Never Did Me Any Harm single work   drama  
Note: Devised by Force Majeure.
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Over the past few decades the word 'parenting' has crept insidiously, almost imperceptibly, into our vernacular bringing with it increasing anxiety around issues of raising children. Is the pressure to get it right overwhelming us? And what is "good parenting" anyway? Are children today given too much choice? Too few boundaries? Less chance to take risks? Are they protected from notions of failure? Sexualised too young?

Drawing inspiration from Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel The Slap, Force Majeure's Artistic Director Kate Champion and her company interviewed people of all ages and backgrounds to garner their views on the subject of parenting. In a familiar, yet disconcertingly Lynchian, Aussie backyard seven actors and dancers create a myriad of familiar characters from the verbatim text that they collected.' Source: www.sydneytheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 26/9/2011)

Notes

  • 'This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Melbourne International Arts Festival. Force Majeure is assisted by the Australia Government through the Australia Council and Arts NSW.' Source: www.sydneytheatre.com.au/ (Sighted 26/09/2011).

Production Details

  • Presented by the Sydney Theatre Company, Force Majeure and the Sydney Festival, 11 January – 12 February 2012 at the Wharf 1 Theatre. Director: Kate Champion.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Slap Bang in Middle of Search for Balance Wendy Frew , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 January 2012; (p. 2)
Emotions Flow in Heartfelt Exploration of Parents and Children Jill Sykes , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 January 2012; (p. 10)

— Review of Never Did Me Any Harm 2012 single work drama
The Secret Garden of Earthly Delights Matthew Westwood , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 January 2012; (p. 16)
Meld of Theatre and Movement Makes for a Few Home Truths Jordan Beth Vincent , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 October 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of Never Did Me Any Harm 2012 single work drama
A New Generation Delivers Clare Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 October 2011; (p. 4)
Festival Line-Up Big on Urban Grit Clare Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 October 2011; (p. 5)
The Slap Destined for Blanchett's Stage Matthew Westwood , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 -25 September 2011; (p. 7)
'Chris Tsiolkas's novel about suburban bitterness and spite ... has inspired a physical-theatre work to be staged at the Sydney Theatre Company next year.'
Emotions Flow in Heartfelt Exploration of Parents and Children Jill Sykes , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 January 2012; (p. 10)

— Review of Never Did Me Any Harm 2012 single work drama
Meld of Theatre and Movement Makes for a Few Home Truths Jordan Beth Vincent , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 October 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of Never Did Me Any Harm 2012 single work drama
A New Generation Delivers Clare Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 October 2011; (p. 4)
Festival Line-Up Big on Urban Grit Clare Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 October 2011; (p. 5)
Slap Bang in Middle of Search for Balance Wendy Frew , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 January 2012; (p. 2)
The Secret Garden of Earthly Delights Matthew Westwood , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 January 2012; (p. 16)
The Slap Destined for Blanchett's Stage Matthew Westwood , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 -25 September 2011; (p. 7)
'Chris Tsiolkas's novel about suburban bitterness and spite ... has inspired a physical-theatre work to be staged at the Sydney Theatre Company next year.'
Last amended 26 Sep 2011 09:07:05
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