Event Minamata : Drink the Mercury
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Venue Tasmania, TAS
First Date 15 March 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Minamata : Drink the Mercury, by David Holman, is about the infamous 'Minamata Outbreak', in which mercury poisoning from a polluting multinational factory hit the people of a Japanese fishing village, is told through the eyes of 9-year-old Ioka.
Schools tour.
Description Source Article
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Theatre in Education
Subjects Community
Name Function Notes
Madeleine Blackwell Actor
Mark Bromilow Actor
David Gerrand Actor
Tanya Smith Actor
Peggy Wallach Actor
Les Winspear Actor
Doreen Hazelwood Administrator
Martin Chadwick Designer
Greg Shears Director
Richard Taylor Education Officer
David Holman Playwright
Barbara Manning Producer
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Advertisement PROMPT Collection, National Library of Australia
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
Event Identifier 60561