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Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 The Good Ship Walter Raleigh
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Three young Australian girls who have decided to head to London in order to gain 'secretarial experience' stowaway aboard the good ship Walter Raleigh. There is a mutiny aboard, and into the plot comes Josephine, the Commander's daughter, who has herself been hidden from the rough but amiable crew, as well as a ruthless, though at heart sentimental, Lady Buccaneer.

Production Details

  • 1963: Melbourne University Union, Melbourtne; 1 January - 2 February

    • Director Peter Batey; Producer Union Theatre Repertory Company; Costumes Betty Druitt; Design Anne Fraser.
    • Cast incl. Reg Livermore (Commander Fletcher Fortinbras), Edward Hepple (Cookie), James Lynch (First Mate), Judi Hook (Lady Bucaneer), Stewart Weller (Blackie), Jeffrey Hodgson (Ben Nelson), Brian Hannon (Limey), Malcolm Robertson (Toad), Patsy King (Josephine), Fenella Maguire, Joy Mitchell, Elspeth Ballantyne.
    • Musicans incl. Val Marricott (piano), Clive Quaife (drums).

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~This entry has been sourced from research undertaken by Dr Clay Djubal into Australian-written popular music theatre.
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