Gallery: Hunter Valley Theatre Archive

Date posted: 28 Oct 2013Author: STC

In a coup for Novocastrian theatre lovers, historians and nostalgics, an abandoned trove of photos from the Hunter Valley Theatre Company has been found in a Newcastle building scheduled for demolition.

The Hunter Valley Theatre Company was Australia's first regionally-based full-time professional theatre company dedicated to new and original work. The company folded in 1996, but its legacy is alive and well as the breeding ground for talents like Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue), John Doyle (Vere (Faith)) and Robert Alexander (Machinal).

The University of Newcastle is currently seeking help in identifying actors who appear in the photos. You can view the entire archive and provide information here. Or get a peek at the photos below.