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Adaptation of The Harp in the South Ruth Park , 1947 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Harp in the South : Part One and Part Two
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'A great Australian novel. A landmark theatre event. A portrait of Sydney as it once was.

'The world premieres of The Harp in the South: Part One and The Harp in the South: Part Two are designed to be enjoyed as one unforgettable, epic theatrical experience.

'This major new work is one of the most ambitious productions STC has ever created. Celebrated playwright Kate Mulvany has adapted novelist Ruth Park’s revered Australian trilogy – Missus, The Harp in the South and Poor Man’s Orange – and spread these beloved stories across two equally ambitious plays.

'The two parts stand alone, but together they offer over five hours of monumental, exuberant theatre. It’s a moving family saga and a celebration of Sydney in all its funny, gritty glory.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Theatre company's note: We encourage you to experience the entire epic. Viewed together they are a vivid and immersive narrative of Australian culture, and a memorable theatrical experience. You can choose to see both parts on one day, or elect to see them on different days.

Production Details

  • World premiere, Sydney Theatre Company (Roslyn Packer Theatre, 16 August to 6 October 2018).

    Director: Kip Williams.

    Set Designer: David Fleischer.

    Costume Designer: Renée Mulder.

    Lighting Designer: Nick Schlieper.

    Composer & Musical Director: Iain Grandage.

    Sound Designer: Steve Francis.

    With Tony Cogin, Benedict Hardie, Emma Harvie, Anita Hegh, Tara Morice, Rose Riley, Guy Simon, Helen Thomson, and Contessa Treffone.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9781760622459

Works about this Work

[Review] The Harp in the South Steve Dow , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 15-21 September 2018;

'Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Ruth Park’s still-resonant The Harp in the South trilogy for the STC boasts perfect casting for its darkly comic tale of gentrification and community.'  (Introduction)

From Sydney Slums to Gay Nuns : Adapting Ruth Park’s Novels for the Stage Steve Dow , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 22 August 2018;

'The Harp in the South caused uproar in 1948 for its portrayal of working-class life. Now Sydney Theatre Company has turned it into an epic stage production.'

Kate Mulvany Emerging Dov Kornits , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 18 August 2018;
Kate Mulvany Emerging Dov Kornits , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 18 August 2018;
From Sydney Slums to Gay Nuns : Adapting Ruth Park’s Novels for the Stage Steve Dow , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 22 August 2018;

'The Harp in the South caused uproar in 1948 for its portrayal of working-class life. Now Sydney Theatre Company has turned it into an epic stage production.'

[Review] The Harp in the South Steve Dow , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 15-21 September 2018;

'Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Ruth Park’s still-resonant The Harp in the South trilogy for the STC boasts perfect casting for its darkly comic tale of gentrification and community.'  (Introduction)

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