Reedy River

by Dick Diamond

Directed by Audrey Hoving

Musical Director: Chris Leechman

September 1981

Reedy River is a 1953 Australian folk musical about the 1891 Australian shearers’ strike. The libretto was written by Dick Diamond with songs chosen by John Gray. Two new songs were written for the musical by Diamond with music by Miles Maxwell.

The play premiered at the Melbourne New Theatre on 11 March 1953. The Sydney production featured The Bushwhackers instead of an orchestra.


For His Brother’s Crime

by Charles E Blaney

Directed by Audrey Hoving

May 1981


This romantic melodrama concerns the travails of twin brothers, Victor and Ben, one “industrious and sober,” the other “an idler and drunkard.”