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Digitizing the JC Williamson Scene Books

Between 2014–2016, THA undertook a program of digitization of Scene Books from the JC Williamson collection held by Scenic Studios, Preston. The collection comprises thousands of images of JCW sets, backdrops, scenic details, lighting rigs etc. stretching back to the end of the nineteenth century.

The collection will eventually comprise 10 digitized volumes, and will be made available to the public as the work is completed.

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JCW Scene Book 1

JCW Scene Book 1

JCW Scene Book 2

JCW Scene Book 2

JCW Scene Book 9

JCW Scene Book 9

The Riley/Hailes Scrapbook

The Riley/Hailes Scrapbook

The John Riley/Fred Hailes Scrapbook contains theatrical and musical items including engravings, photographs, newspaper cuttings, and entrance tickets. The scrapbook was compiled between the 1830s and 1917 by at least two people, circus performer John Riley (c.1819-1911), and journalist Fred Hailes (c.1852-1917). The ‘scraps’ are pasted on 309 pages of an international trade book.

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Melbourne Theatres

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Early Production Photos

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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Melbourne c.1959

The Chalk Garden

The Chalk Garden

The Mikado

The Mikado

c.1958

The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game

Iolanthe

Iolanthe

Yeomen of the Guard

Yeomen of the Guard

Trial by Jury

Trial by Jury

The Gondoliers

The Gondoliers

Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance