Story: Theatre companies and producers

J. C. Williamson pantomime, 1919

J. C. Williamson pantomime, 1919

James Cassius Williamson was a US-born theatrical producer, based in Australia from about 1879. His company became known for large, spectacular touring productions in both theatre and film. Williamson first toured a show to New Zealand in 1882 and his company continued to tour regularly until 1976. This poster is for the company's 1919 Christmas pantomine, Goody two shoes

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-PANTOMIME-Aust-1919-01

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Mark Derby, 'Theatre companies and producers - Early theatre companies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 February 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014