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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Gwen is 90. She woke up this morning to discover that purgatory is sitting alone in a new house in a new subdivision on the edge of town, trying to work out if the remote in her hand operates the TV, the air-con or the fan-forced oven. But the kids are coming round and Father Ezekiel is on his way to bless the house, so the beginning of the end is looking up ...

'Written specially for Company B, Gwen in Purgatory is Tommy Murphy's brilliant existential comedy about an African missionary in the wilderness of Australian suburbia. Gwen's brood of ordinary souls is battling along in a changing world and wringing out the last drops of their matriarch's faith. Between them they may just find their way to some sort of forgiveness.'

Source: Belvoir Street Theatre website, http://www.belvoir.com.au/
Sighted: 22/09/2009

Production Details

  • World premiere produced by Company B, in a co-production with La Boite Theatre Company at Belvoir St Upstairs, 4 July 2010. Director: Neil Armfield.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Neil Armfield , 2010 single work criticism (p. [vii]-ix)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2010 .
      Extent: 63p.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 9780868198705 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Gwen in Purgatory : A Play

Works about this Work

Priestly Role a Blessing for an Actor Dodging Stereotypes Adam Fulton , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 August 2010; (p. 16)
Exploring a Duty of Care Philip O'Brien , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 August 2010; (p. 20)
A Family Show That Deftly Chastens Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 August 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 August 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Family Unravels While Waiting for Gwen to Go John McCallum , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 August 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Soul Searching Steve Dow , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 August 2010; (p. 6-7)
Untitled John McCallum , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 September 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Moving On Jane Scott , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 29 September - 5 October no. 803 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Family Ties That Bind and Strangle James Harper , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 October 2010; (p. 52)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Life After Youth Suzanna Clarke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 October 2010; (p. 6)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Burnt by Brilliance Michael Connor , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 54 no. 11 2010; (p. 96--100)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Introduction Neil Armfield , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Gwen in Purgatory 2010; (p. [vii]-ix)
Untitled 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Circle , October 2010; (p. 8)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
A Family Show That Deftly Chastens Jason Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 August 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 August 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Family Unravels While Waiting for Gwen to Go John McCallum , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 August 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Untitled John McCallum , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 September 2010; (p. 14)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Moving On Jane Scott , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 29 September - 5 October no. 803 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Family Ties That Bind and Strangle James Harper , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 October 2010; (p. 52)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Life After Youth Suzanna Clarke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 October 2010; (p. 6)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Burnt by Brilliance Michael Connor , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 54 no. 11 2010; (p. 96--100)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Untitled 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Circle , October 2010; (p. 8)

— Review of Gwen in Purgatory Tommy Murphy 2010 single work drama
Priestly Role a Blessing for an Actor Dodging Stereotypes Adam Fulton , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 August 2010; (p. 16)
Exploring a Duty of Care Philip O'Brien , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 August 2010; (p. 20)
Soul Searching Steve Dow , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 August 2010; (p. 6-7)
Introduction Neil Armfield , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Gwen in Purgatory 2010; (p. [vii]-ix)
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