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
Latecomers will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance
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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.