Long before Netflix, we went to the theatre to be dazzled and delighted by the glamour and showbiz razzamatazz of variety shows that travelled far and wide. One of the most brilliant and popular variety shows on the Australian circuit was the famous 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 Tasmania from 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 through their song and dance. 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.
Paying tribute to The Marvellous Corricks, Ten Days on the Island will join forces with the National Film and Sound Archive and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery for a show-stopping event in the Princess Theatre – a regular performance venue for the original entertainers.
Some of Tasmania’s finest performing artists including soprano Emily Burke, narrator Stuart Loone and music director Dean Stevenson will bring to vivid life the stories, music and showbiz surprises that made the Corricks famous, culminating in a screening of the spectacular collection of films known as Leonard’s Beautiful Pictures.
Roll up for this unique Festival experience from a bygone era.
Please note: As Tasmanian COVID-19 guidelines continue to develop, we are currently taking General Admission bookings for events in reserved seating venues. Your booking is confirmed and your seat number will be allocated in January. You will receive an updated confirmation email and e-Ticket in advance of the event.
All upcoming performances at Princess Theatre are held in accordance with the directions of Public Health Services Tasmania.
If you or a guest feel unwell or display any COVID-19 symptoms prior to a performance, you must not come to the theatre.
Please stay home and follow this link: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/facts/about-coronaviruses-and-covid19
In this instance, please contact the Ten Days on the Island Box Office on 03 6406 0260 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Ten Days on the Island’s COVID-19 policy see here
Patrons who do not comply with these conditions will either not be admitted into the venue or will be asked to leave. These measures are to ensure the safety of all.
Image: Courtesy of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery