Welcome to Stanley Walsh Melodramas

Welcome to stanleywalsh.com.

Stanley WalshIn 2006 my friend Stanley gave me permission to stage “The Beast of Belgrave Square” at Knox Grammar School. I warned him that it could be popular and revive interest in his Music Hall melodramas. Stanley wasn’t well and he insisted that any enquiries for other productions would need managing, by me, and that was the deal. We sealed our agreement in typical Stanley fashion, by a handshake, over lunch.

As time permits I will make all of the melodrama scripts available in pdf form together with other material and links to interesting sites. You can apply for permission to stage the plays and get copies of the scripts here. The copyright for material rests with the Estate of Stanley Walsh. Please feel free to add comments, get in touch and correct errors.

This is a small acknowledgement of the enormous contribution Stanley made to Australian popular culture. It is my tribute to a friend.

Charles Hambling.


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