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Joyful and triumphant, 1992

Joyful and triumphant, 1992

Robert Lord's 1992 comedy Joyful and triumphant tells the story of a New Zealand family over a period of 40 years. Commissioned by Wellington's Circa Theatre, it was first performed as part of the 1992 New Zealand International Festival of the Arts under the direction of Susan Wilson. It was a great success, winning many awards, and was subsequently performed around New Zealand and in Sydney, Adelaide and London. In this photo the May 1997 Circa cast celebrate before taking the play on a national tour. From left, back row, are Cathy Downes, Grant Tilly, Bruce Phillips and Jane Waddell. At front are Michele Amas, Dorothy McKegg and Judie Douglas.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1992/3177
Photograph by Ray Pigney

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Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Theatrical explosion: 1960s and 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014