Reg Livermore, Australian Entertainer for more than 60 years. Shows include; Rocky Horror Show, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Betty Blokk Buster Follies, Wonder Woman, Sacred Cow, Firing Squad, Barnum, The Producers, The Wizard in Wicked and My Fair Lady to name a few.
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Reginald Dawson Livermore AO (born 11 December 1938) is an Australian actor, singer, theatrical performer and former television presenter.
Reg Livermore was born on December 11, 1938 in Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Reginald Dawson Livermore. He is an actor and writer, known for Betty Blokk-buster Follies (1976), The Pirates of Penzance (1993) and The Tempest (1963). See full bio »
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REG LIVERMORE - A0 Reg Livermore, born December 11 1938, was stage-struck from the word go. Regular outings to see pantomimes at the famous Tivoli Theatre Sydney indicated the sort of productions he enjoyed, and hinted at the direction his career would eventually take.
Reg Livermore, Australian Theatre icon: Australian Entertainer for more than 50 years. Shows include; Rocky Horror Show, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Betty Blokk Buster Follies, Wonder Woman,...
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From a young age, Livermore demonstrated an interest in the performing arts. Regular outings to see pantomimes at the famous Tivoli Theatre Sydney indicated the sort of productions he enjoyed, and hinted at the direction his career would eventually take. At the age of 13 he started hiring local halls to stage performances of his own pantomimes in aid of local charities, his casts made up of coerced neighborhood children and school friends. As the size of the venues increased so did the expenses. Having hit his straps early on and fired with a strong sense of his own destiny he hired the Mosman Town Hall in 1955 and again in 1956 to stage Snow White, and then Mother Goose. More money was taken at the box office but profits were small. The young actor-manager began to appreciate the hit and miss nature of show business. During his last years at school he worked hard at the drama club and worked nights at the Independent Theatre where he’d been attending acting classes, and as the oppo...
Livermore's first job was as understudy in Around The Loop, covering Gordon Chater and Barry Humphries; in the next revue, Cross Section, he shared the stage with Ruth Cracknell, June Salter and John Meillon. During this period he met Hayes Gordon and began acting lessons in earnest, becoming one of the select and privileged founding members of the Ensemble Theatre-in-the-round. Like many actors of that time he was drawn to the bright lights of London; rather than change the nature of his speaking voice and possibly his whole persona in order to satisfy the expectations of English theatrical producers and directors the assertive young Mr. Livermore returned to Australia and the Ensemble Theatre, by then re-located to a boatshed at the edge of Sydney Harbour in Kirribilli. There followed an intense period of instruction and practical experience with his true teacher, Hayes Gordon. Livermore appeared in Ensemble productions of Orpheus Descending, The Drunkard, The Double Dealer, The C...
During 1964/65 Livermore starred as the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz at the Sydney Tivoli, and then played the lead role in The Knack for the Phillip Theatre management. He then became the first guest of the newly formed South Australia Theatre Company performing Andorra by Max Frisch and West of the Black Stump which he wrote with Sandra McKenzie. This was followed by the popular, Cup of Tea, A Bex and a Good Lie Down another Sydney Phillip Theatre show featuring Gloria Dawn and Ruth Cracknell. After fifteen months in this record-breaking show, Livermore was invited to compare a children’s program for ABCTV called CrackerJack. On the strength of his success the ABC offered Reg his own Saturday night Variety show called I’m Alright Now. Next year he took over from Ronnie Fraser in the Mavis Bramston Show, and when Mavis was finally put to bed in 1968 stayed on at Channel 7 to participate in Anything Goes. In 1969 Livermore added to his list of musical credits roles i...
After this Reg enjoyed a period of well-earned quiet tending his well-known garden property in the picturesque Blue Mountains, also mounting several exhibitions of his own colourful paintings. In 1989 he returned to television, as a member of Burkes Backyard for the Nine Television network, concurrently writing and performing Wish You Were Here, a one-man show at the Clarendon Theatre Restaurant in Katoomba. This subsequently played the Melbourne International Festival and a season at the Victorian Arts Centre. In 1991 he appeared in the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Iolanthe for Victoria State Opera and directed La Traviata for the same organization at the Ballarat Easter Opera Festival in 1992. In that year he also wrote and performed his second one-man show for the Blue Mountains, Santa on the Planet of the Apes. This was followed by his performance as Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, again for Victoria State Opera. During 1993 he toured regional Victoria with Wish...
The recipient of many awards for his considerable achievements Livermore's long awaited autobiography Chapters and Chances, a coffee table style photographic history, was published in 2003through Hardie Grant books. He has since completed a second volume of biography titled ‘Omissions, a companion memoir and diary’. In a special ceremony at Melbourne’s Docklands in 2006, Livermore was named one of 100 Australian Entertainers of the Century.Reg Livermore and Rob McMicking (2003). Chapters & chances. South Yarra., Victoria : Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 1-740-66088-9.Philip Parsons, Victoria Chance (Ed.) (1995). Companion to theatre in Australia. Sydney : Currency Press in association with Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-86-819357-7.
in the guise of Bette Davis. It cemented Livermore’s reputation as an electrifying stage personality with the talent and flair to lead a company. Away from the greasepaint and lights, Livermore, who is charming, watchful and
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Reg Livermore is a 82 year old Australian Actor. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Reg Livermore is a member of the following lists: Australian television actors , 1938 births and Australian stage actors .