Event The Cobra
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Venue Drama Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 1 October 1983
Opening Date 5 October 1983
Last Date 12 November 1983
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description The Cobra by Justin Fleming. The cobra is an exotic, beautiful, insinuating, captivating and dangerous serpent. The Cobra is a play about justice, truth, freedom, worship and love. The connection between them is sexual taboo - an exotic, insinuating and dangerous practice which here leads to trial, imprisonment and despair
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Name Function Notes
Robert Helpmann Actor Lord Alfred Douglas
Ric Hutton Actor Ninth Marquois of Queensberry
Mark Lee Actor Bosie
Frederick Parslow Actor Oscar Wilde
Daniel Pollock Actor Veritas
Wayne Harrison Associate Director
Keith Bain Choreographer
Roger Kirk Costume Designer
Richard Wherrett Director
John Rayment Lighting Designer
Justin Fleming Playwright
Peter Davis Producer
Wilton Morley Producer
Brian Thomson Set Designer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Opera House The Diary Oct 1983 No 1 Vol 11
Australian Drama Project (UQ) COBRAJF
Book John McCallum, Belonging: Australian Playwriting in the 20th Century, Currency Press, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2009
Event Identifier 91529