Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, 1960.
Theatre program for a season of "The Magic Pudding" performed by marionette puppets commencing Monday, July 4, 1960, at the Elizabethan Theatre in Newtown.
"In adapting Norman Lindsay's fascinating book, "THE MAGIC PUDDING," for marionettes, Peter Scriven has brought to life one of Australia's best-loved children's stories. From the time when the debonair young koala, Bunyip Bluegum, leaves home to join forces with Bill Barnacle, the sailor, and Sam Sawnoff, the penguin, the owners of the Magic Pudding, that sulky little fellow about whom the happy feasts, the cunning schemes, and the epic fights of the story revolve, the exuberance and rich inventions of the story never fail. Norman Lindsay has an unerring instinct for humour that really appeals to adults and children alike, and Peter Scriven's "Tintookies" really bring to life this happy spirit of fun and fantasy." (Theatre Program, page 8-9.)
"It has been said, and was said at the time, that Norman Lindsay's animal paintings alone would have made him famous." [Robert Holden].
Octavo, colour illustrated paper wrappers, 14 pages, illustrated with Lindsay's original line drawings from the book, portaits of Lindsay, Scriven and Evans, and black & white photographs of the performance, mild smudges to the advertisement of the back cover of the pamphlet, near fine.