Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

Ten Days on the Island presents

The Marvellous Corricks

In association with the National Film and Sound Archive and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

90 mins

Event Warnings

Latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance

Covid Info

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Image: Courtesy of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Long before Netflix, we went to the theatre to be dazzled and delighted by the glamour and spectacle of variety shows that travelled far and wide. One of the most brilliant and popular shows on the Australian circuit was presented by the family of entertainers known as  The Marvellous Corricks.

Albert and Sarah Corrick had seven daughters and one son – all multi-skilled entertainers who came to lutruwita/Tasmania from Aotearoa/New Zealand at the turn of the 20th Century. For the next 15 years, these talented travelling performers put on thousands of shows, achieving worldwide fame and considerable fortune. On retirement in 1915, the family settled in Launceston, devoting themselves to community music-making and charitable works and earning the love and esteem of the city.

In this affectionate tribute to The Marvellous  Corricks, Ten Days on the Island joins forces with the National Film and Sound Archive Australia (NFSA) and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery for a show-stopping special event in the Princess Theatre – once a regular performance venue for the original entertainers.

Some of lutruwita/Tasmania’s finest performing artists including soprano Emily Burke, narrator Stuart Loone, music director Dean Stevenson, musicians from the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra and Launceston Philharmonic will bring to vivid life the stories, music and eclectic stage surprises that made the Corricks famous, featuring a screening of the spectacular collection of digitally restored films known as Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures.

Roll up for this unique Festival experience from a bygone era.



FULL PRICE: $59.00
CHILD (16 AND UNDER): $50.00
FAMILY (2A+2C): $199.00
GROUP (6+): $53.10
$4.95 transaction fee applies

Dates & Times

Princess Theatre Sun 14 March 2021 6:00 pm

Venue Details

Princess Theatre

55/57 Brisbane St, Launceston TAS 7250

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