Organisation J. C. Williamson Theatres Limited (1943-1976)
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Other Names
J. C. Williamson's Theatres
J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd
J. C. Williamson Theatres
Address Melbourne VIC
Functions Investor, Other, Presenting Company, Production Company, Sponsor, Touring Company, [Unknown]
Notes Established as a company 1943 this was the main production company of JCW until its demise in 1976. Prefer this for all presentations 1943 to 1976.
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  • It's a Wise Child, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 30 November 1944
  • Love in a Mist, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 11 October 1944
  • The Squall, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 31 August 1944
  • Lady in Danger, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 14 March 1944
  • The Patsy, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 1 February 1944
  • Smilin' Thru, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 21 December 1943
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  • White Cargo, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 September 1943
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Australian Broadcasting Commission

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Borovansky Ballet Orchestra

South Australian Symphony Orchestra

The Kiwis Revue Company

  • Medley, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 1952
  • Benghazi, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 28 November 1951
  • Benghazi, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 18 November 1949
  • Tripoli, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 1949
  • Benghazi, Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 10 January 1948
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  • Alamein, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, April 1946

The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company

Australian Pacific Agencies

Robert Luff

The MLC Centre Management

The Tivoli Models

Tivoli Lovelies

Toho Company Ltd

Arco Concert Management

J. C. Williamson Modes

The Moscow State Variety Theatre Company

The Omsk Siberian Company

Tivoli Ballet

Bayanihan Folk Arts Center

Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company

Eric Edgley

John Gale Productions Ltd

Royal Shakespeare Company

Rudas Organisation

Sutherland-Williamson International Grand Opera Company

The Black Theatre Of Prague

TVW Limited

Classic Presentations Ltd

Clifford Hocking Enterprises Pty Ltd

  • Just a Show, His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, WA, 12 October 1968
  • Just a Show, Canberra, Canberra, ACT, 30 September 1968
  • Just a Show, Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW, 19 August 1968
  • Just a Show, Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 15 July 1968

Donmar Productions Ltd

  • Oliver!, Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT, 10 December 1966
  • Oliver!, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 22 July 1966
  • A Severed head, Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 25 August 1965
  • Oliver!, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 23 September 1961

Garnet H. Carroll

Harry M. Miller

Herman Levin

Honnon Page

J. and N. Tait

J. C. Williamson Shakespeare Company


Parachute Productions

The Australian Drama Company

The Bolshoi Ballet

The Elizabethan Trust Orchestra

The John Laman Theatre Company

  • Rose Marie, Muswellbrook Town Hall, Muswellbrook, NSW, 23 March 1963
  • Rose Marie, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW, 18 March 1963
  • Brigadoon, Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW, 19 April 1960
  • Paint Your Wagon, Newcastle Stadium Theatre, Newcastle, NSW, 23 October 1957

The Savoyeurs Operatic Society

Tivoli Showgirls

Walt Disney Productions

Australia Council for the Arts

Bernard Delfont Ltd

Billie Bourke

Bullen Bros

Chas and Nola Parker

Harry Wren

Howe and Maye

J. and M. Laurie Concerts Management (London) Ltd.

Jess Law Studios

Kerridge Odeon Corporation

Les Nus

Lowe and Ladd

Mayne Lynton Productions Pty Ltd

Mazowsze Dance Company of Poland

Melbourne Theatre Company

Michael Codron

Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd

St Martin's Theatre Company

The Adelaide Musical Comedy Company

The Amazing Five Otharis

The Arts Council of Australia (New South Wales Division)

  • The Explorers, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 3 January 1969
  • Corroboree, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 3 July 1950
  • Indra Vijayam, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 20 June 1950

