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The Man from Mukinupin

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Dates: 08/09/1984 - 29/09/1984

Location: Teachers College Auditorium & NSW Tour

by Dorothy Hewett
Music by Jim Cotter

presented by Thetre South

Set in an isolated Western Australian wheat belt township with stories based on Dorothy Hewett's own childhood memories of stories her parents and grandparents told her set between 1912 and 1920. Lyrical celebration with music set in West Australian country town during First World War. Down in the wheat-belt town of Mukinupin, east of the rabbit-proof fence, the shopkeeper's daughter Polly is in love with young Jack Tuesday. Her parents disapprove, but in this friendly community of battlers, you feel that love will overcome all. Still, every town has its dark side and Mukinupin keeps hers well-hidden.

Polly & Lily Perkins Sher Guhl
Jack & Harry Tuesday Michael Coe
Clarry Hummer/Widow Tuesday Faye Montgomery
Clemmy Hummer Maree D'Arcy
Edie Perkins Jill Akhurst
Mercy Montebello Lynne McGimpsey
Eek & Zeek Perkins George Leppard
Cecil Brunner/Max Montebello Allan McFadden
Musician Paul Coombes
Director Des Davis
Choreographer Peter Blackburn
Musical Director David Vance
Designer John Senczuk
Lighting Peter Gossner