Alfred the Incredible Sheepboy – 1972

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Alfred the Incredible Sheepboy
Melbourne University Student Theatre/Kaleidoscope
Touring: Part of Kaleidoscope – touring Vic & NSW (1972 MUST tour) and then a Season at the Pram Factory/Buffet
David Williamson, John Romeril, MUST
John Smythe
Music Director
Bekton Krowitsky
John Duigan – Sheepgrower; Michael Taylor – title role; John Smythe – Yankee Colonel; Des Fitzgerald – ……/trumpet
Herald 31/2/72 Review, Gerald Mayhead: farce & melodrama linking sing-a-longs of 50’s & 60’s hits -no more profound than ‘Dad & Dave’ -great fun Farrago 10/3/72 Review, George Whaley (Dir. of Uni. Theatre): MUST did not aim to extend themselves intellectually with this play. The repertoire includes a play suitable for adults written by David Williamson (“The Coming of Stork”, The Removalist”, etc) in conjunction with group workshops, a children’s play by John Romeril of the Australian Performing Group, and a series of street/beach plays worked up by MUST.
As part of Kalediscope -performed approx. 33 times in 40 days Pram Factory – Sat & Fri 11pm in Feb (no dates anywhere) Also see ‘Kaleidoscope’ sheet #3 28/11/97. -Shows touring Victorian & NSW tourist areas. -Tour sponsored by the Australian Council for the Arts. -Some thirty members will comprise the touring party.
This show went on tour (before Pram Factory season) though when and where are not specified either. It toured with another show “The Magnetic Martian Potato”, which also performed at the Pram Factory on Sat. mornings at 10.30am (dates not specified).