The British Council

The Clark Brothers

The Fancy Trio

The Flat Tops

The Gay Dogs

The Georgian State Dance Company

The Glamour Birds

The Metropolitan Operetta Society of New South Wales

The New Christy Minstrels

The Royal Ballet Covent Garden

Theatre Royal Orchestra

Thomas and Ross

Tivoli Celebrity Singers

Tivoli Orchestra

Williamson-Edgley Theatres Limited

Berioska Dance Company

Bowery Honky Tonk Four

Cheryl Crawford

  • Paint Your Wagon, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 9 August 1955
  • Brigadoon, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 December 1951

D. D. O'Connor Pty Ltd

Dancing Debs

Feuer and Martin

  • Can-Can, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 31 March 1956
  • Can-Can, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 29 October 1955

Grand Ballet Classique de France

H. M. Tennent Ltd.

Halama and Konarski

James Laurie of London Pty Ltd

John Neary Pty Limited

Ken Harper

  • The Wiz, Her Majesty's Theatre (1973-2001), Sydney, NSW, 1 May 1976
  • The Wiz, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 7 February 1976

Kirsova Ballet

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Les Danseuses

Les Modeles

London Theatre Workshop

Marcel Marceau Company

Marionette Theatre of Australia

Medlock and Marlowe

Melbourne City Council

Messrs Devine and King

Milton R. Mitchell Pty Ltd

Montego and Partner

National Ballet Company

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  • Indra Vijayam, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 20 June 1950

National Opera of Australia

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Paradine Paterson Pty Ltd

Peter Scriven Productions Pty Ltd

Sir Benjamin Fuller

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Tennent Productions

  • Ages of Man, Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 December 1963
  • Ages of Man, Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, SA, 8 November 1963

The Arts Council of Australia

The Australian Council for the Arts

The Australian Musical Foundation

  • Swan Lake, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, February 1963
  • Swan Lake, Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, SA, 11 January 1963

The Cultual Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Cupidette Sextette

The Duo Perrards

The Independent Theatre

  • The Women, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 4 June 1969
  • The Women, Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW, 22 March 1961

The National Theatre and Fine Arts Society

The National Theatre Movement of Australia

The New Zealand Players Theatre Trust

The Rivieras

The Trio Hoganas

The Two Randows

The University of Adelaide

The University of Melbourne

The Victorian Ministry for the Arts

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Tivoli Adorables

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  • Chez Paree, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 8 November 1951

TVW Channel 7 (Perth)

  • Mame, His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, WA, 16 November 1968
  • Fiddler on the Roof, His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, WA, 6 July 1968

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Williams and Shand

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2 de Kims

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Allan Davis Ltd

Arts Council Ballet Limited

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  • Take a Bow, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 16 April 1949

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  • Chez Paree, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 8 November 1951

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  • Take a Bow, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 16 April 1949

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  • Aladdin, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1952

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  • Sail Away, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 24 May 1963

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  • Hadrian VII, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 12 April 1969

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Presbyterian Girls' College

Ray Cooney

Regal Players of Australia Pty. Ltd.

Rey Overbury and Suzette

Romaine and Claire

Ronald Fortt Productions

Ross Buchanan Company

Rudor Productions

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Saint Subber

  • Kiss Me, Kate, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 2 August 1952

Sir Oswald Stoll

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  • Rose Marie, St Marys Memorial Hall, St Marys, NSW, 30 August 1962

Stanley McKay

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Sydney Journalists' Club

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The Albins

The Andrea Dancers

The Australian Light Opera Company

The Beatles

The Bolshoi Theatre Music Ensemble

The Botonds

The Bradley Sisters

The Bridges Trio

The Cracajacks

The Dancing Debutantes

The Dancing Knights

The Dancing Men

The Dandy Bros.

The Elwardos

  • Take a Bow, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 16 April 1949

The Four Rosnays

  • Americana, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 27 June 1947

The Glamourettes

The Great Moscow Circus

The Hanby Trio

The Hartnells

The Hi Fi's

The Hi-Fi's

The Horrie Dargie Quintet

  • Chez Paree, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 8 November 1951

The Independent Theatre Ltd

The Juvelys

The Kempinskis

The Kermond Brothers

  • Americana, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 27 June 1947

The Kolkos

  • Chez Paree, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 8 November 1951

The Laconas

  • Let 'er Go, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 28 May 1945

The Lane Brothers

The Leningrad Conservatorium and Variety Theatre

The Marcella Trio

The Maxwells

The Mayfair Light Opera Society Inc.

