Fallout and Follow Me single work   musical theatre   - One act
First known date: 1977 Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Fallout and Follow Me
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Researched, written, designed and directed by Richard Fotheringham, Fallout and Follow Me is a 25 minute show focusing on the debate around uranium and domestic nuclear energy. One of the key targets is the involvement of large corporations such as Westinghouse and General Electric in trying to popularise domestic nuclear power stations in the USA and elsewhere, regardless of the dangers.

The production used a World War One recruiting rally as its metaphor, and utilised songs from that era.

Source: Errol O'Neill. Challenging the Centre, p.66-67.

Production Details

  • 1977: Brisbane; no details

    • Director Richard Fotheringham, Producer Popular Theatre Troupe; Singing Coach Mark Penman.
    • Cast: Greg King, Nicola Scott, Janet Mahoney, Jon Lane, Errol O'Neill.
    • The Brisbane itinerary included schools.

    1977: National tour.

    • Cast and production as for Brisbane tour.
    • The itinerary saw the company play North Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. There was a particular emphasis on playing lunchtime shows as factories and work sites, including sugar mills in North Queensland.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Challenging the Centre : Two Decades of Political Theatre : The Work of the Popular Theatre Troupe, Order By Numbers and Street Arts Community Theatre Steve Capelin (editor), Brisbane : Playlab , 1995 Z865094 1995 selected work drama

    'Queensland has been the scene of some remarkable, even notorious political events over the past twenty-five years or more. In that time a number of exciting theatre artists and companies have developed their philosophies and methodologies in this charged environment.

    Challenging the Centre represents the first attempt to capture some of these significant artistic endeavours which have occurred over the period 1974 to 1994. This book focuses on three key political and community theatre companies and places their works in a national and international context.

    The Popular Theatre Troupe had its origins in the early 1970s and was associated with a style of theatre which took political and social issues beyond the confines of traditional theatre spaces to industrial worksites, schools and to regional communities throughout Australia in a concerted attempt to offer an alternative analysis of the times.

    Order By Numbers existed briefly but burned brightly with passion and indignation. Their history captured the anger and frustration of life under a repressive political regime.

    Street Arts Community Theatre Company's work spans the 1980s and into the nineties and represents a radically different approach to the role of a socially relevant theatre company. Street Arts pursued a broader developmental approach to theatre in a community context and has made a significant contribution to community cultural development in Australia'

    Source: Challenging the Centre (back cover)

    Brisbane : Playlab , 1995
    pg. 213-228 Section: Part Five - Scripts
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