Melvyn Morrow

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Melvyn Morrow
Born1942 (age 78–79)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
  • Playwright
  • dramatist
  • screenwriter
  • theatre lyricist
  • English and drama teacher
FamilyJulian Morrow (son)

Melvyn Morrow (born 1942, in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian playwright.

He co-wrote the jukebox musicals Shout! The Legend of the Wild One and Dusty - The Original Pop Diva with John-Michael Howson and David Mitchell.[1][2][3] Earlier in his life he wrote material for The Mavis Bramston Show.[4]

Biography[edit]

He is a graduate of St Aloysius' College. He taught English and Drama at Stonyhurst College where he directed and wrote the libretto for the musical Frank Ass, based on the life of Francis of Assisi.[5] The musical was also taken to the Edinburgh festival in 1974. He also taught at St Ignatius' College, Riverview, where he taught author Gerard Windsor, playwright Nick Enright, and entertainer Andrew O'Keefe.[6] He is the father of comic Julian Morrow.[7]

Musicals[edit]

  • "When It Happens" (With James Long)
  • "Vroom, Vroom" (With Paul Coombes and Jim McCallum)[8]
  • "Shout! The Legend of the Wild One" State Theatre, Melbourne, (With John Michael-Howson and David Mitchell).[9]
  • "Postcards from Provence" Zenith Theatre, Sydney, 1993 (With John Mallord)
  • "Morality!"
  • "Jack O'Hagan's Humdingers" (With David Mitchell and Jack O'Hagan)
  • "I'm Not Henry Lawson's Mother" (With James Long)
  • "Dusty - The Original Pop Diva" Arts Centre, State Theatre, Melbourne (With John Michael-Howson and David Mitchell).[10]
  • "Dare!" - The Musical - A musical celebrating 125 years of St Ignatius' College
  • "Dicken's Down Under"
  • "The Big Makado - Updated Libretto" - At St Aloysius College

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ The real Mary Mackillop explored in play Her Holiness; Perth Now, 14 April 2011
  3. ^ On a long and Dusty road; smh.com.au; 11 March 2006
  4. ^ At home with Julian Morrow; Sydney Morning Herald; 23 Sept 2012
  5. ^ http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/4218718
  6. ^ TV’S Andrew O’Keefe to sing the real deal in Glorious Mud at concert at Mosman; dailytelegraph.com.au; 25 March 2015
  7. ^ At home with Julian Morrow; Sydney Morning Herald; 23 Sept 2012
  8. ^ http://www.davidspicer.com/vv.htm
  9. ^ The real Mary Mackillop explored in play Her Holiness; Perth Now, 14 April 2011
  10. ^ On a long and Dusty road; smh.com.au; 11 March 2006

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