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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 In The Club
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'Annie, Ruby and Olivia are going out. They want to get laid, get loose, get love — but they are women in a world of men. Not just any men, gods among men, their beloved boys, the boys of the AFL. And the rules of the game out there in the world of the night club and the dance floor are merciless, and the lines of division are clear.

'Patricia Cornelius is one of Australia’s most awarded, brilliant and uncompromising playwrights. In this brand new work she weaves fiction together with verbatim material to shine her fierce light on women’s accounts of sexual violence in the dark world of the club behind the club.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Presented By State Theatre Company As Part Of Adelaide Festival 2018. Performed at the Odeon Theatre, Norwood, South Australia : 23 February - 18 March 2018.

    Director: Geordie Brookman.

    Associate Director: Suzannah Kennett Lister.

    Set and & Lighting Designers: Geoff Cobham & Chris Petridis.

    Costume Designer: State Theatre Company Wardrobe.

    With the State Theatre Company Ensemble: Rachel Burke, Miranda Daughtry, Rashidi Edward, Dale March, Nathan O’Keefe, and Anna Steen.

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First known date: 2018
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Lovely Lovely Sometimes Ugly Patricia Cornelius , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2019 17387702 2019 selected work drama

    'In Lovely Lovely Sometimes Ugly, a collection of four plays by one of Australia’s most fearless playwrights, Patricia Cornelius displays all her skill, wit, beauty and anger, and serves them up like a still beating heart on a chipped plate.

    'Cornelius’s signature grungy poetic style is at its finest in the early play Love, a brutally beautiful journey into the emotional core of three broken souls in a broken world. In SLUT, a short, sharp stab into the heart of internalised misogyny, Cornelius explores the life and perceived crimes of Lolita, a schoolgirl whose sexual confidence both frightens and fascinates her peers. In The Club takes us into the adrenalin-fuelled, macho-pumped world of professional footballers and its intersection with slut-shaming and issues of consent. And in the sweeping, Lorca-inspired The House of Bernadette, the family of women left behind after the death of a patriarch is a goldmine of female desire, sexual repression, and individual compromise.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2019

Works about this Work

Patricia Cornelius : I Have Always Had to Strategise My Own Safety around Men Jane Howard (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 27 February 2018;

'After 36 years as a writer, and ahead of two new plays, Australia’s most award-winning playwright talks about funding, football and the #MeToo movement.' 

Patricia Cornelius : I Have Always Had to Strategise My Own Safety around Men Jane Howard (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 27 February 2018;

'After 36 years as a writer, and ahead of two new plays, Australia’s most award-winning playwright talks about funding, football and the #MeToo movement.' 

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