Years in the making: this independent 87 minute documentary called “Parkerville Amphitheatre: Sets, Bugs & Rock n Roll” will be screened at three cinemas around Perth on 4, 11 & 12 July 2015 (Luna Palace, Cinema Paradiso & Luna on SX).
Jenny & Susie of Tempest Productions have done a great job with this massive project to collect material and interview lots of people who were associated with my late father, John Joseph Jones (1930-2000), and his amphitheatre (1966-2001). Kickstarter crowd funding helped them buy rare ABC television footage from the 1970s. They’ve fashioned a compelling story out of all the twists and turns, the big and little dramas, the private family story, and the very public story.
See a brief history of the amphitheatre and links to the doco and how to buy tickets, plus some myth busting at: www.parkerville-amphitheatre.com
The official name of the amphitheatre was The Seddon Vincent Memorial Theatre for Australian Playwrights.