Reg Livermore – Take a Bow: last days!

Reg Livermore - Take a Bow

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).

Reg Livermore - Take a Bow

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.

See what Reg says about the exhibition and forthcoming floor talk and view the special exhibition page on his website.

Reg Livermore - Take a Bow

Photos by Rob McMicking

Reg Livermore – Take A Bow

Gallery 1 is currently a-buzz with activity as the Exhibitions team prepare to bring our next major exhibition to life. In a few days time we will launch the next Icon Exhibition featuring Reg Livermore!

Reg Livermore has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. This exhibition celebrates his remarkable career including roles in The Rocky Horror Show, Barnum and The Producers, and his groundbreaking solo shows that began with Betty Blokk Buster Follies.

Featuring stage costumes worn by Livermore and material from his personal archive, this is a rare opportunity to experience the creative talent of an Australian theatre legend.