The Sentimental Bloke - 2

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The Sentimental Bloke - Melbourne Theatre Company 1986

by C.J Dennis - New Version Script and Lyrics by Graeme Blundell and Score by George Dreyfus


Musical theatre piece based on Tom Travers' adaptation of C.J. Dennis' celebrated poems about Bill, Doreen and Ginger Mick. 

A second musical theatre adaptation of The Sentimental Bloke, not related to the Arlen, Brown and Thomson version, was written by Graeme Blundell with music by George Dreyfus. It was premiered by the Melbourne Theatre Company at the Playhouse, Victorian Arts Centre on 12 December 1985, with John Jarrett in the starring role. This production, hosted by The Melbourne Theatre Company, offered its first Auslan interpreted performance on 18 December 1985.

The Sentimental Bloke MTC - John Jarratt, Julie Mullins, Michael Bishop, Faye Bendrups, Julie McGregor, Don Bridges, Adrian Collette, Bill Binks, Peter Noble, Gary Samolin, Fred Strauks, Kate Turner

Director - Graeme Blundell
Designer - Richard Jeziorny
Lighting - Jamie Lewis
Choreographer - Camille Edwards

Playbill / Program Date Dec - Feb 1986 Playhouse Theatre

Size 140 x 220 mm 

Condition: Used Good 8/10  

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    The Sentimental Bloke program

    Posted by Gary Harding on 18th Jan 2024

    This lovely item arrived carefully packed and in top condition. It will now find a good home in our Sentimental Bloke major exhibition. Thank you for your theatre-history contribution to this enduring cultural display.