Adelaide Repertory Theatre
'The Adelaide Repertory Theatre (The Rep) is an amateur theatre company in Adelaide, South Australia. It is the longest surviving amateur theatre company in the Southern Hemisphere. It celebrated its centenary in 2008 having been set up in 1908 by students from the Elder Conservatorium.
The company currently presents four productions each year and The Arts Theatre is used by theatre groups and the community.
- 2008 Ruby Award for Sustained Contribution by an Organisation (Arts SA)
- 2006 the Adelaide Critics Circle The Coopers Group Award for School for Scandal
- 2006 the Messenger Newspapers Light Year Award for best comedy: I Hate Hamlet
- 2001 the Light Year Award Glen Christie's performances as Norman in The Dresser and Barney in Kid Stakes won Best Amateur Actor in the Messenger Newspapers City Messenger Theatre Awards
Notable associates of the Theatre include:
- Roxy Byrne - actress
- Frank Ford AM - Director
- Alexander Melrose - playwright
- Keith Michell - Actor
- Sydney Talbot Smith - Chairperson, Vice President and President at times between 1919 and 1948
- Affort, T. (1995). Adelaide Repertory Theatre. In P. Parsons (General Editor), Companion to Theatre in Australia. Sydney, Currency Press, p. 11
- Comans, Dr Christine A.W. (2006) La Boite's History as Doctoral Study: A Research Methodology Story. NJ Drama Australia Journal 30(2):pp. 73-82.
- Geoffrey Milne, (2004), Theatre Australia (Un)limited: Australian Theatre Since the 1950s, Rodopi, p. 75, ISBN 90-420-0930-6
- Brissenden, Alan (2008-09-25). "Stirring the intellectual pot". The Adelaide Review. Retrieved 2008-10-16.
- Adelaide Repertory Theatre, Sustained contribution (organisations) 2008 Winner, Ruby Awards, ARTS SA
- The Awards, Adelaide Critics Circle. Retrieved 2007-05-19
- Amateur Theatre I Hate Hamlet, Messenger Newspapers, 2006
- City Messenger Theatre Awards
- Roxy Byrne entry at the Australian Women’s Archives Project
- Alexander Melrose entry at the Australian Dictionary of Biography
- Sydney Talbot Smith entry at the Australian Dictionary of Biography