The Chapel Perilous – 03/05/1972

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Title The Chapel Perilous
Start Date 03/05/1972
End Date 06/05/1972
Abstract In this demanding play Dorothy Hewett explores the struggle by a creatvie woman to remain free from the appressive forces of conformity imposed by society.
Director George Whaley
Author Dorothy Hewett
Company Melbourne University Student Theatre (MUST)
Venue Union Theatre
Reviews Review by Leonard Radic for ‘The Age’ 5/5/72. This highly evocative, hightly personal play by Dorothy Hewett is both a work of private stock taking and a cry from the heart. But, like the best such works, it goes well beyond the autobigrphical, speaking not merely for its anguished author and her generation – Perth in the 40’s & 50’s – but for succeeding generations too. As such, it makes an apt and entertaining choice as the opening play in Melbourne University’s second, and greatly enlarged Australian play season…. Technically, the play bristles with difficulties, most of which are overcome in George Whaley’s resoureful and firmly controlled production. 36% audience
Extra Notes Revue
Notes Part of the ‘Australian Season ’72’; Part of the ‘Theatre Sphere University Drama Festival 1972’ programme. Programme contains fairly extensive notes written by Dorothy Hewett on the Chapel Perilous. Return season 27 June to 1 July 1972.
Photo photo image on front page of programme. *NB. two proof-sheets of B&W photos of the production are available – some good photos.
References programme; Poster; Theatre sphere programme