Event Death Takes A Holiday
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Venue Garrick Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 1933
Opening Date 1933
Dates Estimated No
Status Pro-Am
World Premiere No
Description A Comedy for a cast of seven male and six female actors. It is based on the poetic conception of death suspending all activities for three days during which he falls in love with a beautiful girl and through her realizes why mortals fear him. The mood of the play is established with remarkable skill and while it is charged with exciting moments, it is a perfect background for a love story that is as simple as it is appealing. The character who symbolizes Death is a very human person, with no conventional claptrap dragged in for mere effect. Here is a play that stimulates discussion and presents a novel and optimistic philosophy of the problems of love and death.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Name Function Notes
Helene Best Actor
Eileen Buchan Actor
Stephen Chapman Actor
Julie Cotton Actor
G H Crosby Actor
John D'Arcy Actor
Lynette Dickenson Actor
Aubrey Durham Actor
Aubrey Gibson Actor
Eileen Ragg Actor
Jack Wiltshire Actor
Norman Wister Actor
Eve Wynne Actor
Alberto Casella Playwright
Gregan McMahon Producer
Text Nationality Italy
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Staged by The Gregan McMahon Players during 1933. National Library collection also contains an Address given by R W Beetham, on the 10th Sept, 1941, after the death of Gregan McMahon.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 19385