Jinker, which is a four
act comedy with a rich flavor of racecou
Description Source Article
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Name Function Notes
John Bruce Actor Dennis
Gilbert Emery Actor Big Dave
Barnett Green Actor Hungry Joe
Fred Macdonald Actor the Grafter
Harry Macdonna Actor Jinker
Tal Ordell Actor Radford
Elsie Prince Actor
Oswald Anderson Adaptor
Con Drew Author
Walter Bentley Director billed 'Producer'
Oswald Anderson Producer billed 'Direction by'
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Djubal notes that losses on this production, esp. the transfer to Theatre Royal caused Anderson to declare bankrupcy in 1919.
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper JINKER, THE GRAFTER'S MATE (1917, March 11). Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930), p. 17. Retrieved January 18, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122784820
Event Identifier 128103