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y separately published work icon The New C. O. single work   drama   sketch (theatrical)   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1922... 1922 The New C. O.
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A comedy sketch about a new commanding officer.

Production Details

  • 1922: Esplanade, St Kilda (Melbourne), ca. March. Director/Producer Pat Hanna ; Troupe The Famous Diggers ; Cast incl. Pat Hanna.

    1925: Queensland regional tour, April-May.* Director G. P. Hanna ; Producer E. J. Carroll (q.v.) ; Troupe Pat Hanna's Famous Diggers ; Cast incl. Pat Hanna.

    • Queensland regional tour itinerary incl. Gympie, April* / Maryborough, April* / Bundaberg, April - 1 May / Earls Court, Rockhampton, 2-9 May / Mount Morgan, May* / Mackay, 12 May -* / Townsville, May* / Charters Towers, May* / Mackay, June* (return season) / Rockhampton, June* (return season).

    1927: Gardens Theatre, Adelaide, ca. December. Producer J. C. Williamson's Ltd (in association with G. P. Hanna) ; Director Pat Hanna ; Troupe Pat Hanna's Famous Diggers ; Cast incl. Pat Hanna (Chic), Joe Valli (Joe ), Chris Kilner (Nugget), Ern Kopke (Dispatch Rider), Norman French (Lieutenant Burgess), Stan Lawson (Sergeant-Major Flint), Iza Crossley (Marie), Jessie Meadows (Zoe), Jock Thomson (Lieutenant-Colonel Walker, the new C.O.).

    • The program held in the Pat Hanna Collection (VPACRS) indicates that this sketch was produced during the fourth week of the Adelaide season.

    NB: An asterisk [*] beside a date indicates that it is either approximate or is yet to be determined.

  • This entry has been sourced from on-going historical research into Australian popular theatre being conducted by Professor Richard Fotheringham and Dr Clay Djubal.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1922
      Description: Typescript
      (Manuscript) assertion


      Held at: Performing Arts Museum Research Library
      Local Id: 2001.025
      Pat Hanna Collection
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