The Crime at Blossoms

October 7th, 1937 — October 8th, 1937


Venue

Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba

Producer

Brisbane Repertory Theatre Society

Director

Barbara Sisley

Playwright

Mordaunt Sharp

Cast

Nancy Fowles
Donna Toppin
Mary Bulcock
Clem Christesen
W.Shand Findlay
W.G. Bennett
Nora Booth
S.A.Clayphan
Robert Kelly
Tom Pollard
Gwenda Hanger
Sally Nicholson
Mavis Caine
E.Burnett
D.Kellett Cameron
Gordon Marshall
Dorothy Wheller
Mary Franklin
H.J.Young
Beryl Holloway
Colin Luckman
Robert Risson
William Williams


The Crime at Blossoms (1937)

Theatre reviewer for The Catholic Advocate, Nigel Bonsey, gives some sense of Barbara Sisley’s brilliance as a director in his review of her production of Mordaunt Sharp’s The Crime at Blossoms in 1937, the year she directed all eight plays:

I think it was one of the finest plays I have seen produced in Brisbane and I think it was one of the best productions I have seen of Miss Sisley’s. She more than surpassed some of her previous splendid work and very definitely she has added considerably to her already established reputation as a first class producer…(October 14, 1937)

Writer: Christine Comans


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