16 Jul - 16 Jul 2021
106 Minutes

The Sentimental Bloke

With new music score composed by Ian Munro. Performed live by Ian Munro and Calvin Bowman

Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the remastered version of this early, iconic Australian silent film, accompanied by acclaimed composer Ian Munro’s new commissioned score, performed by Ian and fellow composer Calvin Bowman, live on stage.

Set in the Sydney working class suburb of Woolloomooloo and based on the best-selling verses of C.J. Dennis’ 1915 book The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, Raymond Longford’s film is a ripping good yarn which humorously depicts the heart-warming tale of larrikin and Sentimental Bloke, Bill, his sweetheart Doreen and his ruffian mate Ginger Mick.

This new digital print from the National Film and Sound Archives incorporates footage found in the vaults of George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. It has now been digitally restored, including its original tinting and toning.

The schools matinee performance will be followed by a 30-minute interval and then a 45-minute Symposium, starting at 1pm. Led by a historian from the National Film and Sound Archive, with the composer and performers of the score, the Symposium will focus on the legacy and relevance of this cinematic milestone and give students the opportunity to ask the team questions.

Schools: Suitable for Years 9 – 12
General Public: Suitable for ages 14+

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Cast & Creatives

Raymond Longford / Producer and Director

Lottie Lyell and Raymond Longford / Scriptwriters

C.J. Dennis / Author

Arthur Tauchert / Bill the Bloke

Lottie Lyell / Doreen

Gilbert Emery / Ginger Mick

William Coulter / Uncle Jim

Helen Fergus / Nurse

Margaret Reid / Doreen's Mother

Stanley Robinson / The Bloke's Friend

Harry Young / The Stror 'at Coot

Charles Keegan / Parson

16 Jul 2021 10:30 am

16 Jul 2021 7:30 pm

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Schools Bookings and Resources

Schools Performance
The Sentimental Bloke is recommended for Years 9 – 12 (Stages 5 – 6). The dedicated schools performance for this production is:

Friday 16 July at 10:30am

Duration
1 hour 46 minutes (Plus a 30-minute interval and a 45-minute Symposium starting at 1pm). The Symposium will be led by a historian from the National Film and Sound Archive, with the composer and performers of the score. It will focus on the legacy and relevance of this cinematic milestone and give your students the opportunity to ask the team questions.

Schools Booking Form
To book this production for your school, please click here and complete our Schools Booking Form.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

Enquiries
To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or boxoffice@penrith.city

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