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y Saturn's Return single work   drama   - One act.
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Saturn has returned, and a moment of doubt changes everything. The universe conspires against Matt and Zara, and Zara is jettisoned into orbit.

'Sex on drugs has become sordid, but the allure of the threesome is still tempting. The prospect of having children is no longer odious, but mortgages and responsibility remain objects of contempt. It's time for lock down. But who's playing?

'Shifting perspectives on identity and Tommy Murphy's trademark comic flair combine to create a lively theatre of insight and ingenuity.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Dane.
  • This text went to the printer before the end of rehearsals and may differ from the play performed.

Production Details

  • First produced by the Sydney Theatre Company at the Wharf 2 Theatre on 15 August 2008. Director: David Berthold.

    Following a seaon in London, a re-worked version was produced by the Sydney Theatre Company at the Wharf 1 Theatre, 24 July to 30 August 2009. Director: David Berthold.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Gravity of Change Jackson Board , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 July 2009; (p. 21)
First Impressions : Tommy Murphy, Playwright Rosemary Neill , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2009; (p. 3)
Why the 'Off-Broadway' Run Is the Playwright's Friend Tommy Murphy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 July 2009; (p. 13)
Tommy Murphy discusses the benefits derived from producing work in differing venues (urban and surburban). Re-writing then flows from the responses of audiences and the input of cast members and production teams.
Planets Fail to Align in Relationship Tale Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Untitled Nicholas Pickard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 2 August 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Get Thee Behind Me, Saturn Ellie Harvey , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 August 2008; (p. 13)
Angst That's Painfully Good Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 August 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Planet Rings in Our Rebirth Matthew Clayfield , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 August 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Into the Eternal Moment Before the Eclipse of Adulthood Stephen Dunne , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 August 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Brought Back to Earth, So It Seems Tommy Murphy , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 August 2008; (p. 12)
Tommy Charts Generational Crisis 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Artery , Spring no. 8 2008; (p. 13)
Angst That's Painfully Good Jason Blake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 August 2008; (p. 25)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Planet Rings in Our Rebirth Matthew Clayfield , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 August 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Into the Eternal Moment Before the Eclipse of Adulthood Stephen Dunne , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 August 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Planets Fail to Align in Relationship Tale Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 July 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Untitled Nicholas Pickard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 2 August 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of Saturn's Return Tommy Murphy 2008 single work drama
Get Thee Behind Me, Saturn Ellie Harvey , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 August 2008; (p. 13)
Brought Back to Earth, So It Seems Tommy Murphy , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 August 2008; (p. 12)
Tommy Charts Generational Crisis 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Artery , Spring no. 8 2008; (p. 13)
The Gravity of Change Jackson Board , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 July 2009; (p. 21)
First Impressions : Tommy Murphy, Playwright Rosemary Neill , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2009; (p. 3)
Why the 'Off-Broadway' Run Is the Playwright's Friend Tommy Murphy , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 July 2009; (p. 13)
Tommy Murphy discusses the benefits derived from producing work in differing venues (urban and surburban). Re-writing then flows from the responses of audiences and the input of cast members and production teams.
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