Man of Steel

November 12th, 1977 — December 12th, 1977


La Boite Theatre


La Boite Theatre


Jo Denver


Simon Denver


Composer and Musical Director - Ian Dorricott


Steven Hamilton, Chris Rees
Chris Surplice, Anna McCrossin
Peter Merrill, Alice-Anne McRobbie
Tricia Ferguson, Jayne Meehan
Judy Foster, Andrew Biggs
Graeme Matthews, Neville Kussrow
Lisa Claes, Kathy Moore
Tracey Fleming, Brett Raguse
Linzi Fox, Gary Cameron
Andrina Comino, Joanne Billinghurst
Gaynor Gillard, Ann Keys
Judy Gould, Anne Louise Mee
Kathy Esler, Sonya Parer
Ann Lloyd, Triny Roe
Kate Leigh, Michelle Sofia
Karen McKay, Chris Lotinga
Georgina Norrie, Brian Cavanagh
Jenny O'Neill, Dominic Di Dato
Peter O'Sullivan, Stephen Hills
Maureen Owen, Kate Gibson
Rebecca Ponsford, Deirdre Gilfedder
Cathy Seymour, Alaine Kaye
Kim Theoharriss, Annabel Whitton
Katherine Walsh, Anna Bourke
Anne Roylance

Of all the productions by Queensland playwrights in 1977, Man of Steel, a musical by Simon Denver and Ian Dorricott and directed by Jo Denver, was the only one which did well at the box office. It had an enduring after-life as one of the most produced musicals in secondary schools in Australia.

A revised version was staged the following year by Salisbury High School students, directed by Jan McLean with Musical Direction by Loretta Dueck.

Writer: Christine Comans

Tell us your story

It was a truly joyous experience to be part of that musical production at La Boite. I was a 15 year old high school student at the time and a member of the stage band .It left me with a life long love of musical productions ,and playing in bands.

Malcolm Jones