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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Pompeii, L.A.
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'A rumbling, growling work of high-camp comedy and Sewellesque despair. This is outrageous, incorrigible, opinionated and disorienting.'

Source: Judges' Report, The RE Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Awards: Winners 2009 website, www.slv.vic.gov.au/ross (sighted 23/06/2009)

'A spectacular tribute to Hollywood's highs and lows, Pompeii, L.A. plummets into the anxieties and hysteria of silver screen culture.

'Meet the child star. You know the one. Used-up, spat-out and on the fast-track to self-destruction. As his life unravels after a terrible accident, Pompeii, L.A. follows his damaged young mind as it folds inwards and scrambles for an escape. Instead of relief, what he finds is a world in which reality and nightmare collide - a schizoid universe populated by Judy Garland and a host of ex-child stars who are all grown up with nowhere to go.' (Malthouse Theatre website)

Production Details

  • Extract from the play read at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, 27 July, 2010. Produced by Malthouse Theatre at the Merlyn Theatre, SouthBank, Victoria, 16 November - 9 December 2012. Directed by Matthew Lutton.

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Works about this Work

City in Eruption, then the Ashes Settle Rebecca Harkins-Cross , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 November 2012; (p. 13)

— Review of Pompeii, L.A. Declan Greene , 2009 single work drama
An LA Spiral from Glitter to the Gutter Chris Boyd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 November 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Pompeii, L.A. Declan Greene , 2009 single work drama
Free- Falling in a Land of Illusion John Bailey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Pompeii, L.A. Declan Greene , 2009 single work drama
Free- Falling in a Land of Illusion John Bailey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Pompeii, L.A. Declan Greene , 2009 single work drama
An LA Spiral from Glitter to the Gutter Chris Boyd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 November 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Pompeii, L.A. Declan Greene , 2009 single work drama
City in Eruption, then the Ashes Settle Rebecca Harkins-Cross , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 November 2012; (p. 13)

— Review of Pompeii, L.A. Declan Greene , 2009 single work drama

Awards

2009 joint winner R. E. Ross Trust Playwrights' Script Development Award Selected for the 2010 PlayWriting Australia National Script Workshop.
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