Larger venue causes mixed reaction to “Melba” production at National Theatre

After the Australian Performing Group performed “A Toast to Melba” in Adelaide to critical and popular acclaim, it moved the production to the much larger National Theatre in St Kilda, opening on 1 April 1976. Not everyone was as impressed. Here are reviews by Keith Dunstan (The Sun), Kit Neilson, Garrie Hutchinson (The Australian), L.R. (The Tribune), Colin Talbot (Nation Review), Ian Marshall, Leonard Radic (The Age), and The Southern Cross, together with some publicity pieces from the Melbourne Sun.

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KEITH DUNSTAN

Dunstan-25032014

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KIT NEILSON

Kit Neilson part 1
Kit Neilson Part 2

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GARRIE HUTCHINSON

Hutchinson April 76

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THE TRIBUNE

Tribune 1976

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COLIN TALBOT

Talbot april 76 part 1
Talbot April 76 part 2

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IAN MARSHALL

Marshall April 76

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LEONARD RADIC

Radic April 76 part1
Radic April 76 part2
Radic April 76 Part 3
Radic April 76 part 4
Radic April 1976 part 5
Radic April 76 part 6

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THE SOUTHERN CROSS

Southern cross april 76

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PUBLICITY IN THE SUN, MELBOURNE

Publicity heading
Photo of Evelyn
Publicity blurb april 76

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