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SITCO’s memorable finale

Inset Pic- Martin Portus as    Les Robinson. Featured Pic- Gertraud Ingeborg as Belle of the Cross
Inset Pic- Martin Portus as Les Robinson. Featured Pic- Gertraud Ingeborg as Belle of the Cross     Pics Katy Green Loughrey

SITCO’s swan song as stewards of The Old Fitzroy theatre space is an apt one.

The end of an era is marked by a double bill of one act plays about colourful characters from the Kings Cross area that are from another era, THE LES ROBINSON STORY and BELLE OF THE CROSS.

THE LES ROBINSON STORY is a palimpsest of a personality, Les Robinson, a slacker before the term was coined, whose stories, Kenneth Slessor is attributed as saying, would be better understood and appreciated in 1993 than 1933.

Brought up on readings of Robinson Crusoe and the Swiss Family Robinson, these literary namesakes seem to have foreshadowed Les’ literary ambitions which foundered and shipwrecked on the shores of Bohemia. Continue reading SITCO’s memorable finale