  • Sally, Unley Town Hall, Unley, SA, 26 October 1961

The Melodymen

The Mermaid Theatre Trust

The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company

The Mistin Juniors

The Models

The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

The Moscow Stanislavsky Theatre Opera Company

The Moscow Variety and State Circus

The Moscow Variety Theatre

The Nichigeki Rockettes

The Novosibrsk State Theatre

The Nudie Cuties

The Royal Ballet

The Show Girls

The Skating Merenos

The South Australian National Opera Company Incorporated

The Sundowners

The Tashkent State Ballet

The Tbilsky State Opera

The Three Lazanders

  • Let 'er Go, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 28 May 1945

The Tivolovlies

The University of New South Wales Drama Foundation

The Ural Choir Dance Group

The Uzbec Philharmonic Orchestra

The Wheeling Brittons

Tipsy and Brow

  • Chez Paree, Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW, 8 November 1951

Tivoli Girls

Tivoli Glamour Girls

  • Americana, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 27 June 1947

Tomsk State Circus and Philharmonic Group

Tony Azzi

Trio Daresco

Trio Fayes

Trio Gypsy

Trio of Bandour Players and Singers

Walton and Dorraine

  • Let 'er Go, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 28 May 1945

William Liebling

Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW

Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA

Empire Theatre (1927-1960), Sydney, NSW

Comedy Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

His Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Her Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, WA

Her Majesty's Theatre (1960-1970), Sydney, NSW

Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Tivoli Theatre (1932-1969), Sydney, NSW

Her Majesty's Theatre (1973-2001), Sydney, NSW

Elizabethan Theatre, Newtown, NSW

Victoria Theatre (1891-), Newcastle, NSW

Minerva Theatre, Kings Cross, NSW

Princess Theatre (1886- ), Melbourne, VIC

Theatre Royal (1976- ), Sydney, NSW

His Majesty's Theatre, Auckland

Australia, [Unknown]

Grand Opera House, Wellington

New South Wales Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW

Palais Theatre, St Kilda, VIC

Arts Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Capitol Theatre, Perth, WA

Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Independent Theatre (1939-1977), North Sydney, NSW

Playhouse Theatre, Perth, WA

South Australia, SA

Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS

Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Canberra, Canberra, ACT

National Theatre, Launceston, TAS

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW

Palace Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Richbrooke Theatre, Sydney, NSW

St Marys Memorial Hall, St Marys, NSW

Theatre 62, Hilton, SA

Tivoli Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA

Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide, SA

Albert Hall, Yarralumla, ACT

Albury, Albury, NSW

Auckland, Auckland

Ballarat Civic Hall, Ballarat, VIC

Bendigo, Bendigo, VIC

Bonython Park, Adelaide, SA

Bundaberg Wintergarden Theatre, Bundaberg, QLD

Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

Christchurch Theatre Royal, Christchurch

Crystal Theatre, Broken Hill, NSW

Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD

Geelong Theatre, Geelong, VIC

HMAS Sydney , Sydney, NSW

Hunter Theatre, The Junction, NSW

Innisfail Shire Hall, Innisfail, QLD

Ipswich, Ipswich, QLD

Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie, WA

Masonic Hall, Bathurst, NSW

Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Mildura, Mildura, VIC

Monarch Theatre, Wellington, NSW

Montgomery Pavilion War Veterans' Home, Narrabeen, NSW

Muswellbrook Town Hall, Muswellbrook, NSW

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

New Zealand

Newcastle Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW

Newcastle Stadium Theatre, Newcastle, NSW

Old Tote Theatre, Kensington, NSW

Phillip Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Playbox Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Playbox Theatre (Phillip Street), Sydney, NSW

