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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Inspired by real-life events, Australian Marriage Act tells the story of sixteen-year-old Victoria seeking permission to marry her 22-year-old fiancé Rod. When she is refused permission from both her parents and the courts, she takes her case to the Supreme Court. In the course of the hearing, the couple discover they are pregnant and - to secure their future - they buy into several media contracts. Australian Marriage Act is a frank, humorous and moving account of a young couple's fight for love. Exploring sexual relationships and the age of consent, personal identity, discrimination, privacy and the law, Australian Marriage Act is bold, original and raw theatre.' (Publisher's blurb)


  • Dedication: The play is dedicated to Amie, for her tenacity, and to Harvey, whose birth fuelled the power and the passion.
  • 'Co-devised with Genevieve Morris, Jim Russell and Mira Kostiuk.' (t.p.)

Production Details

  • Australian Marriage Act was developed and produced by Arena Theatre Company. It first toured in July and August 2001, playing in Queensland and Victorian secondary schools, directed by Marcia Ferguson..

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2008 .
      Extent: 48p.
      ISBN: 9780868198378 (pbk.)
Last amended 30 Oct 2008