Event Bedlam Autos
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Venue Russell Street Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 21 June 1989
Opening Date 24 June 1989
Last Date 22 July 1989
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description "The play is about used-up used car salesmen Desie Polka and Billy Wobbly whose yard at Yass, as well as their partnership, has seen better days. The play logs the demise of their mateship, as their past dishonesties catch up with them". Surrealist play, ill-suited to Melbourne Theatre Company's 'naturalistic' house style, but marvellously atmospheric set and lighting.`
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Subjects Business
Cars
Masculinity
Workplace
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Michael Carman Actor
Roderick Williams Actor
Gregory Osborne Assistant Stage Manager
Richard Roberts Designer
Denis Moore Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
Colin Alexander Lighting Operator
Barry Dickins Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Andrew Barker Stage Manager
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Rare appearance for Barry Dickins in a 'mainstage' state theatre company's repertoire.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Russell St Theatre season
Cast List MTC Records
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record June 1989
Data Reviewed By Jonathan Bollen (JonathanBollen) on 13 October 2013
Event Identifier 1834