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Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.. Rosanna, Victoria

Heidelberg Theatre Company is an amateur theatre company based in Rosanna Victoria, Australia. It has been in existence for 63 years. It holds hard and digital copies of programs, newsletters, posters, photographs and other memorabilia related to the 400 plus productions it has staged since 1952. There are also photos and memorabilia relating to the various buildings that have housed the Company and dvds of special events and anniversary celebrations of the Company and interviews of members who have made an important contribution to the Company. Also there is a collection of costumes and furniture, many of which have been donated by local families and others were purchased or made by members of the Company over the years..

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P.O. Box 141 Rosanna Victoria 3087
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+61 03 9457 4117

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No set opening hours other than performance times and dates when a production is being staged. Research enquiries to be made via email.

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36 Turnham Ave Rosanna Victoria

Heidelberg Theatre Company. Printed and scanned copies of programmes, newsletters, posters, photographs, related to the productions the Company has staged since 1952. A collections of costumes and properties, Copies of documents relating to the forming and running of the Company, including Minutes of Committee and Annual General Meetings.

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Program Photos Newsletter Poster - The 39 Steps by John Buchan adapted by Patrick Barlow by arrangement with Dominie Pty. Ltd. directed by Justin Stephens

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles Memorabilia - Sideman by Warren Leight by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty. Ltd. on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc. New York directed by Bruce Akers

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Newsletter Memorabilia Special Events - 1984 HTC General Memorabilia

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Newsletter - The Ship's Whistle by Barry Oakley directed by Ian Walker

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program - Various Heavens by E. Ross Williamson directed by Tony Doogood

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) . Various Heavens was performed on the opening night, the 27th October, 1954, in The Victorian Drama Leagues Third One Act Play Festival at Frankston in the Mechanics' Hall,.The Festival ran until the 6th November,1954. .The production and supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster Articles - Amadeus by Peter Shaffer directed by Bruce Akers

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Reviews Newsletter Poster Articles - One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Chris Baldock

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by HTC members.

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster - Fallen Angels by Noel Coward directed by Judith Muir

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - Falling From Grace by Hannie Rayson by special arrangement with Hilary Linstead & Associates directed by Joan Moriarty

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Set Design - The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry by special arrangement with Dominie Pty. Ltd. directed by John Keogh

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles Memorabilia - Emma Celebrazione by Graham Pitts by arrangement with David Spicer Productions directed by Gayle Poor

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde directed by Wendy Drowley

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Reviews - Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie directed by Alice Bugge

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Reviews Newsletter Poster Articles Memorabilia - The History Boys by Alan Bennett by special arrangement with Dominie Pty. Ltd directed by Bruce Akers

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos - Bon Bons and Roses for Dolly by Dorothy Hewett directed by Ian Brown

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photos Poster Articles - The Adventures of King Arthur by Erich Fordham & Ryan Purdey

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

Written, produced and acted by members of the HTCY Group, Heidelberg Theatre Company Youth, The group was formed under the umbrella of the Heidelberg Theatre Company, their first production was in 2001. Members are 16 - 24years.

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. directed by Bruce Akers

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Review Newsletter Articles - Insignificance by Terry Johnson by special arrangement with Goodwin Associates, London directed by Alice Bugge

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster Articles - The Club by David Williamson

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company.

Memorabilia Special Events - 1986 HTC General Memorabilia Heidelberg Festival

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster Articles - The Woman in Black adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill by arrangement with Ddominie Pty. Ltd. directed by Shane Ryan

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Poster - Snow White : The Untold Story by Karl B. Peterson directed by Christian Dell'Olio

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Review Newsletter Poster - A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams directed by Karen Wakeham

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the Heidelberg Theatre Company and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by HTC members.

Program Photos ReviewSet Design - Liliom by Ferenec Molnar

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition. Original and one colour photocopy of hand drawn sketches for the Prologue and Scenes 2 and 3 settings in blue biro with watercolour washes on ecru paper. On the back side of paper with scene sketch of Act 1. Photo – Joy Youlden - Small black and white cutting from unidentified newspaper on newsprint which has yellowed, Cutting has been glued onto ecru A4 paper sheet. Sketch for Scene 6, The Land Beyond, and Sketch for Scene 7, Julies House 16 Years later, an Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Repertory Group. Sketches for Scene 4, The Railway Embankment, and Sketch for Scene 5, Behind The Shop, an Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Repertory Group.

