Brisbane Theatre History Gallery Theatre Arthur Frame and Ken Kennett

Frame and Kennett Promotions

Arthur Frame AM and Ken Kennett OAM formed a fully professional theatre company called Frame and Kennett Promotions run entirely independent of Government funding in Brisbane from 1973 that went on to establish it’s own operating theatre space called The Gallery Theatre and presented a number of popular shows between 1973 and 1976.

Arthur Frame Arthur Frame AM has worked for Arts Queensland, Queensland Theatre Company, was co-founder and Director of The Gallery Theatre with Ken Kennett OAM, The National Theatre at The Playhouse in Perth, London’s Royal Court Theatre, Radio 4KZ Innisfail and the Living Room Theatre Restaurant, Arthur was the CEO and Artistic Director of the Queensland Arts Council until August 2015. He served on the Board of Regional Arts Australia from 1999 to 2015. He served on the Board of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) from 2011 to 2021. QTC Hall of FameHe was awarded the Centenary Medal in January, 2001 for distinguished contribution to the arts, and in the Queen’s Birthday 2008 Honours List was made Member of the Order of Australia for service to the performing arts and to the community through administrative and advisory roles with a range of organisations in Queensland and support for artists in rural and regional areas.

See: TobySimkin.com/QTC-Hall-of-Fame/#Arthur_Frame_AM


Ken Kennett Ken Kennett OAM is a well-known Australian theatrical identity. He originally studied acting at The Central School of Drama, London and was subsequently given acting roles in a number of stage productions. He has produced over 50 plays and musicals. Ken was part of the foundation acting company of the Queensland Theatre Company. Ken was co-founder of The Gallery Theatre with Arthur Frame AM, He also became the Director of the Westfield Super Juniors, a group of young entertainers in Queensland. QTC Hall of FameKen co-founded the Fame Talent Agency, also based in Queensland. Ken was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2012 Honours List for service to the performing arts, particularly theatre, as an actor, writer and director.

See: TobySimkin.com/QTC-Hall-of-Fame/#Ken_Kennett_OAM


Shortly after the Schonell Theatre was constructed within the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus, the University of Queensland Union (UQU) also built The Cement Box under the Schonell Theatre as a small studio theatre named after it’s cement bessa-block walls. The first non-university commercial production was Frame and Kennett Promotions of HAMLET ON ICE which opened on September 4, 1973. Directed by Ken Kennett, Choreographed by Beverley Nevin, Designed by Gregory Gesch and starring Bille Brown, Arthur Frame and Geoffrey Rush.

Theatrical Brisbane Shows DB since 1847 Search Frame and Kennett Promotions shows

