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y separately published work icon The Turquoise Elephant single work   drama  
First known date: 2015 Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Turquoise Elephant
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The Turquoise Elephant is a bitingly-funny absurdist work, depicting the chaos of a future world rapidly succumbing to climate change. As the environmental disaster unfolds, three generations of women from a privileged political family watch on - from their hermetically sealed, temperature controlled home. But just how safe are they? It's a play about contrasts: grotesque privilege and dispossession, sanity and insanity, hope and fatalism.

Source: ABC Radio National. Interview with Stephen Carleton available here.

Production Details

  • Presented by Griffith Theatre Company. Performrd at SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross : 24 October - 26 November 2016.

    Director: Gale Edwards

    Set Designer: Brian Thomson

    Costume Designer: Emma Vine

    Lighting & AV Designer: Verity Hampson

    Associate Lighting Designer: Daniel Barber

    Sound Designer: Jeremy Silver

    Stage Manager: Karina McKenzie

    Cast: Catherine Davies, Maggie Dence, Julian Garner, Belinda Giblin, and Olivia Rose.


    Produced at Brown's Mart Theatre, Darwin City, 8-19 May 2018.

    Director: Gail Evans.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 94p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st October 2016
      ISBN: 9781925005745

Works about this Work

The End Is Nigh so All That Remains to Be Done Is to Enjoy It John McCallum , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 October 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of The Turquoise Elephant Stephen Carleton , 2015 single work drama
Theatre Tackles Climate Change Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 October 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of The Turquoise Elephant Stephen Carleton , 2015 single work drama
Theatre Tackles Climate Change Elissa Blake , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 October 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of The Turquoise Elephant Stephen Carleton , 2015 single work drama
The End Is Nigh so All That Remains to Be Done Is to Enjoy It John McCallum , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 October 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of The Turquoise Elephant Stephen Carleton , 2015 single work drama
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