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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Samson
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'A co-production with La Boite Theatre Company

'This is Julia-Rose Lewis’ first play and she has made something wondrous. On the one hand, Samson is an Australian coming-of-age story set in a country town. On the other hand, it is a completely disarming hodgepodge of unexpectedness and originality, of metaphysics and silliness, of religious faith and topless sunbathing.

'Essie, Beth, Sid and Rabbit are growing up at the arse end of the arse end of the world. Boredom, decay and violence plague their lives. And grief, for the death of a friend. Grappling with their own existence and grasping hopelessly at the future, they find themselves imagining heaven and dreaming of hell.

'Samson fizzes with truth; it is brutal yet gentle, funny yet sad, young yet old. At its heart is the startling idea that the death of someone important can be the start of something excellent.

'Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) makes her Belvoir debut in this gem about discovering beauty in unlikely places.' (Publication summary)

Production Details

  • Performed at Belvior's Downstairs theatre 7-31 May 2015

    Cast

    Ashleigh Cummings

    Team

    By Julia-Rose Lewis

    Director Kristine Landon-Smith

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2015
    • Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Valley - New Farm area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Playlab , 2016 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 9781925338300

Works about this Work

Ashleigh's Cummings Into Her Own Stride Andrew Fenton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 31 May 2015; (p. 6)
Youthful Quandaries James Harper , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 April 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Samson Julia-Rose Lewis , 2015 single work drama
Youthful Quandaries James Harper , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 April 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Samson Julia-Rose Lewis , 2015 single work drama
Ashleigh's Cummings Into Her Own Stride Andrew Fenton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 31 May 2015; (p. 6)
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