The Boy From Attunga

03 - 04 Aug - Capitol Theatre

Presented by Tamworth Musical Society

Bill Gleeson’s 60 years on the stage are celebrated in this special show

A Life Told Through Song


The Gleeson home, “Prairie Vale”, twelve kilometres west of Attunga was always full of music.


Bill Gleeson grew up playing by ear on the family’s Beale pianola and one special song, Vilia, started it all! In 1959 he heard the song sung on stage by Marj. Cousens - he was hooked and so began his deep association with Tamworth Musical Society, Tamworth Dramatic Society and indeed the world of music and theatre from Sydney to London and back home to Tamworth.

From the plains to the stage, from the tractor to the piano – this show celebrates Bill Gleeson’s theatrical life!

The Boy from Attunga! celebrates Bill’s 60 year involvement on the Tamworth stage, his careers with Qantas as Steward and ABC New England North West as announcer, and the many people that influenced his life both on and off the stage.


A life member and patron of both Tamworth Musical Society and Tamworth Dramatic Society, and the recipient of an O.A.M., Bill’s philosophy has always been to forget the past and never look back – except maybe on this occasion as we celebrate the life of The Boy From Attunga!



Bill Gleeson


Peter Ross

Musical Director
Tim Godden


Tim Godden

Todd Power

Production Manager

Kate Godden



Start your theatre experience with a sumptuous 3 Course Meal at Deco Wine Bar & Restaurant.  Just click the Deco Dinner & Show Package option when purchasing your tickets to this show.


If you have already purchased your tickets and would like to add the Dinner Deal, simply click the image below and follow the prompts...



Dinner and Show or Dinner Deals go off sale through the Theatre at 10:30am on the day. Please contact Deco Wine Bar & Restaurant directly on 6766 7260 to make a reservation.




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