Theatre posters

Made 1961-1964

This group of posters is a graphic record of stage productions at Phillip Street Theatre and Phillip Theatre in Sydney. The posters document a thriving, non-subsidised commercial theatre production in Australia. They feature locally written productions and local productions of imported shows. William Orr, a Scotsman, pioneered the intimate satirical revue in Sydney in the 1950s. He took over the Mercury Theatre in Phillip St and re-opened it as the Phillip Street Theatre in 1954. Here he present...

Summary

Object No.

2005/25/5

Physical Description

Posters (8), theatre, paper, various makers, used by Phillip Street Theatre / Phillip Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1961-1964

Collection of eight assorted paper posters used to promote performances at the Phillip Street Theatre, Sydney. Posters include 'The Importance of Being Oscar', 'A Wish is a Dream', 'Do You Mind', 'At It Again', 'Stop Press' designed by Brian Ford (1929-2013), 'Out on a Limb' and 'Beyond the Fringe'.

Marks

No marks.

Production

Notes

The posters were made and used in Australia between 1961-1964.

The Stop Press poster was designed by Brian Ford (1929-2013) who designed a series of posters for Phillip Street theatre including Hamlet, Duenna, Two to One, Bats, Cross Section and others.

The designers and printers of the other posters are yet to be identified.

Made

1961-1964

History

Notes

The posters were used by Phillip Street Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia between 1958-1964.

Used

Phillip Street Theatre 1961-1964

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2005

Acquisition Date

18 January 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

Theatre posters 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 November 2018, <https://ma.as/348036>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/348036 |title=Theatre posters |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=15 November 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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