Event Ned Kelly
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Venue Sydney University Dramatic Society Clubrooms, Sydney, NSW
First Date 14 October 1943
Opening Date 14 October 1943
Last Date 14 October 1943
Dates Estimated Yes
Status Amateur
World Premiere Yes
Description Play about the famous Australian bushranger by New Zealand born writer Douglas Stewart. First stage performance.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Historical
Subjects Bushrangers
Crime
Historical
Irish people
Police
Victoria
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Bruce Beeby Actor
Kevin Brennan Actor
Wanda Herbert Actor
Guy Manton Actor
Ian Maxwell Actor
David Saxby Actor
Mollie Shackleton Actor
Maurice Travers Actor
May Hollinworth Director
Douglas Stewart Playwright
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Dates in 'Companion to Theatre in Australia' are conflicting. Premiere as radio play on ABC was June 21 1942. Premiere for stage is presumed to be the week of the 14th of October 1942 as per Honi Soit article of the same date.
Data Source
Source Description
Book John McCallum, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2009
Book Companion to Theatre in Australia, 1995
Event Identifier 30096