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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Let the Sunshine
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'Let the Sunshine' asks 'what happens when people of widely different political views are forced to co-exist.

'Toby, a maker of hard hitting documentaries, flees Sydney in shame when the press finds out he had inadvertently used a bogus witness in his latest film. He convinces his reluctant wife Ros to travel north with him to a haven in Queensland, fondly remembered from visits in his youth. Problem is it has now moved from a simple fishing village to a chic, upmarket, manicured playground of the wealthy and privileged. Ros meets an old school friend, Natasha, who is married to Ron, a hugely wealthy property developer.

'Ros and Natasha had little in common even at school and to say Toby and Ron are like chalk and cheese would be understating it. The connection between the two couples seems destined to be brief and acrimonious save for one thing. Power lawyer Emma, the daughter of Natasha, and drop out musician Rick, son of Ros, happen to meet. And then, in typical Williamson fashion, it's on for young and old.'

Source: Ensemble Theatre website, http://www.ensemble.com.au/
Sighted: 13/05/2009

Production Details

  • First produced by Ensemble Theatre, Sydney, 7 May - 14 June 2009. Director: Sandra Bates.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2009

Works about this Work

Stage Robin Usher , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 August 2012; (p. 13)
Williamson at His Satirical Biting Best Peter Wilkins , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 April 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Let the Sunshine David Williamson 2009 single work drama
Best Touring Drama Set for Theatre Stage 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 February 2012; (p. 39)
Untitled John Bailey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 2010; (p. 19)

— Review of Let the Sunshine David Williamson 2009 single work drama
Sea Change Satire Falls Short Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 August 2010; (p. 16)

— Review of Let the Sunshine David Williamson 2009 single work drama
Wily Acting Breathes Life into Bloodless Caricatures Harriet Cunningham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 3)

— Review of Let the Sunshine David Williamson 2009 single work drama
Untitled Nicholas Pickard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 May 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of Let the Sunshine David Williamson 2009 single work drama
Comfort in Domestic Discomfort John McCallum , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 May 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Let the Sunshine David Williamson 2009 single work drama
Same Sun Shines on Disparate Worlds Aaron Ridgway , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 2009; (p. 4)

— Review of Let the Sunshine David Williamson 2009 single work drama
Pleasant, Wryly Sentimental Williamson Alanna Maclean , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 July 2009; (p. 9)

— Review of Let the Sunshine David Williamson 2009 single work drama
Laughing About His Generation Bryce Hallett , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 September 2008; (p. 12)
Back in His Element, Where Families Clash Elissa Blake , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 May 2009; (p. 12)
Playwright or Wrong? Kristie Lau , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 May 2009; (p. 4)
Sunny Days Are Here Again Aaron Ridgway , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 July 2009; (p. 19)
The Cast and the Play Shine Lyn Mills , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 July 2009; (p. 9)
Last amended 16 Jul 2009 14:40:49
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  • Sydney,
  • 2007-2009
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