16 Jul 2021
106 Minutes

The Sentimental Bloke

Important Update: The Sentimental Bloke on 16 July will not go ahead at this time.

Important Update: In line with NSW Health advice, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is temporarily closed to the public until at least 11.59pm Friday 16 July. Hence, The Sentimental Bloke on 16 July will not go ahead at this time. All ticket holders will be contacted via email over the next week with an update and options – please keep an eye on your email inboxes. In this unprecedented situation, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we are working to be as responsive as possible. We ask that you please wait for us to get in touch, and please bear with us as we work through our lists.

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

Join us for this rare opportunity to see the iconic, classic Australian silent film The Sentimental Bloke on the Silver Screen, as the filmmaker intended! Accompanied by a live World Premier performance of an original new score commissioned in celebration of the film’s 100th Anniversary by Ian Munro, and performed on two pianos by both Ian and fellow pianist Calvin Bowman, this once-in-a-lifetime, never to be repeated cinematic event will give you a truly authentic experience of how films used to be presented.

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.

Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances the matinee of The Sentimental Bloke on Friday 16 July at 10:30am has been cancelled. However, the evening concert on Friday 16 July at 7:30pm will still be going ahead as planned

General Public: Suitable for ages 14+

We strongly recommend all staff and visitors (12 years and older) wear masks inside The Joan.

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 7:30 pm

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