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Mr Anthony Howes, an award winning director and theatre educationist, has kindly shared his sentiments with us regarding the passing of Edgar Melcalfe, which gives one the opportunity to dwell further on the theatre scene in Perth, from when the Repertory Club evolved into a professional company with the building of the Playhouse Theatre, and […]

Tribute to Edgar Metcalfe (1933 – 2012)

Posted by ken On September - 16 - 2012

Prominent Perth theatre actor, director and author, Edgar Metcalfe AM has died after a short fight with liver cancer, five days short of his 79th birthday. 
Edgar Metcalfe 
 Edgar had been directing, producing and treading the boards of various Perth theatres for many years. He came from England in 1963 to be artistic director […]

Buzz Aldrin in Carnarvon

Posted by ken On June - 24 - 2012

Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin visited Carnarvon, Western Australia from June 22nd to 23rd, 2012 for a two-day program called “To the Moon and Back Festival” where he officially opened the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum. Dr Buzz Aldrin was handed the key to the town by Carnarvon shire president Karl Brandenburg and […]

Dirty Dick’s returns to Perth

Posted by ken On June - 17 - 2012

Dirty Dick’s Elizabethan Bawdy Banquets An opportunity exists to relive the days of Dirty Dick’s bawdy Elizabethan restaurants, established in Perth by Frank Baden-Powell and Coralie Condon in Cambridge Street, Wembley, back in May 1970. Dirty Dick’s Theatre Restaurant WA TV History It was bawdy, raucous, medieval mayhem and it took Perth by storm. An […]

An accolade for Kevin Campbell

Posted by ken On June - 17 - 2012

An accolade for Kevin Campbell Mark Nicoski interviews Eagles fans on Today Tonight West Coast Eagles forward Mark Nicoski was a guest reporter for Today Tonight on the eve of the Eagles 600th game on Thursday 14th June, 2012. Mark interviewed a number of the Eagles most passionate supporters, of which one was Pam Hynson, […]

Michael Goodall of the Goodall Film Industry Dynasty

Posted by ken On June - 11 - 2012

Michael Goodall of the Goodall Film Industry Dynasty Michael Goodall Michael Goodall was a cameraman in the newsroom at TVW from 1971 to 2003, continuing the Goodall family tradition, where father Leith Goodall (1903-1978) was a founding member of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). Leith was posthumously inducted into the […]

Coralie Condon’s 97th Birthday Party

Posted by ken On June - 3 - 2012

Coralie Condon’s 97th Birthday Party At a party held on 20th May, which was kindly organised by Rick Hearder, with Audrey Long (Barnaby) providing support, fifty guests and theatrical friends celebrated Coralie Condon’s birthday. She was 97 years young on May 16th, 2012. Coralie about to cut the cake, flanked by Rick Hearder and Audrey […]

“The first lady of Western Australian television” deserves that honour on so many levels. Not only is Coralie the grande dame of WA theatre, being a playwright, composer, actor, producer and director of not only stage productions, but also kick started local television production in WA. Coralie Condon “The first lady of Western Australian television” […]

Tribute to Gerry Bahen (1929 – 2012)

Posted by ken On April - 30 - 2012

Tribute to Gerry Bahen (1929 – 2012) Jocelyn and Bret Treasure advised us of some very sad news last week, but also recounted some wonderful memories. It was a week in which the ANZAC Day Derby Cup football match between the South Fremantle Bulldogs and East Fremantle Sharks proved a real dampener, when play was […]

Tribute to Garry Meadows (1939 – 1982)

Posted by ken On April - 15 - 2012

Tribute to Garry Meadows who passed away on Thursday, July 22nd, 1982. Garry had an early involvement with the stage appearing at the Patch, Repertory and Playhouse Theatres. One occasion was in 1957 when Sol Sainken produced a play titled ‘Small Hotel’ by Rex Frost, which starred Garry Meadows and Frank Baden-Powell at the Playhouse. […]


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