The last days of our exhibition Reg Livermore – Take a Bow are fast approaching! Celebrating the career of one of Australia’s most significant theatre performers, this is currently showing in Gallery 1, Arts Centre Melbourne until 26 February. The exhibition has received very positive visitor feedback, both from long-term fans and newcomers to Reg’s work. We are also delighted to hear that many visitors have come back numerous times to take it all in.
Reg was closely involved in preparations for the exhibition and we are looking forward to having him back in town next week to give free floor talk. Join Reg and curator Margaret Marshall on Wednesday 22 February in Gallery 1 at 12.30pm as they reflect on highlights of an extraordinary career (no bookings required).
The exhibition begins with Reg Livermore’s childhood as a young stage-struck boy and his transition from a repertory theatre actor in the late 1950s and 1960s to a star of rock musicals such as Hair (1969) and The Rocky Horror Show (1974). Central to the exhibition are his innovative and outrageous solo shows which began with Betty Blokk Buster Follies in 1975. Also represented are other major musicals in which he starred including Barnum (1981–82) and The Producers (2004–05), along with his expert portrayal of character roles in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.
Photos by Rob McMicking