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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'Following the success of 'Fury' in 2013, playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, director Andrew Upton and actor Sarah Peirse join forces again for a suspenseful new thriller; a fictional postulation of an episode in the life of Patricia Highsmith. The spiky novelist, best known for her creation of the very talented con artist Tom Ripley, receives an unexpected visitor at her home in Switzerland - a young man sent by her publisher with the purpose of extracting one last Ripley novel from her before she dies. Switzerland cunningly explores what happens when the spark of life that a writer puts into a character has the potential to set off a fire and destroy more than it creates.' (Source: http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/newsflash/andrew-upton-announces-sydney-theatre-company%E2%80%99s-2014-season )

Production Details

  • Performed: 3 November to 20 December 2014, Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House. Opening: Friday 7 November 2014

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2014
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 49p.
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      • Published April 2016
      ISBN: 9781925005561
      Series: Currency Plays Currency Press (publisher), series - publisher

Works about this Work

Seductive Thriller with a Barbed Wit Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 September 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
Swiss Armoured Life Peter Craven , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 22 October 2016;

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
'Joanna Murray-Smith’s drama about thriller writer Patricia Highsmith’s dying days sequestered in Switzerland is brilliant, sinister entertainment in the Hitchcock mode.'
Thrills and Chills Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 November 2014; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
'Patricia Highsmith’s talent was as sharp as her tongue. Elissa Blake peeks inside the mind of one of literature’s most unusual writers.'
Pitch-Perfect Pas de Deux Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 November 2014; (p. 15)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
The Power of Words to Transform John McCallum , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 November 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
Review : Switzerland Nancy Groves , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 November 2014;

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
A Battle of Wills Worthy of Highsmith Herself Jason Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 November 2014; The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 November 2014;

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
Review : Switzerland Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 November 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
Adapting to a Season Without Cate Andrew Taylor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 September 2013; (p. 16)
Thrills and Chills Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 November 2014; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
'Patricia Highsmith’s talent was as sharp as her tongue. Elissa Blake peeks inside the mind of one of literature’s most unusual writers.'
Pitch-Perfect Pas de Deux Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 November 2014; (p. 15)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
The Power of Words to Transform John McCallum , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 10 November 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
A Battle of Wills Worthy of Highsmith Herself Jason Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 November 2014; The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 November 2014;

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
Review : Switzerland Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 November 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
Review : Switzerland Nancy Groves , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 17 November 2014;

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
Seductive Thriller with a Barbed Wit Cameron Woodhead , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 September 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
Swiss Armoured Life Peter Craven , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 22 October 2016;

— Review of Switzerland Joanna Murray-Smith 2014 single work drama
'Joanna Murray-Smith’s drama about thriller writer Patricia Highsmith’s dying days sequestered in Switzerland is brilliant, sinister entertainment in the Hitchcock mode.'
Adapting to a Season Without Cate Andrew Taylor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 September 2013; (p. 16)
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