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Samson and Cordelia Cameron (husband and wife actors from Britain) are credited as the founders of theatrical entertainment in Tasmania. In 1833 the couple performed a series of “dramatic amusements” for Hobart’s most “respectable citizens” at the Freemasons Hotel (the site now occupied by the Welcome Stranger Hotel) in Hobart.

And so we’re returning to the WELCOME STRANGER HOTEL for the launch of Luke Agati’s Strutting the Stage (a ground-breaking history of the first 25 years of Tasmanian theatre). 

LAUNCH: Sunday, 30 July 2017, 2.00pm (for 2.30pm) - hosted by the Friends of the Theatre Royal

TO BE LAUNCHED BY the delightful and talented Jane Longhurst, award-winning Tasmanian actor, broadcaster, voice artist and presenter.

So if you’re a “respectable citizen” (or better still, if you’re disreputable citizen or a stage-door Johnny), please come along and join us - no need to RSVP.