Performing Arts Collection
Pantomime
Pantomime
The traditions and spectacle of pantomime are captured through material associated with J. C. Williamson Ltd annual productions, most notably original costume designs from the early 20th century. Also represented are individuals who performed in pantomimes including Nellie Stewart, Jenny Howard, Maggie Fitzgibbon and Kenneth Laird.
Garry Ginivan Attractions
Garry Ginivan Attractions is one of the foremost producers of children's theatre in Australia and has been presenting adaptations of well known childrens books since the early 1980s.
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Irving, Ursula
Ursula Irving was a substantial, although little remembered figure in Australian and UK musical theatre and pantomime from the 1940s to the 1960s. With her husband Gordon Girdwood, Irving toured with the Levante Magic Show and Peter Sellers.
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J. C. Williamson Design Collection
J. C. Williamson Theatres Ltd was the largest commercial theatre enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere for almost a century. The Lady Viola Tait Collection consists of almost 300 costume design drawings created by some of the leading European theatrical designers of the early twentieth century. Theatre Design 1920s - 1970s.
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Pantomime (general subject collection)
A small general subject area collection, including flyers, photograph, posters, scripts, souvenir programmes. Pantomime 1877 - 1955.
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