Princess Theatre, Launceston, TAS

Protestant Hall, Parkes, NSW

Regent Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Rockhampton Wintergarden Theatre, Rockhampton, QLD

Roxy Theatre, Hamilton, NSW

Savoy Theatre, Wollongong, NSW

Shepparton, Shepparton, VIC

Sir John Clancy Auditorium, Kensington, NSW

St James' Theatre , Wellington

St James' Theatre, Auckland

St Martins Theatre, South Yarra, VIC

The Playhouse, Adelaide, SA

Theatre Royal , Mackay, QLD

Theatre Royal, Christchurch

Theatre Royal, Dubbo, NSW

Thebarton Theatre, Torrensville, SA

Town Hall, Forbes, NSW

Tropical Theatre, Cairns, QLD

Unley Town Hall, Unley, SA

Wangaratta, Wangaratta , VIC

Warner Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Western Australia, WA

Wintergarden Theatre, Townsville, QLD

Edouard Borovansky - Artistic Director, Unknown, Producer, Choreographer, Dancer, Director, Production Supervisor , Assistant Director, Artistic Supervisor

Betty Pounder - Costume Designer, Director, Choreographer, Ballet Master/Mistress, Dance Director, Assistant Director, Actor and Singer, Actor, Dancer, Assistant Producer

J Alan Kenyon - Scenic Artist, Set Designer, Set and/or Property Maker, Designer

Kathleen Gorham - Dancer

Kurt Herweg - Musical Director, Conductor, Pianist, Dancer

J. Nevin Tait - Administrator, Director, Entrepreneur

Arthur Seymour Sullivan - Composer

William Schwenck Gilbert - Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

William Constable - Set Designer, Designer, Costume Designer, Scenic Artist, Artistic Director

Peggy Sager - Dancer

Cecil Newman - Scenic Artist, Set and/or Property Maker, Designer, Set Designer, Special Effects

William Akers - Stage Manager, Director, Production Manager, Stage Director, Assistant Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Actor, Producer

Serge Bousloff - Dancer

Paul Grinwis - Dancer, Choreographer, Producer

Frank S. Tait - Administrator, Entrepreneur, Director

John Auld - Dancer, Choreographer

Garth Welch - Choreographer, Performer, Dancer

Ron Paul - Dancer

Joan Potter - Dancer

Noel Smith - Musical Director, Assistant Conductor, Conductor, Associate Conductor

Evelyn Gardiner - Actor, Performer, Actor and Singer

Robert Helpmann - Director, Dancer, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Actor, Producer

Marius Petipa - Choreographer

John H Tait - Administrator, Entrepreneur

Vassilie Trunoff - Dancer, Choreographer, Actor

Dudley Simpson - Conductor, Musical Director, Musical Arranger

Gabriel Joffe - Musical Director, Music Adaptor, Conductor

George Upward - Set Designer, Set and/or Property Maker, Scenic Artist, Designer

Edna Busse - Dancer, Performer, Actor

Leon Kellaway - Dancer, Ballet Master/Mistress

Dorothy Stevenson - Dancer, Choreographer

Ivan Menzies - Performer, Actor, Actor and Singer

Marilyn Jones - Dancer, Performer

John McCallum - Director, Actor, Designer, Producer, Performer, Assistant Director, Stage Director

Max Oldaker - Actor, Performer

Leo Packer - Musical Director, Conductor

William Shakespeare - Playwright

Peggy van Praagh - Artistic Director, Choreographer

Colleen Gough - Stage Manager, Dancer, Stage Director, Assistant Stage Manager

Eve King - Dancer, Actor

Googie Withers - Actor

Andrew MacCunn - Musical Director, Musical Supervisor

Alton Harvey - Actor, Actor and Singer, Performer, Singer, Dancer, Assistant Stage Manager