'Convict Theatre: A radio movie about a highway robber turned patron of the arts: Robert Sidaway', from These Walls Have Ears: The Artists, 2013

A radio movie about a highway robber turned patron of the arts: Robert Sidaway was a convict transported to Australia. By day he was a baker, and by night, he dreamed of starting a theatre in new land. Produced by Merran Winchester. The cast included: Brendon Taylor- Robert Sidaway Adrian Barnes- Judge, Governor(s) Robert Edwards- Reverend Johnson, Various Voices Anna Martin- Women Voices Dominic Witkop- Sparrow & Various Voices Thomas Adams- Various Voices Paul Winchester- Various Voices Original music composed and performed by John Bellamy. References: The Convict Theatres of Early Australia 1788-1840 by Robert Jordan, published by Currency House (2002).

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(This piece was created for FBi Radio's All the Best, and made possible thanks to the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority through the Rocks Windmill Project 2013.)