File FTPF63 - New Tivoli Theatre (Sydney) Theatre Program File

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New Tivoli Theatre (Sydney) Theatre Program File


  • 1932-1969 (Creation)

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2 folders ; 30 cm.

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There were two venues in Sydney that carried the name of the Tivoli Theatre. This one at Castlereagh Street started its life as the Adelphi Theatre built by Thomas Rofe in 1911, and designed for entrepreneur George Marlow. Its first production was Frederick Melville's "The Bad Girl of the Family" starring Nelllie Ferguson and Robert Inman. It was managed by George Willoughby from 1912 to 1915, when Marlow resumed its management. The venue was renovated in 1915 and reopened with "Dick Whittington and his Cat" starring Carrie Moore. Benjamin Fuller, Marlow's partner took over as director in 1916, then renamed the theatre the Grand Opera House for a season. The end of the 1920s saw an end to live theatre being performed until 1932 when Mike Connors and Queenie Paul took it over and renamed it the New Tivoli Theatre in honour of the late Harry Rickards. It then became part of the second era of the "Tivoli Circuit" which continued to provide productions of drama, musicals and operas performed by local and touring companies, until its demolition in 1969.

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From the Fryer Library Theatre Programs.

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This series contains material such as theatre programs, concert notes, invitations and ephemeral items relating to Australian theatres.

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Adelphi Theatre 1911-1915, Grand Opera House 1916-1932, New Tivoli Theatre 1932-1969.

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  • English

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Tivoli Theatre [Sydney, 1932-1969 : Program File]

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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