Ernest C. Rolls

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Ernest C. Rolls ( Ernest Dareweski ; * around 1890, † after 1937) was an Australian theater director.

Rolls came to England from Warsaw at the age of 17, where he soon worked as a theater producer. In 1925 he had success in Australia with his production Aladdin , which he had brought back from England. In 1927 he produced the Australian premiere of Sunny . Further successes were Rio Rita and the revue Good News at the theater by Ben Fuller and Whoopee with George Marlowe . As a result of the economic depression, he went to New Zealand in 1937. There he directed a number of theaters and oversaw productions for James Cassius Williamson . After considerable financial losses, he returned to England, where he later organized variety shows in seaside resorts.