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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Barbara and the Camp Dogs
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'Meet Barbara and her band the Camp Dogs. Barbara’s been trying to make it in Sydney but maybe this just isn’t her town. In all the relentless demands of city life, where’s the sense of belonging she craves? It’s time to take a break with her cousin René.

With Ursula Yovich as Barbara and Casey Donovan as her redoubtable cousin, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a rock-gig musical about love and home.' (Production summary)

Notes

  • Additional Awards:

    2019 Helpmann Awards:

    Best Female Actor in a Musical (winner).

    Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (winner).

Production Details

  • Produced in association with Vicki Gordon Music Productions Pty Ltd. Performed at Belvoir Upstairs Theatre, Surrey Hills, New South Wales, 2-24 December 2017.

    Director: Leticia Cáceres.

    Cast: Casey Donovan and Ursula Yovich.

    Songs by Alana Valentine, Ursula Yovich, and Adam Ventoura.


    Presented at Queensland Theatre Company's 2019 season (a Belvoir production in association with Vicki Gordon Music Productions), 4-28 April 2019 (Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir Street Theatre) and 1-25 May 2019 (Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre).

    Director: Leticia Cáceres.

    Cast: Ursula Yovich, Elaine Crombie, and Troy Brady.

    Set Designer: Stephen Curtis.

    Costume Designer: Chloe Greaves.

    Lighting Designer: Karen Norris.

    Sound Designer: Steve Toulmin.

    Musical Rehearsal: Director Adam Ventoura.

    Musicians: Sorsha Albuquerque (Guitar), Jessica Dunn (Bass Guitar), Michelle Vincent (Drums).


    Also presented as part of Malthouse Theatre's 2019 season, 7 February to 3 March 2019 (cast and crew as in 2019 QTC presentation).


    Also presented at the Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, 30 May - 1 June 2019 (cast and crew as in 2019 QTC presentation).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2017
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2017 .
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      Extent: 43p.p.
      ISBN: 9781760620448

Works about this Work

Best Stage Performances of 2019 Alison Croggon , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 21 December - 24 January 2019-2020;

'While Australian artists face challenging times, brilliant work is still being staged.'

[Review] ‘Barbara and the Camp Dogs’ Steve Dow , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 160 2019; (p. 53)

— Review of Barbara and the Camp Dogs Ursula Yovich , Alana Valentine , 2017 single work musical theatre
Helpmann Awards Recognise Our Finest 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 31 July no. 706 2019; (p. 4)
Aboriginal performers and shows shone at the recent Helpmann Awards, which recognise Australia's best in performing arts and live entertainment.'

 (Introduction)

Helpmann Awards Show Theatre Is Winning Diversity Race in Australian Entertainment Michaela Boland , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2019;

'Diversity has finally triumphed in Australian live entertainment, with key categories of the 19th Helpmann Awards going to a Sri Lankan immigrant family saga and a rollicking Indigenous musical.' (Introduction)

Barbara Brings the Camp Dogs Back to the Belvoir's Stage 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 April no. 698 2019; (p. 8)

'Barbara and the Camp Dogs is coming back to Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney as part of its national tour. '

Barbara and the Camp Dogs Turns Pub Theatre into an Impassioned Call to Listen to Indigenous Australians Caroline Wake , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 7 December 2017;

— Review of Barbara and the Camp Dogs Ursula Yovich , Alana Valentine , 2017 single work musical theatre

'Barbara and the Camp Dogs begins the way most pub gigs do — with a sound check. The audio engineer skips onto the raised stage, tests a microphone, and then hurries back to his desk. The three members of the band stand around, casually surveying the room. Behind them a blackboard announces their name, the menu ($5 sliders), the drinks (50% off house wines and selected beer) and the happy hour (4-7pm).' (Introduction)

[Review] ‘Barbara and the Camp Dogs’ Steve Dow , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 160 2019; (p. 53)

— Review of Barbara and the Camp Dogs Ursula Yovich , Alana Valentine , 2017 single work musical theatre
Yovich to Rock Belboir Stage 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 29 November no. 665 2017; (p. 9)

'Rock musical Barbara and the Camp Dogs will bring Indigenous performer Ursula Yovich to the Belvoir Theatre stage.'

Barbara and the Camp Dogs : How One Woman's Anger Became a Rock Show Cassie Tongue , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 December 2017;

'Alana Valentine and Ursula Yovich have created a show that defies categorisation: a buddy comedy and a family tragedy, all backed up by an electrifying soundtrack.' 

Barbara Brings the Camp Dogs Back to the Belvoir's Stage 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 April no. 698 2019; (p. 8)

'Barbara and the Camp Dogs is coming back to Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney as part of its national tour. '

Helpmann Awards Show Theatre Is Winning Diversity Race in Australian Entertainment Michaela Boland , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2019;

'Diversity has finally triumphed in Australian live entertainment, with key categories of the 19th Helpmann Awards going to a Sri Lankan immigrant family saga and a rollicking Indigenous musical.' (Introduction)

Helpmann Awards Recognise Our Finest 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 31 July no. 706 2019; (p. 4)
Aboriginal performers and shows shone at the recent Helpmann Awards, which recognise Australia's best in performing arts and live entertainment.'

 (Introduction)

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