Nick Enright adapted for the stage Dorothy Hewett's novel, Bobbin Up, - a world premiere National Institute of Dramatic Art Student production, NIDA Theatre, 12 -14 March 1993. Directors: Nick Enright and Kirsty Reilly.
Produced and performed by the students of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Edith Cowan University) in the Acting Studio from 18-23 September 1993. Directed by Chris Edmund and starring Monique Spanbrook and Daniel O'Connell.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yBobbin Up : A NovelDorothy Hewett,
Melbourne:Australasian Book Society,1959Z8130081959single work novel (taught in 7 units)A classic novel about urban working-class life in 1950s Australia, combining the shifting narrative viewpoint pioneered by Modernism with a relentless realist mode. The book abounds with portraits of working women, married and unmarried, middle-aged and young, zestful and tired. These varied existences form the collective hero of the novel whose social message has lost nothing of its urgency. (Source: Trove)