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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Barmaids
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Production Details

  • Commissioned by the Deckchair Theatre Company, WA. First produced at the Old Custom House, Fremantle by the Deckchair Theatre Co., 9 November 1991, directed by Angela Chaplin, and at Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney, 1992. Also produced in New Zealand.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Katherine Thomson , 1991 .
      Extent: 81 leavesp.
      Edition info: 3rd draft
      Note/s:
      • "As premiered at Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle on 9th November, 1991".
First known date: 1991
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press ; Belvoir Street Theatre , 1992 .
      Extent: xii, 58p.p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0868193410
      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

Pockets of Rebellion : Katherine Thomson Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination 2005; (p. 157-198)

'This chapter focuses on Katherine Thomson as a playwright who utilises the conventions of social realism and naturalism to write plays that dramatise the effects of social and economic change on the lives of fictional but realistically-based characters.' (p.158)

Raising the Bar Sandra McLean , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 July 2005; (p. 19)

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
Untitled Adrian Wintle , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Advertiser , 22 February 1996;

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
Feisty Barmaids Keep Things Fast and Funny Maureen de la Harpe , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 April 1996; (p. 5)

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
Drinks at Dawn with the Wharf Barmaids Ron Banks , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 April 1996; (p. 46)

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
Raising the Bar Sandra McLean , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 July 2005; (p. 19)

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
No Tap Unturned David Hough , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 November vol. 113 no. 5797 1991; (p. 113)

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
Froth and Trouble Brian Hoad , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 September vol. 114 no. 5837 1992; (p. 97-98)

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
View from Behind the Bar Angela Bennie , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 September 1992; (p. 14)

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
New Australian Theatre Rosemary Neill , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 September 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Barmaids Katherine Thomson , 1991 single work drama
Pockets of Rebellion : Katherine Thomson Rachel Fensham , Denise Varney , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dolls' Revolution : Australian Theatre and Cultural Imagination 2005; (p. 157-198)

'This chapter focuses on Katherine Thomson as a playwright who utilises the conventions of social realism and naturalism to write plays that dramatise the effects of social and economic change on the lives of fictional but realistically-based characters.' (p.158)

Kim Durban: Do they Know what Directors Do? Danielle Wood , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Press Press , Autumn 1993; (p. 20-21)
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