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y separately published work icon Cloudstreet single work   drama   - Three parts, 102 scenes
Adaptation of Cloudstreet Tim Winton , 1991 single work novel
Note: Adapted by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo from the novel by Tim Winton.
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Cloudstreet
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Tim Winton's quintessential Australian yarn of the spirited child Fish, his family and unlikely neighbours - sharing determination, faith, pain, and laughter is a story of love and the bonds that tie us to our sense of place. Hailed as one of the most acclaimed theatrical events of the decade, it is a five hour epic. (Source: Libraries Australia)

Exhibitions

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Production Details

  • First produced by Company B Belvoir and Black Swan Theatre in Berth 9, Darling Harbour, Sydney, 3 January - 8 February 1998.

    Director: Neil Armfield.


    The international tour of the play to Europe in 1999 was awarded the Best International Production Award at the Dublin Theatre Festival.


    Produced by Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan State Theatre Company of Western Australia.

    Presented at Malthouse Theatre, 6 May to 16 June 2019.

    Director: Matthew Lutton.

    Set and Costume Design: Zoe Atkinson.

    Lighting Design: Paul Jackson.

    Cast includes Natasha Herbert, Bert La Bonté, Guy Simon, Greg Stone, and Alison Whyte.

    Presented as part of the Perth Festival at His Majesty's Theatre, 21 February - 15 March 2020.

    Director: Matthew Lutton.

    Set & Costume Designer: Zoë Atkinson.

    Lighting Designer: Paul Jackson.

    Sound Designer: J. David Franzke.

    Composer: Elizabeth Drake.

    Associate Director: Katt Osborne.

    Cast: Arielle Gray, Brenna Harding, Natasha Herbert, Bert LaBonté, Ebony McGuire, Mikayla Merks, Ian Michael, Benjamin Oakes, Scott Sheridan, Guy Simon, Greg Stone, and Alison Whyte.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1998
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Perth, Western Australia,: Currency Press ; Company B Belvoir ; Black Swan Theatre Company , 1999 .
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      Extent: [vi], 122, xxvip.p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      ISBN: 0868195898
      Series: Current Theatre Series Currency Press (publisher), 1983- series - publisher 'Current Theatre Series consists of Australian plays published with the program inserted and sold during theatre seasons. The aim of the series is to promote and encourage new dramatic writing and make it accessible to theatregoers and the public. The text is presented at the first day of rehearsal and does not contain changes which the author may choose to make after the play has commenced its present season - these will be incorporated into any new edition published by Currency.' Currency Press.

Works about this Work

Malthouse Theatre’s Cloudstreet Peter Craven , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 18-24 May 2019;

'Although the Malthouse Theatre’s production of Cloudstreet is flawed, its failings cannot overshadow the fundamental power of Tim Winton’s novel.'

Tim Winton's Cloudstreet Returns to Stage Reimagined for Its Contemporary Australian Audience Kim Jirik , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , May 2019;

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright , Justin Monjo , 1998 single work drama

'There is a palpable sense of excitement in the Merlyn Theatre as the company of Cloudstreet runs through final rehearsals.' 

In Cloudstreet, Nostalgia All Too Easily Redeems Australia’s Colonial Past Sandra D'Urso , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 13 May 2019;

'Set in a rambling and ageing house haunted by a colonial past, Cloudstreet is a theatrical adaption of Tim Winton’s 1991 novel of the same title.'

2017 Arts Highlights of the Year Various , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 396 2017; (p. 39-43)

'To celebrate the year’s memorable plays, films, concerts, operas, ballets, and exhibitions, we invited twenty-six critics and arts professionals to nominate some personal favourites.' (Introduction)

How to Make the Australian Musical : from The Sapphires to Strictly Ballroom Steve Dow , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 15 June 2017;
'With Muriel’s Wedding the Musical making its debut in November, we take a look back at mainstage shows through the ages – the good and the bad.'
Over the Rainbow Murray Bramwell , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , September no. 192 1999; (p. 19)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright , Justin Monjo , 1998 single work drama
Cloud Nine Tony Squires , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 June 2001; (p. 2)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright , Justin Monjo , 1998 single work drama
Epic with a Silver Lining Des Partridge , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 July 2001; (p. 24)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright , Justin Monjo , 1998 single work drama
[Review] Cloudstreet Peter Fitzpatrick , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 37 2000; (p. 99-101)

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright , Justin Monjo , 1998 single work drama
Australia Growing Up, but in a Warped Mirror Bruce Weber , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times , 4 October 2001;

— Review of Cloudstreet Nick Enright , Justin Monjo , 1998 single work drama
Nostalgia, Reconciliation or New National Myth? : The Adaptation of 'Cloudstreet' to the Stage Jack Teiwes , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 48 2006; (p. 228-247)
'This article examines and demonstrates how minor aspects in Winton's book regarding a vision of Australia itself and Aboriginal issues were re interpreted and vastly magnified by the play's writers and director in lieu of the period novel's predominant focus on a family saga evoking a specific time and place.' Source: Jack Teiwes, 'Nostalgia, Reconciliation of New National Myth?' Australasian Drama Studies 48 April 2006: (229)
The Collaboration Process : Nick Enright and Justin Monjo's Adaptation of Cloudstreet Jack Teiwes , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Nick Enright : An Actor's Playwright 2008; (p. 61-77)
White Men, Wet Dreams : Fishing, Fatherhood and Finitude in Australian Theatre, 1955-2004 Jonathan Bollen , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something Rich and Strange : Sea Changes, Beaches and the Littoral in the Antipodes 2009; (p. 62-74)
In an overview of films and dramas that feature sea and beach life, 'the plays discussed in this chapter envisage a different relation between masculinity and environment from that of the Bush realist plays. This new relation is one in which an exposure to the sea and the sky has a resolutive effect on men who are somehow incapacitated or incomplete' (71).
Triple Booked Matt Price , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 13-14 December 1997; (p. 36-39)
On the Street Where We Live Sonia Harford , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 13 December 1997; (p. 5)
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