Kismet

1974.2 - KismetKaringal High School : August 1975

Brief Synopsis

With extreme cleverness and a fair amount of luck, the poor street poet, Hajj, rises from the streets of Baghdad to being crowned as Emir by the Wazir of Baghdad. Meanwhile, the Wazir is desperately trying to find a wealthy foreign princess for the Caliph to marry. This plan hits a snag when the Caliph falls in love with Hajj’s beautiful daughter, Marsinah, without the knowledge of Hajj. Thus, Hajj is helping the Wazir but risking losing his son-in-law. After a series of adventures, the Caliph and Marsinah are able to continue their love affair while Hajj is rewarded by gaining the affections of the Wazir’s sexy widow, Lalume.

 

 

 

 

Production Team Director Nina Cooke
  Musical Director Basil Gleeson
  Choreographer Strelsa Heckelman
     
  Stage Manager John Rekers
     
Design Team Costume Design  
  Scenic Design John McCormack
    Tony Evans
  Lighting Director Peter Hart
  Scenic Artist Doug Stillman
  Make Up Director Neil Weatherill
     
Cast Imam of Mosique Grant Kennedy
  Muezzins Bill McNeilly
    Robert Barr
    Nigel Nettleship
    Bill Kennedy
  Beggars Gordon Miller
    Denis Wiltshire
    John Ross
    Stan Riley
  Omar Martyn Keeley
  A Public Poet … later Haji Barry Woodford
  Marsinah, his daughter Rhonda Horwood
  Hassan Ben Bill McLorrinan
  Jawan Stan Riley
  The Wizar of Police Don Jones
  Chief Policeman Bill Kennedy
  Second Policeman Grant Kennedy
  Third Policeman Peter Moon
  Lalume Margaret Grevsmuhl
  The Bangle Man Robert Barr
  Three Princesses of Ababu Sue Dean
    Kerry Middleton
    Gwen Stokoe
  Caliph Jim Barratt
  Princess Zubbediya Jullian Andrews
  Ayah of Zubbediya Judith Breese
  Princess Samaris Sian Rodda
  Ayah to Samaris Barabara Rodwell
  Widow Yussef Jean Riley
  Dancers Leaigh Ames
    Gayle Anderson
    Jillian Andrews
    Catherine Grade
    Janice Haynes
    Lynda Johnson
    Christine Liphuyzen
    Sandy Oliver
    Pam Robertson
    Sian Rodda
    Janet Stokoe
  Female Chorus Judith Breese
    Andrea Clarke
    Bethe Coops
    Leanne Coops
    Wyn Crabtree
    Anne Darr
    Robyn Geradts
    Naoelyne Godson
    Sue Gray
    Bev Hann
    Dawn Harris
    Maurine Hayward
    Gail Higgins
    Jenny Jones
    Noel Jones
    Barbara Knight
    Roslyn Kuss
    Sue McCormack
    Judith McLorinan
    Pamela McNeilly
    Hilary Moon
    Rosemary Munro
    Lynne Monte
    Janet Newman
    Joan Nightingale
    Bettie Packham
    Joan Pearson
    Julia Power
    Jean Riley
    Barbara Rothwell
    Lesley Scott-Smith
    Daniela Selir
    Jane Shale
    Barbara Spencer
    Rosslyn Stokoe
  Male Chorus Robert Barr
    Stephen Bird
    Peter Chaffey
    Bob Crabtree
    Doug Ferguson
    Ray Hodge
    Eddie Jones
    Dusty Lewis
    Bill McLorinan
    Bill McNeilly
    Gordon Miller
    Wayne Mitchell
    Nigel Nettleship
    Ken Pullen
    Stan Riley
    Arthur Roberts
    Bruce Shepherd
     
Team Assistant Director Veronica Ferguson
  Assistant Chorus Master Coral Rekers
  Scenic Construction Ron Elliott
  Wardrobe Mistress Norma Macer
  Properties John Ross
    Celia Riley
    Diane Manley
  Prompt Joan Keeley
  Ticket Secretary Isabel Myring
  Front of House Manger Isobel Taylor
  Program Designer Peter Hart
  Rehearsal Pianist Arch Dyer
  Stage Hands John McCormack
    Tony Evans
    Shaun Keeley
  Lighting Technician Richard Merrin
    Owen March
    Colin Tyrus
    Paul Mason
    Bruce Morton
    Ian Godson
  Costume Execution Elizabeth Palmer
  Promotions Peter Hart
    Pam McNeilly
    Joan Pearson
    Barry Woodford
    Rudi Brinks
     
Orchestra Violins Irene Bulloch
    John Conyers
    Joy Boldiston
    Emerald Rangott
    Doris Boyd
  Viola Heather Birrell
    Ted Gruenberger
  Cello Carolyn Doyle
  Double Bass Don More
  Clarinet Alan Tacon
    Ian Clapperton
  Flute/Piccolo Roger Bruca
  Trombone Don Hale
  Oboe Michael Parker
  Trumpet Betty Shepherd
    Jeannette Shepherd
  Horn Greg Keogh
  Pianist Arch Dyer
  Percussion Michael Robinson
    John Annabele
     
Venue   Karingal High School