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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Colder
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'A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, nobody can account for what happened in the seven frantic hours before he's found. Years later his life seems normal, stable, happy. But something about that day haunts him. Something about that day remains unresolved. And then, he disappears again ...'(Source: Australian Script Centre website)

Production Details

  • Produced at the SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, 30 April - 24 May 2008.


    Produced at La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre, Brisbane, 22 June - 10 July, 2011.


    Produced at Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Melbourne, 13 March to 8 April 2018.

    Director: Alyson Campbell.

    Set & Costume Design: Bethany J Fellows.

    Lighting Design: Bronwyn Pringle.

    Sound Design: Chris Wenn.

    Assistant Director: Sarah Vickery.

    Stage Manager: Brittany Coombs.

    Assistant Stage Manager: Thomas Crawford.

    Cast: Marissa Bennett, Brigid Gallacher, Caroline Lee, Ben Pfeiffer, Charles Purcell, James Wardlaw.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre Lian Tanner (editor), Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 Z1594920 2008 anthology drama The twenty-seven plays on this CD have been selected by our National Reading Group as representing some of the best in contemporary Australian scriptwriting. Many of them have either won or been short-listed for major prizes, and they cover a wide range of themes and styles, from documentary theatre to seditious comedy and apocalyptic drama. Some of the playwrights are well-established, others are emerging writers whose work shows exciting potential. (Source: CD ROM) Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 pg. 7
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Bison [and] Colder Lachlan Philpott , Brisbane : Playlab , 2010 Z1778057 2010 selected work drama Two powerful plays from a challenging new theatrical voice.
    Originally written in 2000, Bison is witty, confronting and honest in its take-no-prisoners look at the real lives of today's gay men. Examining aspects of contemporary queer relationships such as virtual identity, monogamy, bareback sex and ageism, Bison strips back, sucks out and spits at the herd-like behaviour of the gay male habitat and the rules that govern the 'scene'.
    Colder. A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, nobody can account for what happened in the seven frantic hours before he's found. Years later his life seems normal; stable; happy. But something about that day haunts him. Something about that day remains unresolved. And then, he disappears again ... Colder explores the infinite unknowns surrounding missing persons and the fog of purgatory that engulfs those left behind. (Source: Publisher's website)
    Brisbane : Playlab , 2010
    pg. 69-140

Works about this Work

Loss and Grief at the Heart of Text Messages Bree Hadley , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 June 2011; (p. 19)
Emotional Journey of Untold Grief Alexander Fynes-Clinton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 June 2011; (p. 14)

— Review of Colder Lachlan Philpott , 2008 single work drama
Moving Meditation on What Is Missing Mark Hopkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 May 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Colder Lachlan Philpott , 2008 single work drama
When a Friend Simply Vanishes Without a Trace Andrew Taylor , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 April 2008; (p. 21)
Moving Meditation on What Is Missing Mark Hopkins , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 May 2008; (p. 14)

— Review of Colder Lachlan Philpott , 2008 single work drama
Emotional Journey of Untold Grief Alexander Fynes-Clinton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25-26 June 2011; (p. 14)

— Review of Colder Lachlan Philpott , 2008 single work drama
When a Friend Simply Vanishes Without a Trace Andrew Taylor , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 April 2008; (p. 21)
Loss and Grief at the Heart of Text Messages Bree Hadley , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 June 2011; (p. 19)
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