Historical information

The Adult Education Association Drama Group originally staged Liliom at the Union Theatre, University of Melbourne on Saturday, 3rd November, 1951, at 8pm and on the 8th November it was re-staged by them as the opening production of the The City of Heidelberg Repertory Company, now known as the Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc. in the Eistedford Hall, Ivanhoe. Sketch for Prologue, Fair Ground Scene, and Sketch for Scenes 2 and 3, The Tin Type Shop, for Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Theatre.Sketch for Prologue, Fair Ground Scene, and Sketch for Scenes 2 and 3, The Tin Type Shop, for Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Theatre. Sketch for Prologue, Fair Ground Scene, and Sketch for Scenes 2 and 3, The Tin Type Shop, for Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951. Resulting sets were transported to the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe and used in the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Theatre Company. Photo from unidentified newspaper of the director of Liliom by Ferenc Molnar, Joy Youlden.an Adult Education Association Drama Group production at the Union Theatre from 1st – 3rd November, 1951 and restaged at the Eisteddfod Hall, Ivanhoe as the opening production in January, 1952 for the newly formed City of Heidelberg Repertory Group. The Adult Education Association Drama Group performers, backstage workers and technicians staged the play at the Eisteddfod Hall in Ivanhoe. Local Councillor E.A. Carlyle attended and addressed the audience. Reg Rudd is described as director-producer. He announced another Repertory evening in February.

Significance

Inagural production under the name of The City of Heidelberg Repertory Company, now known as the Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc., staged in the Eistdford Hall, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia on the 8th November, 1952.

Inscriptions & Markings

Handwritten detail of scene numbers and names, name of producer, theatre company AEA (Adult Education Association) Drama Group Show and place, Union Theatre.

Program Photos Poster Articles - Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll adapted by Charlotte Chorpenning directed by Michelle Wittrup

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Outside Edge by Richard Harris directed by Cheryl Ballantine

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Article

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

General Memorabilia file - Newspaper article published in the Heidelberg Mirror, 7th July, 1955 details background of the Group and the forthcoming production.

Program Photos Newsletter - The Business of Murder by Richard Harris by special arrangement with Dominie Pty. Ltd. directed by John Jenkins

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Poster - Alice, a play with music based on 'Follow the Rabbit' adapted from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass' . Book by Tim Kelly music by Pamela L. Hughes lyrics by Pamela L. Hughes and Karen Selby directed and designed by Alice Bugge

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photos Newsletter Poster Memorabilia Playbill Special Events - Memorabilia of various types not connected to a particular production

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

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Historical information

General Memorabilia files - Significant events during 2017, includes President's Report submitted to the 2016 Annual General Meeting, Victorian Drama League Awards to members and productions at HTC in 2016, presentation of the Annual Bill Cherrey Award, presentation of a Life Membership to the Company, presentation of the Company's In House awards by the In House adjudicators, copy of the 2016 Playbill,

Significance

Artistic aesthetic social significance for the members, subscribers and audience of the Heidelberg Theatre Company

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles Memorabilia - A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt directed by Joan Moriarty

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Review Newsletter Poster - Death Trap by Ira Levin directed by Doug Bennett

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program - 1988 HTC General Memorabilia

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Program Review Articles - Alias Jimmy Valentine by Paul Armstrong

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

All items in good condition

Historical information

Produced and acted by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group (now Heidelberg Theatre Company) and all supporting areas including set design, set building, lighting and sound design and operation, costumes, front of house, ticket sales, publicity and administration were undertaken by members of the City of Heidelberg Repertory Group now (Heidelberg Theatre Company).

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - How the Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Maureen McInerney

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles Memorabilia - See How They Run by Philip King by special arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd directed by Wendy Drowley

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Art by Yasmina Reza by arrangement with Dominie Pty. Ltd. directed by Wayne Pearn

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - The Weekend by Michael Palin by special arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd directed by Mel DeBono

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Memorabilia - Abelard and Heliose by Ronald Millar directed by Joan Moriarty

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Memorabilia Playbill Special Events - 1995 HTC General Memorabilia Australia Day Award Wendy Drowley

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Photos Newsletter AGM Awards Presidents Report - 2013 HTC General Memorabilia

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Poster Articles - The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin directed by Maureen McInerney

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program, Review, Articles - The Ringer by Edgar Wallace

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Scans of original programs that are printed on both sides of single sheets.

Historical information

Two seasons, the first on the 14th & 15th August, 1952 was part of the Company’s 1952 playbill and contains advertisements from local retailers in Ivanhoe and Eaglemont and advertises the forthcoming play, The Playbill by Terrance Rattigan, embracing The Browning Version and Harlequinade. The second season, on 2nd October, 1952 was in aid of City Of Heidelberg Eisteddfod Society Prize Fund and the Society acknowledges the Group's co-operation.

Program Photos Newsletter Articles - Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov directed by Joan Moriarty

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Good Works by Nick Enright directed by Wayne Pearn

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster - Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang directed by Di Nicol

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean by Ed Gracyzk directed by Geoff Hickey - Program Photos Newsletter Poster

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Reviews Newsletter Poster - Dusa, Fish, Stas & Vi by Pam Gems directed by Judith Muir

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Newsletter Articles Memorabilia - 1987 HTC General Memorabilia

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna

Program Photos Newsletter Poster Articles - Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott directed by Dean Banova

Heidelberg Theatre Company Inc.., Rosanna