HERE WE ARE Gallery Theatre Poster HERE WE ARE Gallery Theatre Kay Perry as the Queen HERE WE ARE Gallery Theatre Lance Reynolds as Starlight StudHERE WE ARE 1974 Gallery Theatre Lance Reynolds and Maree Kelly Promo HERE WE ARE 1974 Gallery Theatre Ken Kennett as Al Grazby HERE WE ARE 1974 Gallery Theatre Lance Reynolds and Maree Kelly 1HAMLET ON ICE 1973 Cement Box Program AF HAMLET ON ICE 1973 Cement Box Flyer AF HAMLET ON ICE 1974 Gallery Theatre Poster HAMLET ON ICE 1973 Cement Box Photo Bille Brown as Queen Gertrude City Hall AF HAMLET ON ICE 1973 Cement Box Photo Bille Brown as Queen Gertrude AF HAMLET ON ICE 1973 Cement Box Photo Yvonne Matthew as Hamlet HAMLET ON ICE 1973 Gallery Theatre cast Brisbane Theatre History Schonell Theatre Hamlet on Ice mural 1973 TV CRIMES Gallery Theatre Program LITTLE DUTCH BOY Gallery Theatre PosterTHE LITTLE DUTCH BOY 1974 Gallery Theatre Arthur Frame and Kathy JohnsonCHRISTMAS CAROL 1974 Gallery Theatre Program Cover CHRISTMAS CAROL 1974 Gallery Theatre Program Credits CHRISTMAS CAROL 1974 Gallery Theatre PRESS Trevor Smith CHRISTMAS CAROL 1974 Gallery Theatre PRESS Roger Cox CHRISTMAS CAROL 1974 Gallery Theatre PRESS Stephen Conde Gallery Theatre Christmas News Bulletin Cover CHRISTMAS CAROL 1974 Gallery Theatre Description ENEMY 1974 Gallery Theatre Program Cover ENEMY 1974 Gallery Theatre Promo Photo 2 ENEMY 1974 Gallery Theatre Promo Photo 1 ENEMY 1974 Gallery Theatre Set ENEMY 1974 Gallery Theatre Photo ENEMY 1974 Gallery Theatre Scene ENEMY 1974 Gallery Theatre Harry Scott KASPAR 1974 Cement Box Poster KASPAR 1974 Cement Box Program Credits KASPAR 1974 Cement Box Program Cover KASPAR 1974 Cement Box Trevor Smith as Kaspar 1 KASPAR 1974 Cement Box Trevor Smith as Kaspar 2 KASPAR 1974 Cement Box Flyer GINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Program CoverGINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Credits GINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Bios GINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Promo Photo Steps GINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Scene GINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Glamour 1 GINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Group Scene GINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Promo GINGES LAST STAND 1975 Gallery Theatre Fun ADVENTURES IN PUPPETRY 1974 Gallery Theatre Program Cover ADVENTURES IN PUPPETRY 1974 Gallery Theatre Program 1 ADVENTURES IN PUPPETRY 1974 Gallery Theatre Program 2 ADVENTURES IN PUPPETRY 1974 Gallery Theatre Description Long PUPPET PEOPLE REES PUPPETS 1974 Plaque PUPPET PEOPLE Gwen and Peter Iliffe 1974 ALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre Program CoverALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre Program BiosALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre Program CreditsALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre InfoALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre AdALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre Prsss TelegraphALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre Prsss ObserverALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre Prsss MontageALPHA BETA 1974 Gallery Theatre InvitePASSAGE TRIUMPH OF SOUND 1975 Gallery Theatre Program PASSAGE TRIUMPH OF SOUND 1975 Gallery Theatre Poster PASSAGE TRIUMPH OF SOUND 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Credits PASSAGE TRIUMPH OF SOUND 1975 Gallery Theatre Program GG PASSAGE TRIUMPH OF SOUND 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Editorial PASSAGE TRIUMPH OF SOUND 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Queensland Times JESTERS 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Cover JESTERS 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Credits JESTERS 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Bios JESTERS 1975 Gallery Theatre Flyer JESTERS 1975 Gallery Theatre Promo JESTERS 1975 Gallery Theatre Promo Photo Warren Meacham JESTERS 1975 Gallery Theatre Promo Photo Rod Wissler JESTERS 1975 Gallery Theatre Scene Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Flyer Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Credits 2 Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Credits Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Scene Puppet Heads Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Scene Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Express Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Museum 2 Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Museum Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Old Queensland Museum Alan Philps Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Sunday Mail Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Courier Mail Front Page Eohippus Now and Then 1975 Gallery Theatre Info GINGER MEGGS SUPER KIDS SHOW 1975 Gallery Theatre Ad GINGER MEGGS SUPER KIDS SHOW 1975 Gallery Theatre Press Telegraph GINGER MEGGS SUPER KIDS SHOW 1975 Gallery Theatre Scene GINGER MEGGS SUPER KIDS SHOW 1975 Gallery Theatre Group Scene THE PUNY LITTLE LIFE SHOW RED CROSS 1975 Gallery Theatre Program Info THE PUNY LITTLE LIFE SHOW RED CROSS 1975 Gallery Theatre Info THE PUNY LITTLE LIFE SHOW RED CROSS 1975 Gallery Theatre ContractBrisbane Theatre History Gallery Theatre Arthur Frame and Ken Kennett Brisbane Theatre History Gallery Theatre from Stage 1973 Brisbane Theatre History Gallery Theatre from Seating 1973 Brisbane Theatre History Gallery Theatre Exterior 1974Brisbane Theatre History Gallery Theatre Construction 1974 Brisbane Theatre History Gallery Theatre Ken Kennett Arthur Frame 1974 Brisbane Theatre History Gallery Theatre floorplan

BRISBANE THEATRE LINKS

Brisbane Theatre History 2022 Brisbane Theatre Shows DB Brisbane Shakespeare Society Queensland Theatre Company: QTC Golden Years 1970 1988 Queensland Theatre Company QTC Who's Who Hall of Fame Golden Years 1970's & 1980s Alan Edwards in Memorium SGIO Theatre Puppet People Brisbane Actors Company Frame and Kennett PromotionsBrisbane Theatre Restaurants & Dinner Theatre

Toby Simkin’s Broadway Entertainment, LLC
dba within China as: 沈途彬商务咨询(上海)有限公司

– ~ ~  {:-)-:}  ~ ~ –

TobySimkin.com | TheatreInChina.com | MarketingBroadway.com | MusicTheater.org | BroadwayArchive.com
Facebook #PreservingHistory1ShowAtATime
Biography | Portfolio | Blog | Consulting | Theatre History | BlacklistAustralAsia Live | Contact