The Sleeping Prince aka The Prince and the Showgirl (Arts Theatre Brisbane) Poster

Brisbane Arts TheatreThe Prince and the Showgirl
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I was the Assistant Stage Manager and had my acting debut as The First Footman in THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL originally titled THE SLEEPING PRINCE by Terence Rattigan at the Arts Theatre, Brisbane opened on March 27 and ran until April 26, 1980.

Directed by Jason Savage.  Stage Managed by Len Crook.  Assistant Stage Managed by Toby Simkin

STARRING Ian Thomson as The Regent, Christine Kelly, Jennifer Debenham and Toby Simkin as the First Footman

American actress Elsie has a chance meeting with the fictional Prince Charles of Carpathia, who becomes totally captivated by her beauty and charm. She in turn falls for him much to the chagrin of the Carpathian royal family.

The Sleeping Prince aka The Prince and the Showgirl


ARTS Theatre Brisbane interior ARTS Theatre Brisbane 2022 auditorium courtesy of Ray White ARTS Theatre Brisbane stalls interior ARTS Theatre Brisbane stalls from stage ARTS Theatre Brisbane 1998 interior ARTS Theatre Brisbane 2022 entrance courtesy of Ray White ARTS Theatre Brisbane 70s courtyard 2 ARTS Theatre Brisbane 70s courtyard ARTS Theatre Brisbane 70s exterior ARTS Theatre Brisbane 80s exterior ARTS Theatre Brisbane 2022 aerial courtesy of Ray White ARTS Theatre Brisbane exterior ARTS Theatre Brisbane exterior masks ARTS Theatre Brisbane Floorplan 2022

NOTE:  Sadly, long lost is the program, posters and show details which were destroyed in my NY office during 9/11.  Despite multiple requests over the past few years to the ARTS Theatre, and their staff (present & past), no additional information has been provided.  The poster artwork is a mockup. I had the honor and privilege of starting my long career in 1980 working in stage management & occasional acting at the ARTS, and have very fond memories.

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