'The Trouble with Harry', the story of Eugenia Falleni, the notorious 'ManWoman' of Sydney in the early 1900's, is a thrilling new play by award winning Australian playwright Lachlan Philpott [Colder/ 'Silent Disco']. Falleni enjoys a unique place in Sydney’s bawdy history and her story continues to fascinate. An Italian immigrant, Falleni lived much of her life as a man - Harry Crawford - and served time in prison for the murder of her own wife. Developed as part of the PlayWriting Australia National Script Workshop, this work takes an idiosyncratic look at the Falleni story, questions versions of this history and looks at contemporary debates and assumptions surrounding gender.' (Source: http://www.cre8ion.com.au/TroubleWithHarry.php)
First performed as a play reading at the upcoming World Theatre Festival in Brisbane in 2012.
Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London 2013
(Kate Gaul, for the 2017 Siren Theatre / Seymour Centre production)
(2017 Siren Theatre / Seymour Centre production)