Sistergirl single work   drama   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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A light comedy about the friendship formed between two women from very different backgrounds. It is concerned with two alcoholics, both women, whose plight has landed them in a hospital ward where they are fighting their addiction with medical concern, mostly good-natured abuse - and the odd drop of secreted gin. They are from two very different cultures - one is Irish, the other Aboriginal - and the only bond they have is a shared experience of what drink can do.

Notes

  • First produced by Black Swan Theatre, Perth at the Dolphin Theatre, for the Festival of Perth 1992. Directed by Andrew Ross. Subsequently toured to Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Darwin, country Western Australia centres and Melbourne.

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Works about this Work

Reconciliation? Aboriginality and Australian Theatre in the 1990s Helen Gilbert , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 71-88) Australian Studies Now : An Introductory Reader in Australian Studies 2007; (p. 85-108)
Helen Gilbert considers a wide range of Aboriginal theatre produced in the 1990s, tracing the various articulations of Aboriginality in these performances and how, in spite of difficulties and frustrations, they opened up a space for 'productive dialogue' between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
Theatre Neville Cohn , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 September 1994; (p. 20)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
A Light Look at Our Dark History Steven Carroll , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 October 1994; (p. 7)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
A Black Play that Mixes Slapstick and Real-Life Injustice Leonard Radic , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 October 1994; (p. 17)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Dreaming of a Lost Daughter Felicity Bloch , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News , 21 October vol. 61 no. 7 1994; (p. 40)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
A Sally Morgan Stage Gem Katrina Power , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 March no. 22 1992; (p. 21)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Sydney Season for 'Sistergirl' 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 September no. 35 1992; (p. 11)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama

''Sistergirl', a play which is a beguiling mix of bawdy humour and poignant drama, focuses on two spirited elderly women, one of Aboriginal descent and the other Irish sharing a hospital ward. It is the first play by celebrated Aboriginal writer and painter, Sally Morgan, author of the best-selling novel, 'My Place'.'

Warm Humour Lifts Tragic Tale of Loss Charlton Buzzacott , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 November no. 38 1992; (p. 27)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
'I was struck by the comedy of this production but disappointed because it was not utilised to maximise its ability to deliver its message.'
Finding Sally Morgan Geraldine O'Brien , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 October 1992; (p. 35)
Wicked Old Girls Ann Collett , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 3 March vol. 113 no. 5809 1992; (p. 105-106)

— Review of Wahngin Country Jack Davis 1993 single work drama musical theatre ; Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Black Plays with Echoes of a Brutal Past Leonard Radic , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 February 1992; (p. 12)

— Review of Wahngin Country Jack Davis 1993 single work drama musical theatre ; Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Centre Stage and Talking Back Rachel Fensham , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Modern Times , May no. 3 1992; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Wahngin Country Jack Davis 1993 single work drama musical theatre ; Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Exhilarating Treatment Alison Farmer , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 February 1992; (p. 10)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Sistergirl Wows North-West Eddie Albrecht , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 May 1992; (p. 27)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Behind the Sport, a World of Grief and Myth Pamela Payne , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 October 1992; (p. 12)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
A Sally Morgan Stage Gem Katrina Power , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 March no. 22 1992; (p. 21)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Sydney Season for 'Sistergirl' 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 September no. 35 1992; (p. 11)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama

''Sistergirl', a play which is a beguiling mix of bawdy humour and poignant drama, focuses on two spirited elderly women, one of Aboriginal descent and the other Irish sharing a hospital ward. It is the first play by celebrated Aboriginal writer and painter, Sally Morgan, author of the best-selling novel, 'My Place'.'

Warm Humour Lifts Tragic Tale of Loss Charlton Buzzacott , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 4 November no. 38 1992; (p. 27)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
'I was struck by the comedy of this production but disappointed because it was not utilised to maximise its ability to deliver its message.'
Wicked Old Girls Ann Collett , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 3 March vol. 113 no. 5809 1992; (p. 105-106)

— Review of Wahngin Country Jack Davis 1993 single work drama musical theatre ; Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Black Plays with Echoes of a Brutal Past Leonard Radic , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 February 1992; (p. 12)

— Review of Wahngin Country Jack Davis 1993 single work drama musical theatre ; Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Centre Stage and Talking Back Rachel Fensham , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Modern Times , May no. 3 1992; (p. 25-26)

— Review of Wahngin Country Jack Davis 1993 single work drama musical theatre ; Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Exhilarating Treatment Alison Farmer , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 February 1992; (p. 10)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Sistergirl Wows North-West Eddie Albrecht , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 May 1992; (p. 27)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Behind the Sport, a World of Grief and Myth Pamela Payne , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 October 1992; (p. 12)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Theatre Neville Cohn , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 September 1994; (p. 20)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
A Light Look at Our Dark History Steven Carroll , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 October 1994; (p. 7)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
A Black Play that Mixes Slapstick and Real-Life Injustice Leonard Radic , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 October 1994; (p. 17)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Dreaming of a Lost Daughter Felicity Bloch , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish News , 21 October vol. 61 no. 7 1994; (p. 40)

— Review of Sistergirl Sally Morgan David Milroy 1992 single work drama
Reconciliation? Aboriginality and Australian Theatre in the 1990s Helen Gilbert , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s 1998; (p. 71-88) Australian Studies Now : An Introductory Reader in Australian Studies 2007; (p. 85-108)
Helen Gilbert considers a wide range of Aboriginal theatre produced in the 1990s, tracing the various articulations of Aboriginality in these performances and how, in spite of difficulties and frustrations, they opened up a space for 'productive dialogue' between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
Finding Sally Morgan Geraldine O'Brien , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 October 1992; (p. 35)
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