Hannam, Brian

Oral history. Involved with Little Theatre late 1960's to mid 1970's, Brian became involved with the theatre through Ted Collie. Originally a designer, he wanted to produce plays. His first play was Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, and produced two plays which he wrote 73rd Day and The Waitara Purchase. Discusses his attitude and approach to theatre and the changing environment in New Plymouth, now a a greater awareness of the arts. Also talks of Downstage and professional theatre.
Shows mentioned include:- Aladdin Pied Piper; Pygmalion: the Fire Raisers: Murder in the Cathedral; Wind in the Branches of the Sassafras and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
People mentioned include: John Matthews; Lorraine Bloag, John Parkin, Roy Hope, Jim Green (fund raising with raffles) Brian Smith (films).
Recorded: 11 April 1993
Interviewer: Barry Wiseman
Abstraction: Mary Whiting/ Mary Donald
Restrictions: None

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