Event Irene
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Venue Criterion Theatre, Sydney, NSW
First Date 7 August 1920
Opening Date 7 August 1920
Last Date 7 August 1920
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The first performance of Irene was notable because it was affected by a strike of the chorus, under the direction of the newly registered Australian Actors Federation, who were in dispute with JCW/the Taits over pay and conditions to establish the first Acting Award. The performance took place but with principals only.
Description Source Article
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Comedy
Name Function Notes
Robert Jewett Actor
Thomas Pauncefort Actor
Dorothy South Actor
Margery Weston Actor
Harry Tierney Composer
Maurice Guttridge Musical Director
James Montgomery Playwright
Wilmer Bentley Producer
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information The incident is discussed in Viola Taits book, but with a management bias. (p. 93)
Data Source
Source Description
Thesis Heckenberg
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Book Tait, A Family of Brothers
Event Identifier 143799